Review: Paladin by Anna Hackett

Title: Paladin

Author: Anna Hackett

Series: Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone #4

Format: eBook

Genre: Science Fiction

Date Read: March 23, 2020

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

Dr. Simone Li has been abducted, enslaved, and constantly worried for her daughter. Now they are both safe under the protection of the House of Rone but Simone still feels guilty. Toren, the once emotionless cyborg, was damaged during her rescue and now he cannot control his feelings. She is determined to help Toren work with his emotions while helping to bring down the Edull. 

“Life is full of ups and downs, Toren. Challenges and triumphs. The struggle, being outside our comfort zone, that’s how we grow.”

I am so glad to jump back into this alien and cyborg filled world. I just love this series and I am sad to see it will be ending soon but I will reread it. Simone was a strong, smart, single parent of a daughter who likes to make bombs. I really liked her and Grace. Toren was the quiet, controlled cyborg but now he is emotional and out of control. He can’t control his feelings except when he is with Simone. She calms him and makes him realize emotions aren’t bad things. 

“Emotions are messy. They don’t run in a straight, predictable line. You can’t have the highs without the lows.”

Together these two not only heal each other and find love but they fight the Edull and get valuable information. It’s just a matter of time before they are taken down and all the humans are safe.

Overall, I loved this addition to the story and I can’t wait for the next one. I need to see grumpy Maxon fall in love. Oh and I also love seeing how great Toren was with Grace. It was so sweet I couldn’t get enough of it.


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Previous books in the series:

  1. Sentinel
  2. Defender 
  3. Centurion

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