Buying Tiran

Buying Tiran

Buying Tiran

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“Buying Tiran,” the second book in RK Munin’s “Hissa Warrior” series, elevates the sci-fi alien romance genre with its captivating narrative, complex characters, and richly built universe. This novel seamlessly blends the thrill of space adventure with the depth of emotional connection, creating an enthralling and deeply moving story.

Mara Lost, a human woman with a traumatic past of enslavement and a relentless quest to find her twin sister, is a protagonist who embodies resilience, resourcefulness, and strength. Her journey from captivity to freedom, and her unyielding determination to reunite with her sister, sets a poignant backdrop for the story. Mara’s decision to purchase Tiran, a formidable Hissa warrior, at a slave auction is an impulsive act driven by her deep-seated aversion to slavery, reflecting her compassionate and justice-oriented nature.


Tiran, the Hissa warrior, is an embodiment of his species’ renowned prowess and honor, yet his situation as a slave reveals vulnerabilities that add layers to his character. His initial interactions with Mara, marked by confusion and aggression, gradually evolve into a complex relationship where mutual respect, attraction, and a deep emotional bond take root. Tiran’s transition from viewing Mara as his captor to recognizing her as his liberator—and ultimately, as something more—is skillfully portrayed, highlighting Munin’s talent in character development.

The dynamic between Mara and Tiran is the story’s heart, offering a fascinating exploration of themes such as freedom, consent, and the transformative power of empathy and kindness. Their journey together is not just a path toward physical liberation but also emotional healing as they navigate their past traumas, current dangers, and the vulnerability that comes with falling in love.

Munin’s world-building is exceptional, crafting a universe where the stark realities of slavery, interstellar travel, and cultural diversity are vividly depicted. The inclusion of different species, each with their unique customs and physical characteristics, enriches the narrative, making the universe of the “Hissa Warrior” series feel expansive and real.

“Buying Tiran” also excels in its action sequences and moments of tension, balancing the romance with high-stakes situations that keep the reader engaged from start to finish. The novel’s pacing is adept, with a well-structured plot that weaves together the personal growth of the characters with the overarching goal of Mara’s quest to find her sister.

The standalone nature of the book allows new readers to dive into the series without feeling lost, while fans of “Rescuing Halin” will appreciate the overlapping timeline and the opportunity to explore different facets of the same universe.

“Buying Tiran” is a stellar addition to the sci-fi alien romance genre, offering readers a story that’s as thought-provoking as it is heartwarming. RK Munin has crafted a tale that entertains and resonates on a deeper level, making it a must-read for fans of the series and newcomers alike. The promise of a HEA delivers a satisfying conclusion, leaving readers eagerly anticipating more adventures in the captivating world of the “Hissa Warrior” series.

Buying Tiran

When a human woman buys a Hissa warrior at a slave auction, it turns out to be much harder to set him free than she expects.

Created, along with her sister, to be an ornamental slave, Mara’s life starts as a piece of property. After years of captivity, she and her twin sister managed to gain their freedom but were quickly parted. Mara learns not only how to survive but also how to thrive in a universe that isn’t kind to humans. Determined to find her sister, she carves out a life as a small cargo hauler and gives herself the last name Lost. Every chance she gets, she searches, combing through every port and station she visits. She attends distasteful slave auctions and investigates any rumor of a human that looks like her, ever hopeful that someday she’ll be reunited with her twin.

At one particular slave auction, she doesn’t find her sister but instead finds herself purchasing an angry, roaring, giant of a man belonging to a species she’s only heard about but never met before. Regretting her impulse purchase the moment the transaction is done, she decides to release him with a few credits on the next station she visits. She doesn’t have time to fool around with anyone, let alone some furious, gorgeous, hulking male who’s much too appealing for her peace of mind.

Unsure about her intentions, Tiran attacks his new owner the moment he gets the chance. He plans to subdue her to gain his freedom, but he doesn’t want to hurt this female who’s done nothing to injure him yet. To his shock, not only does she evade his attacks, but she manages to knock him out. Him, a well-trained Hissa warrior that towers over this slight female! Then after he attempts to overpower her, she is kind and gentle with him. This stranger who bought him at an auction only to promise to let him go requires more analysis. And considering how beautiful she is, perhaps the analysis should be done naked.

To Mara’s surprise, the fact that she manages to put him on the floor seems to make the male far more interested than she’s ready for. The next thing she knows she’s fending off attacks of affection and bouts of protectiveness instead of attempts to take over her ship.

All too soon her own heart is in danger, and she’s not sure that’s a risk she’s willing to take.