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The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall – Audiobook Review

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Today, I want to share my thoughts about a new sci-fi romance, The Segonian by Dianne Duvall. The second book in her exciting action-packed series, Aldebarian Alliance.

I know! I don’t usually read science fiction. However, when one of my favourite indie authors decides to venture into this genre, where she goes I follow. 😉


What’s The Segonian about?

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Title: The Segonian by Dianne Duvall
Series: Aldebarian Alliance #2
Published by Tantor Audio on 19 January, 2021
Genres: Sci-Fi & Futuristic, Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Length: 12 hours 31 minutes
No. of Pages: 506

New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the second stand-alone novel in a thrilling new sci-fi romance series full of action, humor, and happily-ever-afters.

Eliana's life has never been what one might term ordinary. At least, it hasn't been for a very long time. As a powerful Immortal Guardian, she spends her nights hunting and slaying psychotic vampires that most of humanity doesn't even realize exist. Then an opportunity arises that instantly makes her extraordinary existence seem downright boring. The leader of the Immortal Guardians asks her to guard a group of mortals who are embarking upon a voyage across the galaxy to the planet Lasara. How could she possibly say no?

In no time at all, Eliana is hurtling through space on board a Lasaran battleship and getting to know not one but two alien races. It's the most exciting adventure of her long life... until the ship is unexpectedly attacked. Amid the chaos and destruction that follow, she valiantly helps everyone she can before an explosion renders her unconscious. When Eliana awakens, she finds herself alone, floating in space, clad only in a spacesuit, with no ship in sight. Alone--that is--except for the warm, deep voice that carries over the comm in her helmet.

Commander Dagon and the crew of the Segonian battleship Ranasura respond to a distress call from their Lasaran allies and join a massive Alliance-wide search-and-rescue mission. He quickly achieves communication with a lone Earthling female and races toward her. Every time they speak, his fascination with her grows and he becomes more desperate to reach her before her oxygen supply runs out. Her strength, bravery, and humor entice him, even more so when she defies all odds and they meet in person.

As he and Eliana embark upon a quest to find her missing friends, a bond swiftly grows between them that deepens with every laugh and smile and tender touch they share. But they are not the only ones searching for Earthling survivors. When Eliana herself becomes the hunted and their enemies begin to close in, can the two of them fight their way to victory, or will their enemies take everything?


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What did I think about The Segonian?

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A Stellar Adventure In This New Sci-fi Romance Series!

I’m already a big fan of Dianne Duvall’s books but sci-fi is not my usual reading genre. However, I love Dianne’s writing style, the language she uses and the way she paces her plots.

I was drawn into this story and remained hooked throughout.

We’d already met our leading lady, Eliana, in The Lasaran and Broken Dawn. The soft spot I had for her only grew as this story progressed. She was perfect. Eliana displayed all the traits that I need a protagonist to have: resilience, intelligence and gumption. Plus she had me cracking up with laughter on numerous occasions. Dagon was also a protagonist that I enjoyed getting to know. The strong, stoic commander of his Segonian ship who rarely smiled but lead his crew by example. I loved seeing Eliana peeling back his protective layers and getting under his skin.

Both main and supporting characters are written with a range of personalities without being stereotypical.

What makes characters believable, are their traits. Even when reading fantasy and science fiction, I need to recognise human psychologies to build that emotional connection. The Segonian introduces us to a whole host of other characters and alien races. However, be they, hero or villain, each one was written with credibility – Dianne made me never doubt they were real.

Kirsten Potter narrated this story as she has for Dianne’s other books.

Kirsten’s performance was excellent. She manages to convey just what the story needs, when it’s needed. Not only with the emotion, tension and performance she adds to the narrative, but the skill at which she uses her voice for the dialogue. Kirsten is one of the best narrators that I’ve heard and easily transports me into each scene.

There were quite a few jumps along the story timeline. However, I understand that they were necessary to “get everything in” and keep the pace engaging. I can’t wait to get back into space and join the Aldebarian Alliance now that the scene has been set.

Keep reading to find out more about Dianne Duvall and Kirsten Potter.

About Dianne Duvall

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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series, the Aldebarian Alliance series and The Gifted Ones series.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn’t writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she creates in her books.

Kirsten is a fantastic narrator with a huge range of voices and accents.

About Kirsten Potter

Narrator - Kirsten Potter

Kirsten Potter, a graduate of the Boston University School for the Arts, has performed on stage, film, and television, including roles on MediumBones, and Judging Amy. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Kirsten has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Her other titles include The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley, Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson, Sammy's House by Kristen Gore, and Madapple by Christina Meldrum, which was a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008. Kirsten has received recognition from the American Academy of Achievement and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, as well as numerous regional awards.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts.

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I hope I’ve sparked your interest in The Segonian and that you add this sci-fi romance to your groaning TBR piles. 😉

Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(3) Comments

  1. […] aren’t my usual reading genre. However, I’ve found a few recently that I really loved. (The Segonian by Dianne Duvall and More Than Stardust by Vivien Jackson) I decided that the blub was too tempting to resist and […]

  2. Yes… I am loving this new series. Fantastic review

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Kimberly, me too!

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