Aramus (Cyborgs: More Than Machines #4)

An end to the emptiness inside me that plagues me whenever I am alone.

Eve Langlais
Cyborgs: More Than Machines, book four
ebook, 211 pages
Published September 23rd 2013 by self published
ISBN 9781927459423

Wiping out humanity is his number one objective—until he meets her.

Aramus has no patience or sympathy for the excuses humanity uses to hunt cyborgs down and eradicate them. He’s put up with too much at their hands to ever forgive and forget. But all that changes when he rescues a fragile human doctor who refuses to see him as a machine. She teaches him that perhaps not all emotions are a weakness and that love can make even a cynical cyborg like him stronger.

And for those who’d mock his change of view or threaten his female? Go ahead. His iron knuckles could use some exercise.

Oh, how the mighty fall. And for a human. Aramus? Tsk tsk.

Aramus, once called B351GI, was the perfect cyborg soldier. Until the solar flare disrupted his programming, and set him free. Free to follow orders as he saw fit. And when his commanding officers deemed his method defective and ordered his termination, well, he killed them. And has continued to do so to anyone else who ever thought to control him. His contempt for the humans responsible for his slavery has blossomed, and consumed him. Now, he's driven to see that all of humanity feels his wrath.

After the return of their last mission, Seth disappeared. He left them with a message that contained coordinates and urged them to proceed quickly, and expect a battle. No one knows he left with his wife, estranged though they were. Doubtful anyone even knows he has/had a wife. Aramus, being the most ruthless and blood hungry of the cyborgs, jumps at the chance for some action.

Upon reaching their destination, the team, led by Aramus, find a completely uninhabitable planet on the surface. Below, they find a medical facility where doctors and scientists alike have been kept prisoner, forced to run tests and experiments on creatures that can't be identified. On cyborgs, too. Among them, they find Rylie,... and a small band of misfits that aren't worth going on about.

This was probably the most disappointing of the series thus far. Although Aramus clung to the colder side of himself the longest, much to my satisfaction, Rylie was nothing special. And when push came to shove, Aramus found himself all too capable of abandoning her ass on a refuel center. After he had fucked her, literally dumped her ass on the floor, then ignored her for days. Oh yeah, quite the lovable guy this one is.

2 out of 5 stars.

Previously in this series:

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