Angie's Gladiator (Icehome, #5)
As an a’ani warrior, my life matters little. Cloned from the same matter as thousands of others, I am but one of many. Here on the ice planet, though, I can start over. I can become my own person, have my own needs, my own wants. I know what I want. I have known since the moment I arrived. Her name is Angie. She is human, with sad, lonely eyes and a very pregnant belly. To her, I am not just another clone. I am Vordis, the one who laughs at her jokes, tends to her needs, and makes her smile. I will do anything to make her mine. But my brother and fellow clone Thrand thinks the same way, and he's just as determined to win her. Will I have to destroy my bond with my brother to win my female? Or will he cause a rift between us that's impossible to mend?

Angie's Gladiator (Icehome, #5) Details

TitleAngie's Gladiator (Icehome, #5)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 3rd, 2018
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GenreScience Fiction, Aliens, Romance

Angie's Gladiator (Icehome, #5) Review

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    January 1, 1970
    Damn but I love the world Ruby Dixon made in the Ice Planet. I love these, sweet, protective, and sexy Aliens so much. I was so glad that Angie got her story and we readers got to find out the secret of her pregnancy. I loved Vordis Aka hot sauce so much. I loved Angie and Vordis together and I really loved how bad the knock knock jokes were. I just love this whole series and the connecting series. They are one of my happy places! I can't wait for the next one.
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  • Mei
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book in this series!Angie and Vordis are such a nice couple and they deserved their happy ending. Poor Angie wake up pregnant and doesn't know when of how she got pregnant. She's terrified that she will gave birth to a monster. She's wondering if she were raped or she was experimented upon. And she's rightly terrified.Vordis doesn't know what to think. He's a'ani, a clone, and was always a slave. He doesn't know whything about being free, but he's been programmed, with his brother Another great book in this series!Angie and Vordis are such a nice couple and they deserved their happy ending. Poor Angie wake up pregnant and doesn't know when of how she got pregnant. She's terrified that she will gave birth to a monster. She's wondering if she were raped or she was experimented upon. And she's rightly terrified.Vordis doesn't know what to think. He's a'ani, a clone, and was always a slave. He doesn't know whything about being free, but he's been programmed, with his brother clone, to protect Angie, so that's what he will do.Both of them starts getting feelings for each other, but their different upbringings generates a lot of misunderstandings even if they do try to communicate. Where one think that she/he has clearly explain something, the other understands something totally different but cositent to his/her prior life. Still they try and try.Vordis' brother Thrand doesn't make things easier. He's always underway and always competing with Vordis, even if he doesn't feel any attraction to Angie but just obbeys his programming. He's also terrified of loosing his brother and being alone for the first time in his life.The descripton of Angie giving birth and Vordis loving help is lovely. The baby is born and is beautiful and obviously not a monster. But Angie would have loved her all the same and that's lovely too!I hope poor Thrand also gets his story. At the end of this book he's forlorn and sad...
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  •  B.E.Love
    January 1, 1970
    If you know anything about these two charters, and if you read any books in this series before this you do. You know that this book could have went any number of ways and there was so much story and so much in the air with these two characters. Well I have to tell you this book was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I loved it so much, I loved the charters Angie and Vordis, and I love how Ruby Dixon wrote the story it was beyond perfect and I am so glad she went the way she did with thi If you know anything about these two charters, and if you read any books in this series before this you do. You know that this book could have went any number of ways and there was so much story and so much in the air with these two characters. Well I have to tell you this book was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I loved it so much, I loved the charters Angie and Vordis, and I love how Ruby Dixon wrote the story it was beyond perfect and I am so glad she went the way she did with this story. Angie and Vordis are so great together. Vordis isn't what I though and thats in a good way, I liked him but I wasn't sure how it would all work out with Thrand and him and Angie. Seeing Vordis and Angie find there was together was so sweet and I also really liked seeing Thrand and Vordis's relationship. After reading this one I can't wait for Thrands book. We think we know him but in this book we see that we don't an we also see that he may not know himself as well as he thought either. I would rater this book a 10 if I could.
