Review: Warrior (Galactic Gladiators #2) by Anna Hackett

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Galactic Gladiators #2
Anna Hackett
Science Fiction Romance
November 6, 2016
Kindle Unlimited


Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy's lawless outer rim...
It was supposed to be an exciting job on a space station, but instead, scientist Dr. Regan Forrest finds herself fighting for her life when she's kidnapped by alien slavers. Far from Earth and forced into a violent gladiatorial arena on the outer rim, she finds herself swept into the brawny arms of a big, wild alien gladiator.

Weapon, brute, gladiator, warrior... Sirrush warrior Thorin has been called many things. As a warrior of his people, he was a dark, dangerous weapon until even his own family were too afraid of him. Sold into slavery in the Kor Magna Arena, he has long ago earned his freedom. Now he enjoys the violent but rewarding life he's carved out for himself. Until he rescues one small, smart, and perplexing female from alien slavers.

Regan is determined to make a place for herself in her new home. She may not have the skills to fight in the arena, but she's smart and knows she can help...even as she fights her attraction to the big, bold, and fascinating Thorin. She knows he'll never be interested in her. But when Regan catches a glimpse of her cousin across a crowded market, she needs help to mount a rescue, and it comes in the form of the gladiator she desperately wants. A gladiator hiding a dark, uncontrollable secret with the power to destroy them both.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen) and a steamy romance (between a smart botanist and a big, wild gladiator). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!


She didn’t just have spirit. These women of Earth had spines made of steel.86% Warrior


Warrior is book two in the Galactic Gladiators series by Anna Hackett.

Hackett is an amazing science fiction romance author. I feel in love with this series and devoured it one book after another. Warrior captivated me from beginning to end.

House of Galen is the home of the biggest and baddest gladiators in the galaxy.

Regan is another human women who was abducted by alien slavers and transported to the other side of the galaxy. She is rescued by her friend from book one, Harper. Here we see that Regan is trying to find her place in this new world. She’s not a warrior, but she is good with plants. I was over the moon that the author gave us a heroine who uses her brains and not her brawn. Regan plays to her strengths and although she is devastated at her abduction, she doesn’t just sit in a corner and give up.

Thorin is a Sirrush warrior. They have very good vision, hearing, and sense of smell. He’s also a dangerous weapon that even his family fears. He ends up in the arena and attached to the House of Galen, as a Gladiator. He’s not sure what to make of this small women from earth who is turning him upside down. He feels he doesn’t deserve a woman like her. Thorin is a more complicated hero and I adored him and his struggle with his other nature.

Here we get to see less of the Gladiator arena and much more of the world surrounding it. As we see more of Kor Magna, we see that slavery is rife on this plant and we are introduced to more vile aliens and also along the way some allies.

The author flushed out the supporting characters; which made the storyline interesting. Besides flushing things out we are on the look out for more human women that have been abducted. I like the direction the author is taking.

The romance I adored. We see a very strong chemistry between Regan and Thorin, but it’s not as straightforward as some relationships.

Warrior was another fabulous read in the Galactic Gladiatorsseries. I loved Thorin and Regan’s story. Enjoyed the plot-line and meeting the secondary characters.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Review: Warrior (Galactic Gladiators #2) by Anna Hackett

  1. I’m glad this author continues to work well for you. Fantastic review!

    • Me too. I really like her work; especially her sci-fi romance.

  2. Another excellent review Angela!!!????

    • Thanks!

  3. great review
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • Thank you!