Book Review: The Fall of the Midnight Scorpions

midnightScorpion-510Title: The Fall of the Midnight Scorpions

Author: Thea Landen

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

A year has passed since Ro Bernard escaped from the Midnight Scorpions, a clandestine group of mercenaries that exists in the outside world as little more than myths and rumors. Though haunted by the reprehensible acts she committed and witnessed as a member of the organization, her primary focus is keeping a roof over her head and food on her plate. A chance encounter leads her to Karin Cassels, whose son died in the Scorpions’ underground laboratory. While sharing details about her son’s research, Ro reveals the most disturbing information she has on the group. Their leader, scientist Dane Zedek, has been integrating cybernetic parts with human soldiers in the hopes of building himself a lethal army that will help him achieve even greater political power.

The women hatch a plan to take down the Midnight Scorpions with two ultimate goals: kill Zedek, and rescue Callum, Ro’s lover who was the first of the scientist’s experimental hybrids. For additional assistance, Dr. Cassels directs Ro to Reggie Quinn, a drifter who is no stranger to odd jobs and risky situations. Reggie agrees to join the cause in exchange for a percentage of whatever they loot from the Scorpions’ base.

They embark on an adventure throughout three warring countries to assemble their team and gather the necessary materials for their schemes. Along the way, Ro tries to fight her growing attraction to Reggie, especially as reminders of her unhappy past keep resurfacing. Love and redemption wait for her at the end of her mission to defeat the Midnight Scorpions…assuming she makes it out alive.

 The Fall of the Midnight Scorpions shows sci-fi romance at its finest. Ro Bernard, a former member of the Midnight Scorpions, a band of mercenaries, is struggling to keep a roof over her head and some food in her belly. When she meets Karin Cassels, whose son died at the hands of the Scorpions. Ro and Karin come up with a plan to kill Dane Zedek, the leader of the Scorpions and a scientist of the insane variety, save Ro’s lover who has been turned into a hybrid thanks to aformentioned crazy scientist and take down the Scorpions once and for all.

Ro and Karin enlist the help of Reggie Quinn, who agrees to join in exchange for loot. Reggie’s morality is questionable at times but that doesn’t stop Ro from feeling attracted to him…

I don’t want to spoil the plot, so I’ll just say that it did held a few interesting surprises and that I genuinely enjoyed it. The author has a casual writing style and even though it’s science-fiction, there are no page-long descriptions or explanations of how things work. It’s quite fast-paced too. The characters were great, especially Ro. She was complex and had a lot of different emotions vying for attention in her mind; although she still loved Callum, she felt attracted to Reggie, and it complicated matters for her, but made it all the more interesting for the reader.

An enjoyable read from start to end, with engaging characters and an interesting plot mixed with sizzling romance.


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