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  • Leigh
    January 1, 1970
    Angie's Gladiator is book 5 in the Icehome series and my favorite so far. It was sweet but also heartbreaking. Vordis and Thrand are a'ani warriors which are basically clones. They are raised to not be individuals or to think for themselves but Vordis has always felt differently and now that he is free he wants to be seen as separate from Thrand. The interactions between the two were heartbreaking because Thrand has difficulty understanding what is happening with his brother. When the clones are Angie's Gladiator is book 5 in the Icehome series and my favorite so far. It was sweet but also heartbreaking. Vordis and Thrand are a'ani warriors which are basically clones. They are raised to not be individuals or to think for themselves but Vordis has always felt differently and now that he is free he wants to be seen as separate from Thrand. The interactions between the two were heartbreaking because Thrand has difficulty understanding what is happening with his brother. When the clones are awakened on the new planet they feel a connection to Angie and are immediately protective of her. The only difference is that Thrand sees her as a duty and Vordis wants more. Angie seems to be the only one really looking at them because she can always tell them apart. I really liked Angie and my heart broke for her. I can't imagine waking up pregnant and on a strange planet with no idea what is in your belly. Vordis was such a loving, caring male and tried so hard to win Angie's affections. Such a wonderful story that I wish was longer.
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  • ♛ Garima ♛
    January 1, 1970
    This is the sweetest romance possible ...well possible for a pregnant woman. I've been waiting for Angie's story for so long, I almost forgot about it. But I am glad to read it. I am not in a mood for a long review and since it is #5 of the series, you either kind of know the situation or you don't want to start series from middle.... ;)That's it from 'lazy' me...
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  • MsKingsPens
    January 1, 1970
    I was nervous about this book. I didn't want it to be a throuple and I didn't want Thrand's mate to be second best. Thankfully, none of that happens.I really liked Angie and Vordis. They both start the book after having had a rough go of it. Angie could have been whiny. Instead, her confusion and isolation felt real and it made her falling for the guy that saw her as a woman first (pregnant lady second) even better. Vordis was sweet, patient, and besotted. I liked him almost as much as Ashtar (w I was nervous about this book. I didn't want it to be a throuple and I didn't want Thrand's mate to be second best. Thankfully, none of that happens.I really liked Angie and Vordis. They both start the book after having had a rough go of it. Angie could have been whiny. Instead, her confusion and isolation felt real and it made her falling for the guy that saw her as a woman first (pregnant lady second) even better. Vordis was sweet, patient, and besotted. I liked him almost as much as Ashtar (who has a brief and funny cameo).Thrand* was a pain but once you realize that all of the changes aren't affecting him the way Vordis thinks they are, you just feel sad for him.* It's fairly obvious who his mate will be and I am conflicted about his book. Ruby Dixon makes it very clear that he has no romantic interest in Angie. However, because of the directive programmed into his head he will always want to protect her... I don't know if I like that. Plus, I have a feeling his mate will spend a good portion of his book thinking he wants Angie. I hate reading about jealous heroines.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsI'm reviewing as I read so I don't forget anything important.1. Not off to a great start. "Redneck" is used by Angie in the first chapter when talking about her name. Let's not stereotype. If it's not nice to do it against one group, it's not nice against any group. One of Dixon's dragon books stereotyped the south in a similar way. There is a way to technically stereotype in which you're using the common characteristics to draw logical conclusions, but there's another way that is ignor 3.5 starsI'm reviewing as I read so I don't forget anything important.1. Not off to a great start. "Redneck" is used by Angie in the first chapter when talking about her name. Let's not stereotype. If it's not nice to do it against one group, it's not nice against any group. One of Dixon's dragon books stereotyped the south in a similar way. There is a way to technically stereotype in which you're using the common characteristics to draw logical conclusions, but there's another way that is ignorant and wrong. Let's stop being ignorant and wrong. 