Don't get me wrong. I'm liking this book. But 85% of it, is very reminiscent of K. Ashley's The Golden Dynasty. Even down to the character of "Colors" used etc.. to describe/or represent certain things. The language, the culture, the people, the events that occur here as well; have the Golden Dynasty stamp on it. if just a little bit more tame in certain circumstances.
This story doesn't have the feel of an Alien sci-fi story to me at all. If you liked GD you will like this as well, but also feel as if you read it before....
With that being said, I loved how many things played out here. I absolutely love our H/h, and the simple yet complicated dance they did with learning one another. It's still a beautiful story. And the way this one introduces another Horde King, I am intrigued with what book 2 will have to offer.
I would recommend this read.