Series: Dawn of War 01
Author: A.M. Hawke
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Novel (303pgs)
Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (Aug. 01, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Salvation follows gladiator-pit-ruler Malek and sky-ruler Soran. Their two states face destruction unless the men can form a bond they both can trust.
Sexy and violent, with great battles in a beautiful cloud city, Hawke’s work has been described as dark, bloody, and thought-provoking. Salvation should appeal to readers of gay fiction and stories involving men loving men.
Famed gladiator Malek the Destroyer has spent years secretly plotting a revolution against the oppressive Senate that rules his planet. Popular victors who have retired, left the city of Dis, or even apparently died in the arena have secretly trained as Malek’s revolutionary army.
But Malek’s revolution won’t stand a chance if only one city fights it. He reaches out to Soran, leader of the one autonomous city left on the planet, Aerix. Soran leads a caste of Skyknights, starfighter pilots famed for elaborate body modifications that make them nimble fighters and grueling training as soldiers and fighter pilots. Malek invites Soran to Dis to secure an alliance—and to tempt him with promises of power.
Review: Malek and Soren were not what I would call a loving couple. These two men would do anything for their people. They were strong minded and determined to stop the senate. Though the path is by no means easy and the loss will be devastating if they lose they still come together to stop the senate.
I loved this story. The battle scenes were epic, bloody and edge of your seat worthy. Malek unites many cities people who have been oppressed since the senates rise to power. These people are willing to do what it takes to succeed. Malek is a warrior through and through.
Soren’s people are delicate in that the alterations they have done to their bodies to make them fast also makes their bones brittle. Hence the reason why they rule the skies as they are amazing sky fighters. This is such an amazing story of epic proportions.
I am looking forward to reading the next installment to see what happens next in this epic battle.