2. One of the other women says she's going to go find a short bus after Vordis thinks she and another have are mentally slow. She knows he was just misreading the situation, and she says that about a short bus, which is very offensive because of how she said it and because she felt so insulted. There is nothing wrong with mental slowness, and a character with that attitude doesn't deserve a book, so I have reservations about this character.3. I have reservations about other characters , too, now. I'm sure most of it will work itself out in time, but right now it's weird. The spin the bottle thing? They know they will likely eventually resonate, and it's dumb to kiss or try to win over other people you're going to be living in a small community with knowing you may end up with someone else and have to still see the other(s) all the time. I'm still bothered by the Claire and Bek thing. Yuck.4. When I first read that Angie would not end up with both "twins", I was disappointed. I thought it made no sense. I was wrong. I love love love how this story was done. Everything makes so much sense now, and I'm very glad that the brothers will have their own mates. I'm not at all opposed to threesome relationships, and I wouldn't be opposed to a book like that, but I'm glad Vordis and Thrand have their own mates. There was so much about freedom, choice, and individuality in this book that was really well thought out and written. I'm not sure how any threesome relationships would work though because of the khuis. If two people resonate but keep a previous pleasure mate or gain one, what if that pleasure mate resonates to someone later? I think that road would be weird and difficult given the current rules for this series.5. I love how Vordis claims Glory as his own. It's how families should be, and I just loved it. Vordis is an amazing person overall. I liked him and Angie more than some other characters. I definitely enjoyed this book more than the recent one with the female character who was horribly stereotyped and overdone. Do you have something against southerners, Ms. Dixon? It seems like you do. I love your books, but less stereotyping and such would be awesome.Okay, I'm done reading. Overall, I loved the book. I enjoyed both characters plus the story immensely. My rating ignores everything I mentioned about other characters and other books, past and future. I won't penalize one book because of others. I do hold the short bus comment and stereotyping against it, though. I'm honestly not easily offended, but really this stuff doesn't belong in books. I love the Ice Planet Barbarian world, but insults and bias and stereotyping don't belong in romance books.
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  • Michelle Thao
    January 1, 1970
    Once in a while, it's nice to get a sweet love story than the HOT as heck one we've become accustom to and is eagerly awaiting. In this story, we get to find out the story of Angie and her Hot Sauce of a choice, Vordis.Angie doesn't feel like she belongs. I mean, who can blame her. She wakes up pregnant on an alien planet and is told she won't ever be able to go home. Not only that, but it seems everyone is walking on eggshells with her since she doesn't even know how she got pregnant and who's Once in a while, it's nice to get a sweet love story than the HOT as heck one we've become accustom to and is eagerly awaiting. In this story, we get to find out the story of Angie and her Hot Sauce of a choice, Vordis.Angie doesn't feel like she belongs. I mean, who can blame her. She wakes up pregnant on an alien planet and is told she won't ever be able to go home. Not only that, but it seems everyone is walking on eggshells with her since she doesn't even know how she got pregnant and who's baby it is. All she really want is someone to really talk with. However, the only ones to show her any interest at all are two hot as heck red aliens, the a'ani, Vordis and Thrand.Vordis knows, from experience, that Angie is his to protect. It may be programmed into him but, for the first time ever, he feels more than what's been "programmed" into him. He is an a'ani, and the a'ani are beneath so many other beings. As he struggles with the emerging feelings, he also has to deal with his a'ani brother Thrand, who see everything as nothing but a challenge. Will he be able to be something else for the first time in his life or will he be forever a slave to others and that of their wills? Will Angie be his or will he lose her to his a'ani brother or one of the others?I enjoyed the slower pace of this story. The little jokes and the misunderstanding of things because, well, things get lost in translation, helped build the relationship between the two. It's a sweeter story because pregnant women don't always feel pretty, even on the best of days. Vordis is a sweet heart even if he doesn't seem to know what the heck he is doing. He does what he feels is the right thing and it's just melts this heart of mine. Can't help but to fall in love with him as well. Well worth the wait.
