Feathers of Shardaa

Xeno Tryst Duology Book 2

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
254 Pages
Reviewed on 12/05/2021
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Author Biography

Troy D. Wymer started writing in 1984 when he was 15. He enjoys reading and writing science fiction novels. He also enjoys graphic and web design, drumming, trains and listening to various subgenres of metal music. After a long hiatus in writing, he continues to capture the imagination of readers with new science fiction stories.

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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Feathers of Shardaa: Xeno Tryst Duology Book 2 is a work of fiction in the science fiction, space opera, and romance subgenres, and it was penned by Troy D. Wymer. The work is intended for the mature adult reading audience owing to erotic scenes that use some sexually explicit language, and some scenes of graphic violence which are pertinent to the central plot. In this concluding volume to the duology, we find ourselves back with Sierra Shalinsky as she is tasked with the tricky business of being an advocate for the repatriation of the Humolfans into society. As the tension of this plot unfolds, Sierra’s heart yearns for something deep and meaningful. Could she be falling in love?

Author Troy D. Wymer delivers a deep dive into science fiction with all the emotive and exciting trimmings of an erotic space opera as the story of the Xeno Tryst concludes. Fans of these types of books will certainly enjoy Sierra’s free and open attitude to sex and relationships, which is a refreshing change from how a lot of female central figures can be portrayed in more restrictive science fiction settings. I liked the emotional development as she explored the nature of love, and the sexual plotline melded well alongside the circumstances of the diplomatic science fiction plot at work. The worldbuilding took a bit of a back seat, but there was plenty there to back up the situations and scene set up when it was needed. Overall, I’d recommend Feathers of Shardaa to those who have read the first book in the series and want to see its epic conclusion.

Troy D. Wymer

Feathers of Shardaa is the epic conclusion of the Xeno Tryst Duology... A much darker theme, the backstory of the Shardaa Sector is revealed. Sierra Shalinsky is persuaded to advocate for the Humolfans and their repatriation back into galactic society. Through a series of dramatic events, Sierra falls in love.

Anne Cole

The story all comes together and all your questions are answered in the second book of the Xeno Tryst Duology. An exciting adventure with characters who explore not only unknown worlds but also themselves and their wild fantasies. Feathers of Shardaa will leave you feeling satisfied. 4 out of 5 stars and another thumbs up to Mr. Wymer.