Captain Cyani has literally worked her
way from the ground up. Being a ground dweller is something
that no one has ever let her forgot, but Cyani has clawed
her way to the treetops now. In a world built around
celibate female warriors, Cyani has become one of the best.
Now she only has to complete this one last mission and she
can go back to her world, Azra, and gain the rewards she has
been working towards Ė being admitted to the temple. Cyani
has had more than her ambition to help her along the way.
Threats to those she loves also helped Cyani in the years
since she had to leave her family. The Mission is almost
complete; she just needs to see what has attracted her
companionís attention away from their goal.
Soren is Byralen and was kidnapped for
what his body can produce. Soren has no idea just how long
he has been a captive but he is definitely going to follow
the female warrior who arrives to get him out. Soren knows
he is on borrowed time and will have to find a way to get
back home before itís too late. However there is something
about Cyani that captivates his attention almost from the
beginning and makes him want to know her better.
Cyani, like the rest of the Union,
knows very little about Byralens but she is on a fast
learning curve to help Soren. Getting off this planet is
not going to be easy, but Cyani soon learns that getting
Soren home is going to be much harder. An unexpected crash
on a wrong planet hurts them both but also gives them time
to discover each other and maybe a new life. Just when
Cyani and Soren accept what is to come, yet another change
dares to tear them apart for good. Cyaniís real past might
just be the thing to tear her from Soren. Soren knows his
very being depends on convincing Cyani just what their
future can be - will it be enough?
A woman made to become a warrior discovers the beauty of
love and peace. Beyond the Rain focuses on a
new and exciting universe. Cyani has overcome all of her
beginnings to become a warrior to save both her life and
that of her loved ones. Soren was torn from his family and
home just because of his genes. I was truly captivated
while watching Cyani and Soren learn about each other, their
planets and what made them as they are, only to then slowly
tumble into friendship and then a strong and thriving love.
The richness of description that covered all of the worlds
along with the strengths and weaknesses of Cyani and Sorenís
characters were only two of the factors that had me
finishing in one day. I also enjoyed the plot that
surrounded everything. Beyond the Rain might
by Jess Grangerís debut novel, but I can say with certainty
that it wonít be her last. Beyond the Rain is
a must read and became an instant keeper, also Joyfully
Recommended by me. I am already waiting for the next book
to come out and I know that you will be too.