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  • Debrac2014
    January 1, 1970
    Sweet story with Angie and Vordis! Sweet baby too!
  • Lori Long
    January 1, 1970
    This was so good! I love all of Ruby Dixon's ICP and Ice Home stories. She is able to bring out the thoughts and feelings of her characters so well.
  • BookPauper
    January 1, 1970
    Angie is great. Vordis is great. I like the story. Honestly, the ONLY reason this is a 3 star vs. a 4 star story for me is this has my all-time book peeve: miscommunication that can be solved by simply asking what the other person means. I understand that they are literally worlds apart, but all the more reason to ask, “what do you mean?” I get frustrated. But listen, Angie and Vordis are lovely. I’ve become more attached to the icehome crew. I look forward to each installment. Ignore me and rea Angie is great. Vordis is great. I like the story. Honestly, the ONLY reason this is a 3 star vs. a 4 star story for me is this has my all-time book peeve: miscommunication that can be solved by simply asking what the other person means. I understand that they are literally worlds apart, but all the more reason to ask, “what do you mean?” I get frustrated. But listen, Angie and Vordis are lovely. I’ve become more attached to the icehome crew. I look forward to each installment. Ignore me and read Angie’s Gladiator.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    I've loved the big blue barbarians since book one of the Ice Planet Barbarians series and I'm absolutely ADORING the new characters that were dumped on the planet after the fact. They're not all human and I sorta, kinda looooove seeing how they come to terms with their new circumstances as they find love and acceptance on this icy planet.So. Angie and Vordis. Poor Angie woke up pregnant on a distant world, surrounded by aliens, and with no idea how she came to have a bun in the oven. While I don I've loved the big blue barbarians since book one of the Ice Planet Barbarians series and I'm absolutely ADORING the new characters that were dumped on the planet after the fact. They're not all human and I sorta, kinda looooove seeing how they come to terms with their new circumstances as they find love and acceptance on this icy planet.So. Angie and Vordis. Poor Angie woke up pregnant on a distant world, surrounded by aliens, and with no idea how she came to have a bun in the oven. While I don't think her fellow refugees meant to exclude her from their ranks, her advanced pregnancy has left her somewhat isolated because she can't physically do many of the things the others can do.Which, when you're alone and pregnant with a baby of unknown origin on an alien world surrounded by people you don't know kinda sucks.Vordis, on the other hand, had his brother clone with him, so he's not alone. At all. In fact, Thrand tends to seek him out because that's what clones do. Which leaves Vordis a little irritated because new world, new rules, new life, right? They don't have to follow the dictates of their former lives and Vordis is ready to try new things. New things being exploring the chemistry between him and Angie.Babies, resonance, and beginnings, man. I'm still 100% smitten with these guys and their circumstances and can't wait to see what comes next.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
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  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    Sweet and emotionalI skipped a whole bunch of blue alien books to get to this one. And I still managed to read about that selfish bitch Liz. I truly dislike her.This book is about Angie with the mystery pregnancy, who I think anyone can easily relate to. Like I said, she's pregnant, but she has no idea how that happened and I think she deals with it in a very realistic way, as far as feeling scared, lonely and confused. If you're like me, and would just like a hint as to how she ended up pregnan Sweet and emotionalI skipped a whole bunch of blue alien books to get to this one. And I still managed to read about that selfish bitch Liz. I truly dislike her.This book is about Angie with the mystery pregnancy, who I think anyone can easily relate to. Like I said, she's pregnant, but she has no idea how that happened and I think she deals with it in a very realistic way, as far as feeling scared, lonely and confused. If you're like me, and would just like a hint as to how she ended up pregnant: (view spoiler)[It was more of a medical procedure (hide spoiler)]Angie's red alien is a clone that is apparently expendable and well, one clone of many. He is just discovering his own personality and beginning to understand his individuality. But there are tons of misunderstandings between them and they spend more time mad, sad or upset at each other. Sometimes funny, but more often frustrating. I still loved how emotionally open they were; they both wanted each other so much but they really had to work for it. Even when he was hurt, his priority was providing for Angie, making sure she was fed and warm, making her feel special and going beyond to make sure she and her daughter were set up and taken care of. This guy (whose name I totally forgot) was a beautiful person.Unlike Liz. Damn she gives Lizs a bad name.
