THE FORGOTTEN: DISCOVERY by Kaitlyn O’Connor
The Forgotten: Discovery by Kaitlyn O’Connor
New Concept Publishing
Reviewed by Tanya
Trying to escape certain death in her planet’s war with the Nubiens, Captain Danielle Dubois hurtles through space and even a black hole or two, before crashing on a terra-formed world. Dani is convinced she has crashed right into the middle of her enemies’ camp until she sees the beings outside her ship. They look like men. Okay, really big, well built and intriguing men. It doesn’t take long for her to figure out these men have never seen a female before, and while she can’t understand their language, it’s obvious they like what they see.
The males are cyborg humans created on the terra-formed colony by a super computer using the Danu DNA. They may be cyborg but they are completely functioning males with feelings, needs and wants that a female in their midst brings quickly to the forefront. Dani isn’t sure if she is up for the task of explaining the “birds and the bees,” or all the cultural ins and outs of dating, to an entire colony of male warriors. The longer she stays on the planet the more she comes to care for three of the leaders in particular. But she knows that she is needed back home as part of the war if her species is to survive. Can she convince the romance-minded males to help her get back home, and even potentially take up their fight? For that matter, what will her heart tell her to do?
I have long felt that Kaitlyn O’Connor is one of, if not the leading writer in romantic sci-fi, and Forgotten: The Discovery is another example why. The story starts off with a bang (okay a crash landing) and progresses to the heroine being the only female on a planet waiting for females of their species to arrive. Oh, and the males are genetically grown (not cloned) partial cyborg and shapeshifter, and have built a society on this planet. Sounds like a lot for one story but Ms. O’Connor makes Forgotten: The Discovery work. She lets the reader see the difficulties of meeting new species, as well as all the different things and feelings one might have to deal with to adjust.
The story originally came out in chapters, which frankly was cruel, making it hard to wait for what happened next. But you can now get the entire story at once and I think that is exactly what you should do. If you want to try a sci-fi story or like a romance, set in space, then you need to pick up Forgotten: The Discovery as soon as you can. I am Joyfully Recommending that you do.