Review: Barbarian by Anna Hackett

Title:  Barbarian

Author: Anna Hackett

Series: Galactic Gladiators #6

Genre: SciFi

Format: eBook

Pages: 206

Dates Read: 2017, 2018, August 25,2 2020

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

Abducted by alien slavers, Winter Ashworth has been experimented on, blinded, and is struggling to deal with everything that has happened. The last thing she needs is a big hunky barbarian telling her she is weak. But the more time she spends with Nero the more she realizes he is actually very sweet. While dealing with their developing feelings Winter and Nero help search for the missing women. 

Nero and Winter start off on the wrong foot but Winter quickly realizes that Nero is just bad at communication. Nero is a big grumpy barbarian who has a sweet side. I loved him and the contrast between strength and sensitivity. He is probably one of my favorite gladiators so far. 

“Watching you has taught me that true strength has very little to do with muscles.”

Winter was a successful surgeon before she was blinded. She is struggling to deal with her lack of sight but she isn’t letting that stop her from living her life. I loved that she was determined to live her life to the fullest even if she never regained her vision completely. Winter was just a beautiful and caring woman who could kick asss if she needed to. I adored her! 

“My imperfections are a part of me. My vision doesn’t make me better or worse than someone else, or more or less useful. I’m just me and I’m fine the way I am.”

This book was nonstop action from the beginning and I loved it. The new enemy was fascinating and disturbing. What he did to his slaves really creeped me out and is now part of my nightmare scenarios. With each book we get closer to finding the hidden fight rings and I cannot wait until we find the mysterious Zaabha. Also I can’t wait for Zhim and Galen to fall. Those two cranky men need some happiness in their lives. 


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Previous books in the series:

  1. Gladiator
  2. Warrior
  3. Hero
  4. Protector
  5. Champion

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