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  • Izzie d
    January 1, 1970
    Angie and Vordis.Icehome has opened up new storylines to the Blue Barbarian series.It has such a mixture of culture and races that it feels new.Vordis and Thand are anni, which are clones and as we saw in previous books they both had some sort of interest in Angie.Angie is pregnant, though not mated so this story unravels the mystery of her baby.The book starts pre Gails arrival. Plus pre the island arrivals. Then covers their arrival and beyond.There are breadcrumbs dropped for future books of Angie and Vordis.Icehome has opened up new storylines to the Blue Barbarian series.It has such a mixture of culture and races that it feels new.Vordis and Thand are anni, which are clones and as we saw in previous books they both had some sort of interest in Angie.Angie is pregnant, though not mated so this story unravels the mystery of her baby.The book starts pre Gails arrival. Plus pre the island arrivals. Then covers their arrival and beyond.There are breadcrumbs dropped for future books of other couples.Plenty from loved characters from the rest of the planet and previous books plus other singles who have not resonated yet.No intimate scenes with anyone other than the Hero and heroine.No cheating.Due to Angie' s pregnancy I think this one is a little more slow burn, also due to the vast differences in culture they have issues not misunderstanding each other.HEA.
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  • Kai
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not going to lie, I was a bit nervous about this one. I was worried about seeing two guys fall all over Angie, then the guy who doesn't resonate to her will eventually fall for another girl. That girl may not feel all that super resonating as a second place prize. For me, the reasoning why they acted towards Angie the way they did makes sense, but Thrand will have his work cut out for him if (please give him his story soon) he ever gets his story. I did like the story, seeing both characters I'm not going to lie, I was a bit nervous about this one. I was worried about seeing two guys fall all over Angie, then the guy who doesn't resonate to her will eventually fall for another girl. That girl may not feel all that super resonating as a second place prize. For me, the reasoning why they acted towards Angie the way they did makes sense, but Thrand will have his work cut out for him if (please give him his story soon) he ever gets his story. I did like the story, seeing both characters grow, becoming used to their new home, Angies baby, the continuation of the other side stories, just all of it.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    After hating Willow's book and not being as over the moon with some of the newer material from this world, I didn't even read the last short story. I just lost interest. I wasn't going to go for this one either, last second before bed last night decided to just give it a little try. So glad I did. Ruby is back!!!! This is the IPB style I fell in love with. Awesome characters, super sweet plot, made me literally LOL in parts, and (can't be stressed enough) a likable girl and amazingly sweet guy. After hating Willow's book and not being as over the moon with some of the newer material from this world, I didn't even read the last short story. I just lost interest. I wasn't going to go for this one either, last second before bed last night decided to just give it a little try. So glad I did. Ruby is back!!!! This is the IPB style I fell in love with. Awesome characters, super sweet plot, made me literally LOL in parts, and (can't be stressed enough) a likable girl and amazingly sweet guy. One of my favorite stories from this planet.
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  • Sherilyn Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhh another amazing alien romance that I absolutely fell in love with!!!Ruby Dixon probably had no idea how much people would love these barbarians and Icehome books!!! They are the absolute best alien romance I've ever read!!! And Vordis and Angie's story is no different. I mean it's different in the story line of course but not in how much I loved it!!
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  • Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Yes!!!I loved this sweet tender story. As a mom to a little one, I really enjoyed this take on pregnancy, then the whole new momness, mom body during sexy times, and a new man. From everything in between leaky boobies to stretch marks. But mostly I loved how V loved A and G.
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  • Rali
    January 1, 1970
    И тази не надмина първата от поредицата. Всяка следваща е по-слаба. Разочарована съм, защото се влюбих в първата книга и с нетърпение очаквах другите от поредицата.
