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Enki Zakanin just wants peace and quiet. He's completed his mission, and on the journey back to the Kordolian Fleet Station, he'd prefer to be left alone so he can manage the literal demon inside his head. Alone.

So when a strange distress call breaks the silence, his first instinct is to ignore the signal. Why would anyone be foolish enough to broadcast an open signal in the Ninth?

My name is Layla dela Cruz. I need your help.

A human? What in Kaiin's Hells is she doing this far into Sector Nine? Now, somehow, he has to go and get her. After all, he's given her his word.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Anna Carven (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Fiction romance fan
  • 19-08-19

It was good not great

warning spoiler alert it seemed to me like the story was a bit rushed not a lot of details or interaction with the heroine and the hero just sort of like a rushed love kind of thing. The action is always good and so is the sex scenes, however some parts of the story were left kind of like a cliffhanger not really developed that's what made not so great.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 24-08-19

Audio does NOT add to story

Kordolian First Division warrior Enki Zakanin has been acting as host to a Tharian consciousness in it’s second stage of evolution; and he’s been battling it the whole time. He just wants to be left alone, but finds himself committing to rescuing the human who sends out a rescue signal. The human woman, Layla dela Cruz, who has now been picked up by a Kordolian cruiser supporting the old regime.
Enki has never spoken to any human before. Why now? Why Layla? Why does he need to stage a rescue?
Re Harding’s narration: It’s pronounced Zak-a-nin NOT Za-kane-ian; the word is viGilance NOT viLigance (eternal vigilance was hard wired into their highly modified bodies).

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  • Heartshell75
  • 09-08-19

Another great series

I'm in love with the Kordorlens. There is a special brotherhood within these characters. I can't wait till the next mate hookup. Love love this whole series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-21

Slow burn

Solid book in the series with a nice slow burn. It did drag a bit at the end (last 3-4 chapters), but otherwise very enjoyable story with great narration.

What I didn't realize is that this series is the sequel to the Dark Planet series. It wasn't noticeable in the first book, but there are so many characters and universe events/references in this book that it became apparent I would've gotten more out of it if I had listened to the Dark Planet series first. Regardless, there is only one more book after this one so I'm going to finish it before going back to what are now the prequels for me.

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  • Carol
  • 30-04-21

Better Than Book One

I love the fact that the ‘Dark Planet Warriors’ series continues with this ‘Darkstar Mercenaries’ series. I was a little disappointed in book one but this book is much better. Layla is a woman determined to make her life better one way or the other; either by moving to the other side of the galaxy or killing her enemy. She doesn’t wait to be saved. I like it when the Kordolian first division soldiers find strong mates.

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  • Jessica M. Phillips
  • 18-02-21

I’m enjoying this second series

The narrator’s voice for Inke and Loden are great. He still needs to work on his female voices a bit. Lela sounds whiny and Abby sounds like a muppet. Alex was fine but still kind of weak, but fitting for the character. The romance is good. Build is okay. Kinda falls fast though making the climax fall a bit flat.

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  • Robin
  • 01-06-20

Wickedly Awesome

Great story..... holds everything . strong woman meeting and standing side by side with a man in hell. He helps her survive a brutal reality, and she shows him a mate's accepting love......

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  • Phx17
  • 22-12-19

Lukewarm listen

Each book in the Dark Star series has gotten progressively duller. This one was slow, plodding, and lacking any edge or passion. Even the narrator is tame and not representative of the fierce warriors.

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  • Catsongea
  • 13-12-19

Another stellar listen

I absolutely love these stories. Strong H and h. The stories just pull me along. They are irresistible. Can not wait for the next one. I also think the narrator is fabulous. Love the sound effects he makes and the different voices. Great job both of you.

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  • Julia
  • 21-10-19

If you've read Dark Planet Warriors........

Gotta Love those Kordolians, they are so HOT. FYI This series has the same characters and continues on with the 1st Division taking place shortly after the Kordolian Empire has fallen. This series is good so far but Dark Planet Warriors series was great. Here's a couple reasons I have. Unlike Dark Planet Warriors, I have yet to figure out the plot of the series. Is it just to keep humans out of hands of the evil Kordolians? Willl the "Mercenaries" AKA 1st Division, foil some grand scheme from the remnants of Kithia's Nobility? TBD

Darkstar Mercenaries series has a different narrator and there are conflicts in pronunciation to Dark Planet Warriors. Names are pronounced differently, and instead of saying the Roman Numeral (RN) of the ships he says the letter, example Risval 5 is pronounced Risval Vee, same thing with (RN) 10 he says X instead of Ten, this happens with all the (RN) when saying the ships names. I was confused at first. His voice was very pleasant and besides what I stated he's done a great job. I liked they did change to a males voice and it goes well with this series. I will definitely keep on buying the e-book and audiobooks.

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  • LoveChewie
  • 17-09-20

Great Story in This Series

loved the Dark Warriors books, and i am glad the story continues in this series. I enjoy the way each book is a story but the overall story keeps going forward.

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  • karen grave
  • 25-04-21

almost the same as previous book but different

I thought to start off with we were going to have the same storyline as Torin and Persephone but there was only a short part of the book with that type of drama and the rest took on A personality of it's own.
once again we see recent characters from other books pop in and this time it was Abby.
I really enjoyed the way Ms carven found the way to change up the story and add a bit more difficulty into the mix in regards to the hero.
heroine was a very understanding woman but we were reminded of it time after time..in different ways of course that she'd been through the worst and the attractions she felt couldn't be denied. almost a Stockholm Syndrome example but not really.
J F Harding did an ok job with this book too. when he was talking of previous heroines in the different series he did make different pronunciations and that kind of threw me a little but I had experienced it once before so I kind of expected it. I see there's lots more of Ms carvens book out there but they haven't been converted into audible yet so I'll just have to wait😔😔😔 but I do have one more to go...

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  • Anwar
  • 05-07-20

Really Good

The second instalment in the Darkstar Mercenaries is all about Enki Zakanin and Layla dela Cruz and it all starts with a distress call from Layla who is stuck in a pod after the ship she was on is destroyed and from there the action begins albeit reluctantly by Enki who just wants to alone to deal with the literal demon inside his head but, he has given his word that he would come and rescue this human stuck in the ninth sector of all places and just to complicate things there are other Kordolians in this sector and they get to Leyla first and the action is fast paced and plain surprising at times from there. i highly recommend this audio book and the series as a whole.

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  • A. J. Bergman
  • 09-08-19

Pre-ordered and not disappointed!

I love Anna Carven’s writing and I’m really happy with the narrator choice for the Dark Star mercenaries.