Review: Barbarian (Galactic Gladiators #6) by Anna Hackett

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Galactic Gladiators #6
Anna Hackett
Science Fiction Romance
June 26, 2017
Kindle Unlimited


Abducted by alien slavers, experimented on, and left blind, the last thing doctor Winter Ashworth needs is a big barbarian gladiator in her life, especially an annoying one who thinks she's small and weak.

Rescued by gladiators on the desert world of Carthago, Winter is doggedly working to embrace her new life. But two of her friends are still missing and she'll do anything to help get them back...even if she has to work alongside Nero Krahn: hunter, barbarian, gladiator. The scowly, brooding man is too big, has too many muscles, and pushes all her buttons.

Nero is the House of Galen's best hunter and tracker. Raised on a barbarian world, where strength and might are prized, he was bred to hunt and fight. Now the arena is his home and his loyalty is to his imperator. He knows he can use his skills to find the two lost women, even if that means protecting a small blind woman who takes every chance to misjudge his words and lash him with her sharp tongue.

But as they follow a dangerous trail to save their friends, a new enemy emerges--one who wants Winter. The pair find themselves reluctantly attracted to each other, uncovering a scorching desire that shocks them both. As Nero fights to protect Winter, the barbarian gladiator will discover the true meaning of strength from the small Earth woman he wants to claim as his.

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 scowly barbarian gladiator and a determined doctor). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!

Includes a preview of Beast, the next book in the Galactic Gladiators series.


[su_quote cite=”45% Barbarian”]“Did you know barbarian warriors are known to keep trophies of all their victories?” he said. Her eyes narrowed. “You keep trophies?” “No.” He tucked her panties into his pocket. “But I’m thinking of starting.” A laugh burst out of her. She was feeling far too good to argue with the man.[/su_quote]

Barbarian is book six in the Galactic Gladiators series by Anna Hackett. 

I love this series so much that I devoured it. Book bing!

Barbarian is another remarkable read in the Galactic Gladiators series. 

Winter was abducted by alien slavers, experimented on, and left blind. She’s a doctor who can no longer do what she was trained to do. Now she’s been rescued by Nero and The House of Galen gladiators. She’s trying to adjust to her new life. What I love about her is that she doesn’t let her impaired sight affect who is is and what she can do. She’s strong willed and a strong women in general. 

Nero was raised on a barbarian world where strength and might are prized. Where the strongest survive. This has made him be blunt in his speaking and he’s not doing it to be cruel it’s just how he is. He’s the best hunter and tracker in The House of Galen and will use his skills to find the other human women still out there. 

Winter and Nero, but heads. These two where great together. Nero makes a blunt remark and Winter would fling it right back with a smart assed comment. Winter made remarkable strides in proving her worth to herself and to Nero. She acknowledger her limitations and weakness and in doing so made them her strengths. Their romance was fantastic. 

The action this time takes us far away from the arena and deep into the uncharted and inhospitable desert. The author lets her imagination have free-reign and introduces new creatures and situations that are incredible. I liked how she explored having someone physical impaired. This impairment let the author explore other avenues and introduces some alien technology, but it didn’t overshadow how hard and difficult being impaired can be. 

The world and characters keep expanding and evolving. We are introduced to a new Importer who runs the House of Ron, Cyborg clan. Each novel we keep finding and discovering new human women as the search goes on to rescue them all. 

Barbarian is a captivating read. If you love science fiction romance then you should pick up the Galactic Gladiators series. 

Rated: 4.5 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.

8 comments on “Review: Barbarian (Galactic Gladiators #6) by Anna Hackett

  1. That sounds good and the cover is great.

    • Fun series. I really loved this one. All the covers are nice. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. love the quote. couldn’t help but smile at it.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • It’s a good quote one to make you smile and laugh a little. This was one of my favorites though all of them are good and I had a blast with the series. Thank’s for visiting!

  3. I just grabbed KU for free for 2 months… these are on my list! Great review 🙂

    • That’s awesome and with use having to keep social distance it’s a great time to read, if you have the time. I of course have to keep my kid occupied and get his school work done. Thou I am making time to visit blogs and add some books to my TBR. I hope you enjoy this author and series. I really like her work. Thank’s for visiting and happy reading!

  4. Another excellent review Angela!!???

    • Thank you so much Kat. Have a great day and thank you for visiting!