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  • J♤Đ£
    January 1, 1970
    It wasn't terrible...But it wasn't great either. This book was lacking in plot. I really needed more. More danger, more sexy times, more adventure. It was just kind of boring.
  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    While I did like the overall story and the slow building romance between these two, it wasn't amazing. I liked the other books in this series a lot more, especially the last one Willa's Beast.
  • Gayla Maypole
    January 1, 1970
    Another fab addition to the series. Poor Angie, abducted by aliens. She wakes up on an ice planet full of other aliens of all colors shapes and sizes. Worst of all she’s very pregnant with any possible species she can imagine because she has no idea how she got that way. I LOVED this story. Ruby handled this so thoughtfully. The plot keeps you guessing. Vordis is Angie’s self appointed guardian and he’s amazingly kind and strong for her. I liked that this romance built slowly on small acts of ki Another fab addition to the series. Poor Angie, abducted by aliens. She wakes up on an ice planet full of other aliens of all colors shapes and sizes. Worst of all she’s very pregnant with any possible species she can imagine because she has no idea how she got that way. I LOVED this story. Ruby handled this so thoughtfully. The plot keeps you guessing. Vordis is Angie’s self appointed guardian and he’s amazingly kind and strong for her. I liked that this romance built slowly on small acts of kindness and support. Always an HEA with Ruby’s stories. Sexy times and heartwarming happy feels. If you’ve never read Ice Planet Barbarians, well I’m jealous, you have so many good reads ahead of you. I highly recommend all Ruby’s books and nobody bribed me to say that. Just a huge fan of her wit and skills as a storyteller.
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  • Þórey Jónsdóttir
    January 1, 1970
    3.5
  • Sandra Aaron
    January 1, 1970
    Another good addition to the IceHome seriesThis is another good addition to the series, with a likable couple. When Angie and the clone twins were first introduced, it seemed that they would end up in a menage trio. I'm glad they didn't, though, because Angie and Vordis were great together. Thrand didn't really want Angie, he just wanted to compete with Vordis like they had always done. I want him to find his own mate later. I think my favorite part of this story was how sweet Vordis was with ac Another good addition to the IceHome seriesThis is another good addition to the series, with a likable couple. When Angie and the clone twins were first introduced, it seemed that they would end up in a menage trio. I'm glad they didn't, though, because Angie and Vordis were great together. Thrand didn't really want Angie, he just wanted to compete with Vordis like they had always done. I want him to find his own mate later. I think my favorite part of this story was how sweet Vordis was with accepting little Glory as his own. Angie, Vordis, and Glory made a great little family.
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  • phoebess
    January 1, 1970
    Angie's Gladiator was a book full of sweet and/or fun scenes. I couldn't get enough of it. Blue Barbarian world got much more bigger with new alien additions and those two stubborn clones intrigued me the most.Ruby Dixon managed to capture Vordis' struggle to define himself as an individual beautifully. (I can't wait to see when the other brother A'ani will figure out how to life on this planet.)Vordis stole my heart immediately, how he treated Thrand after he learned about his worries, how he h Angie's Gladiator was a book full of sweet and/or fun scenes. I couldn't get enough of it. Blue Barbarian world got much more bigger with new alien additions and those two stubborn clones intrigued me the most.Ruby Dixon managed to capture Vordis' struggle to define himself as an individual beautifully. (I can't wait to see when the other brother A'ani will figure out how to life on this planet.)Vordis stole my heart immediately, how he treated Thrand after he learned about his worries, how he helped Angie with her fears about her pregnancy but mostly, how he adored Angie's daughter Glory. Vordis was definitely one of the kind.
