? Review: The Segonian by Dianne Duvall

Posted on January 25, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 20 Comments

This story was the bomb. After my experience with The Lasaran, I had high expectations for The Segonian and Duvall did not fail in her delivery. Add in the narration by Kirsten Potter and I found myself transported to a fascinating world filled with danger, romance, humour and wonderful discoveries.

The Segonian, which told Eliana and Dagons’ story began where The Lasaran ended. The reader received a brief introduction to Eliana, an Immortal Guardian, in The Lasaran and was delighted with her vivacious and protective nature.

The first twenty percent took me on quite an emotional journey. This aspect of the story was so emotionally charged that even though I knew the outcome would be favourable, it brought tears to my eyes.

Spending time with Eliana proved a delightful experience. A warrior at heart, who lived for a battle and not afraid to kick her enemies’ asses. She was courageous, resourceful, strong, honest, outspoken and knows how to roll with the punches. Several times throughout the story she had me laughing out loud. I enjoyed her interactions with Dagon and his crew members.

I enjoyed getting to know Commander Dagon, who was the epitome of a true gentleman. I admired the respect he showed Eliana. A strong but aloof leader who gained the respect of the men he commanded due to his stellar leadership skills. I adored the romance which developed between he and Eliana. Passionate, steamy, sprinkled with a dollop of sweetness. Dagon and Eliana balanced each other, which made them the perfect couple.

The story ended on a cheerful note. However, the threat to the galaxies, including earth, is ever present.

Listening to the audio version for this title enhanced my enjoyment of the story. Kirsten Potter did an excellent job in her portrayal of each of the characters. She brought the story to life by injecting the perfect balance of emotions and tension into the narrative.

If you are looking for a new series to dive into, then look no further. The Aldebarian Alliance series has proven to be a wonderful treat. So, whether you choose to listen or read, this would make a great addition to your library.


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About Kirsten Potter

Kirsten Potter, a graduate of the Boston University School for the Arts, has performed on stage, film, and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Kirsten has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara. Her other titles include The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley, Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson, Sammy’s House by Kristen Gore, and Madapple by Christina Meldrum, which was a Booklist Editors’ Choice for Best Audiobook 2008. Kirsten has received recognition from the American Academy of Achievement and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, as well as numerous regional awards.

About Dianne Duvall

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel Darkness Dawns, Book 1, was nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance – Vampire by The Romance Reviews. Night Reigns, Book 2, was declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews and was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance 2011 by The Romance Reviews. Phantom Shadows, Book 3, was named a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella “In Still Darkness” was released in the Predatory Anthology in May 2013. Darkness Rises, Book 4, was also nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance. Night Unbound, Book 5 in the series, will be released on September 2, 2014. When she isn’t writing, Dianne loves all things creative. When her nose isn’t buried in a book, she is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

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20 responses to “? Review: The Segonian by Dianne Duvall

  1. Karen Hitt Siddall

    Your enthusiasm for this series has me sold! Love your review of this and The Lasaran!