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  • Mari
    January 1, 1970
    WARNING - ENTIRE PLOT SUMMARY AHEAD (used for me to keep track of series events)REALLY - DON'T READ THIS; IT SUMMARIZES BOOK. some content may be copied from other reviews Angie wakes up pregnant and on a strange planet with no idea what is in her belly. She thinks it is 2010, others were kidnapped in 2015, so she's been in stasis over 10 years.Vordis and Thrand are a'ani warriors which are clones. They are raised to not be individuals or to think for themselves but now that Vordis is free he wa WARNING - ENTIRE PLOT SUMMARY AHEAD (used for me to keep track of series events)REALLY - DON'T READ THIS; IT SUMMARIZES BOOK. some content may be copied from other reviews Angie wakes up pregnant and on a strange planet with no idea what is in her belly. She thinks it is 2010, others were kidnapped in 2015, so she's been in stasis over 10 years.Vordis and Thrand are a'ani warriors which are clones. They are raised to not be individuals or to think for themselves but now that Vordis is free he wants to be seen as separate from Thrand. The interactions between the two were heartbreaking because Thrand has difficulty understanding what is happening with his brother. Thrand sees her as a duty and Vordis wants more. Angie seems to be the only one really looking at them because she can always tell them apart. When the clones are awakened on the new planet they have a subliminal implant to protect Angie and baby and are immediately protective of her. It took most of the book before Angie learns that it is an obligation, and she is upset because she thinks Vordis only is attached to her because of that; that there isn't any true caring.Angie feels excluded from everyone else on beach because of her pregnancy. Beautiful baby born with red skin; she is a clone.Vordis was such a loving, caring male and tried so hard to win Angie's affections. He wants to build her a hut to make her more comfortable. Thrand makes it a competition, then other men build huts to court women. Angie gets upset when she finds out about competition; tells V/T not to talk to her.V tries to explain feelings to T; says he will leave if Angie doesn't want him/resonates to someone else. Misunderstandings taken care of; both interested in each other; play around. T ejaculates and is shocked; he is sterile and doesn't think he can ejaculate. He goes to Veronica healer to find out; she reassures him; he was lied to about being sterile. Angie goes to Veronica to find out if she can have sex post birth. Veronica tells her she is about to resonate.Discussion about turning her khui off like Marisol did (because island T'chai was so injured) because she only wants to resonate to Vordis. Gail watches baby Glory so they can have sex.ILYs. Silly - Angie tries to teach him knock-knock jokes.Weird - other women play spin the bottle. (V makes bottle point to Angie, who isn't in the circle.)
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  • Frances Law
    January 1, 1970
    Another freezing planet.First of all I came at this cold (pun intended)! I was trying hard all the way through the book to work out what had happened. As it went on I realised that part of this group must have crash landed on the planet in a spaceship. Then Angie, Vordis and Thrand’s situation clears somewhat and I have to say that their situation was handled very well. I felt so sorry for Vordis at the same time I was laughing. Thrand came across as being like an eager, oversized puppy who cras Another freezing planet.First of all I came at this cold (pun intended)! I was trying hard all the way through the book to work out what had happened. As it went on I realised that part of this group must have crash landed on the planet in a spaceship. Then Angie, Vordis and Thrand’s situation clears somewhat and I have to say that their situation was handled very well. I felt so sorry for Vordis at the same time I was laughing. Thrand came across as being like an eager, oversized puppy who crashes into things and then looks at you with big, innocent eyes as if to say “What? Why are you angry? What did I do?”. On the other hand I HATE the cold and just cannot imagine anything worse than being stranded on an ice planet! But somehow that seems to be a ‘thing’ with some authors today! There’s not a lot of action and a whole lot of introspection which, again, isn’t really my scene. As for the sex there was more than enough although the author seemed to think that it was light. I also didn’t like the crudity of the language. Probably because I’m from another generation. All in all I can see why this would appeal to a wide readership and it was quite well written which is why I gave it 4 stars. It should be 3 1/2 but you can’t give halves so better to round up. Despite that, this author will not be somebody that I will be following.
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  • Jan
    January 1, 1970
    Hopefully you have been reading the “Icehome” series. We now get to dive into what happens with Angie. She is the one that is pregnant by an alien and is totally lost. We get to find out perhaps when it all happened. Vordis is one of the two red aliens. His twin, Thrand, they are actually clones. They both have been keeping an eye on Angie since they were all awaken. But it is Vordis that really interests Angie. I love this story. It is so touching in so many parts. Vordis wants to be seen as an Hopefully you have been reading the “Icehome” series. We now get to dive into what happens with Angie. She is the one that is pregnant by an alien and is totally lost. We get to find out perhaps when it all happened. Vordis is one of the two red aliens. His twin, Thrand, they are actually clones. They both have been keeping an eye on Angie since they were all awaken. But it is Vordis that really interests Angie. I love this story. It is so touching in so many parts. Vordis wants to be seen as an individual not a a’ani but his twin Thrand keeps screwing things up. You have to feel for Thrand. He really doesn’t understand about mates. Vordis does try but it takes a finally blow out for him to finally get it. Angie FINALLY finds out about her reason for being pregnant. Yes, it was aggravating to find out the twins knew but so much miscommunications. When the baby does come, we have an new species. YEAH! And this is what brings out the true protector in Vordis. This story isn’t like the others with a lot of sex. This is more of understanding and learning about each other. I dare say even “dating” in a way. I cried and felt my heart break during certain chapters but it was so worth it. Now we just need to find out about what the real deal is with Hannah.
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  • Jill Bush
    January 1, 1970
    Another fun storyI cannot tell you how ecstatic I was that the author did not go the ménage route with the twins. This is not only because books with that type of romance are never my cup of tea, but also because it just didn’t fit with the world. The relationship dynamics of these books are almost like biological fated mate type deals, and have the same type of possessive, protective male leads as many other fated paranormal/sci-fi stories do (which I might add are a not-so-guilty pleasure of m Another fun storyI cannot tell you how ecstatic I was that the author did not go the ménage route with the twins. This is not only because books with that type of romance are never my cup of tea, but also because it just didn’t fit with the world. The relationship dynamics of these books are almost like biological fated mate type deals, and have the same type of possessive, protective male leads as many other fated paranormal/sci-fi stories do (which I might add are a not-so-guilty pleasure of mine). So it never makes sense to me when, suddenly, two people are okay with sharing. Again, not my cup of tea, and totally out of character for that world, but I digress.Moving on...I definitely enjoyed getting to know the brothers more in this book and finally finding out the species of the baby. Without giving too much away, I also loved how the baby’s origins were handled and that there wasn’t as big, or horrifying, of a mystery left about them.Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to any who loves sci-fi or paranormal romances, though I would suggest starting with book one of Ice Planet Barbarians in order to get the whole, and very enjoyable, story.
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  • Ange
    January 1, 1970
    OMGI absolutely loved this book!! I was just talking to my friend about how I don't really like slow-burn romances very much. Well, I take that back because this book was everything!!!! Vordis was so cute and oblivious to everything! Like super oblivious! Being a clone born and bred to serve, he knew nothing about common knowledge things. The idea of friendship, camaraderie, love... All of that is foreign to him. And his journey to discovering his "self" was at times comical, and often heartwarm OMGI absolutely loved this book!! I was just talking to my friend about how I don't really like slow-burn romances very much. Well, I take that back because this book was everything!!!! Vordis was so cute and oblivious to everything! Like super oblivious! Being a clone born and bred to serve, he knew nothing about common knowledge things. The idea of friendship, camaraderie, love... All of that is foreign to him. And his journey to discovering his "self" was at times comical, and often heartwarming.Angie was the girl that nobody could relate to. Everyone walked on egg shells around her, and while she yearned for true friendship, it was hard to come by. I sensed an underlying, unspoken thing going on between Vordis, Thrand and Angie ... And I'm glad my intuition came true! No spoilers in this review, but I loved how this author wrote the dynamic of the triad and dyad. I love this authors writing style, her world building is truly the best I've ever read, and she writes stories that I think any girl can relate to. Seriously, this is one of my favorite series of all time!
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