Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians) - book cover
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Published : 25 Jan 2022
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0593546032
  • ISBN-13 : 9780593546031
  • Language : English

Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians)

The second novel in the Ice Planet Barbarians series, the international publishing phenomenon-now in a special print edition with bonus materials and an exclusive epilogue!

Liz Cramer swears she'll find a way off of this alien planet she's stuck on-then she meets Raahosh, the surliest and stubbornest alien, who won't leave her alone, and she just might be okay with that...

Twelve humans are left stranded on a wintry alien planet. I'm one of them. Yay, me.
In order to survive, we have to take on a symbiont that wants to rewire our bodies to live in this brutal place. I like to call it a "cootie." And my cootie's a jerk, because it also thinks I'm the mate to the biggest, grumpiest alien of the bunch. Raahosh believes the cootie's right, so he steals me away from the group, determined to make me fall for him-or else.

He has no idea who he's up against.

And if I didn't want his insufferable self so much (thanks, cootie), I'd let him know exactly what I'm thinking. As it is, I'm doing my best to fight this instant attraction. Just because the symbiont thinks we're supposed to be together doesn't mean I have to go along with it. And if we fool around a little, it's merely biology. It doesn't mean I'm in love-or that I'm destined to be his.

Editorial Reviews

"Raahosh and Liz have explosive chemistry and learn to respect each other's strengths. Liz is an especially appealing character: feisty, brave, and stubborn. She's the perfect match for the taciturn Raahosh, who wants to be loved for who he is and valued as an equal partner...A satisfying, sexy, and fast-paced alien romance."-Kirkus, starred review

Readers Top Reviews

AmeenaCharli DavisKi
Ok so this is the second book of Barbarian Alien, at first I wasn't sure because I didn't like how liz was treating Rahosh but as time progress she did start to understand and care about him. From there I felt more invested in reading the book and really begin to enjoy it. I loved Rahosh he is the opposite of what he look like sweet caring and very lonely. I also liked how Liz fought for him. It broke my heart how he was treated. Well it's a good read I would definitely recommend it.
Lauren Ince
Loved it as much as the first one I just found Liz really annoying to be honest. It would of been 5 stars otherwise. It starts off when the aliens are taking down the big monster to get khui from for the woman but from Liz's perspective. We also then find out why she is gone at the end of book one. It is not a repeat of book one at all, this has a completely different plot and revolves around different characters. It's just as good as the last one but I just found Liz really annoying at some points
Sianny banany
Liz is one of the more injured girls from the crash landing, but she is stubborn and headstrong, and refuses to let anyone help her. But Raahosh has been fawning all over her since the big blue aliens arrived, and Liz realises that’s because he has decided he wants her to be his mate. Why does she have to get the scariest-looking grumpy one though? And once she sees what the 𝙠𝙝𝙪𝙞 are, how they enter the body, she doesn’t care if it’ll save her life. She wants no part of it. Ah man I felt so much for Raahosh! He’s always felt rejected, like an outsider in his tribe. He only has one true friend and has never had a lover, which he can only assume is because he is ugly from his scars. So when Liz rejects him over and over, even though their 𝙠𝙝𝙪𝙞 have resonated for each other, he is hurt. I just wanted to cuddle him!!! The giant, terrifying, alien. The two of them were ultimately quite cute together. Liz jabbered nonstop, even when she though he couldn’t understand english. And Raahosh is your typical silent, grumpy male. But he had so much respect for her in his own way, never wanting to push her too far. Then, of course, there’s all the sex. And the awkward, slightly cringeworthy terms the aliens use, which was actually quite funny - I believe intentionally so. Onto book 3!
Angela @ Angel's Gui
Barbarian Alien is book two in the Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon. Here we have Liz and Raahosh story. The world and characters Ms. Dixon has created are fascinating. Each character is unique and you can connect to them. I like the dual-POV’s. They help give us both Liz and Raahosh perspective. We have a couple here who need to work on their communication. Raahosh is not a talker and Liz, well she talks too much. Raahosh has some deep wounds in his soul that need healing. Having a mate gives him that chance to finally heal and have a family, but it doesn't come easily. Liz puts up a fight. The one thing I really didn’t like was Liz’s treatment of Raahosh. I dislike a heroine who will smack a hero. I get that she is frustrated with her situation and that many if not all of her choices have been taken away from her, but to treat Raahosh the way she does with her actions and words, was disappointing. It made me dislike Liz. Finally around the 35% range Liz has a revelation and gets her ass in gear. She apologizes and gives him a chance and starts to learn about the world. Once they progress, I finally fell into the story. They have a few challenges to get through with the tribe; before they can be together. It’s sad, sweet, and sexy. I’m very much enjoying this Sci-Fi Romance series. Even though Barbarian Alien was not at the top of my list in this series. I still enjoyed it enough to go out and buy the next book. All the characters have enthralled me. Rated: 3.5 Stars
Written for mature readers only (18+ years old) due to subject matter that may be a trigger or offensive to some including adult language, steamy intimate scenes and violence such as kidnapping / abduction, human trafficking, etc. This is the 2nd story of the series, and due to reoccurring characters and an overall storyline arc, I highly recommend these be read in series order for maximum reader satisfaction and to prevent spoilers. This story begins after the other ends, so that is another reason to read them in order. Raahosh turns out to be more complex than I was anticipating, but in a good way. I also really liked Liz. She is spunky, outspoken, bold and not afraid to demand equality from a very male dominated alien race when needed. The story is well written, with funny, serious, cranky, and aggressive characters. The story universe is becoming more developed. The planet is cold and snowy, but thankfully it is their “summer” season ... despite not being a fan of cold, I can’t wait to start the next story!

Short Excerpt Teaser

Part One


Kira and I watch as Megan and Georgie run their fingers along the panel of the alien ship's hull, trying to figure out how to pry it open and get out the girls enclosed inside. There are six capsules, and each one has another captive girl. Each girl inside has no idea of where she is or how she got here.

"I can't decide if they're the lucky ones or the unlucky ones," I tell Kira.

"Lucky," she says, her soft voice flat. Her gaze is fixed to the blinking lights and the dark wall of the hull. "They don't know what we've gone through for the last few weeks."

I grunt a maybe sort of agreement. I don't know that I agree with Kira, but she can be a real Debbie Downer at times. The last few weeks haven't exactly been a party for the rest of us, but maybe it's better to know everything than to be blind to it.

I guess.

Kira and I are watching the others work because we're too weak to actually help. Of the six of us, Georgie is the strongest still. She's been with the alien guy so she's been getting three squares a day and warm clothing. The rest of us have been stuck in the hull, and Megan is doing the best out of our small group. I'm weak and lethargic, and my toes hurt like mad. Josie has a leg that looks like it's broken in two spots, and no one knows how to fix it. Kira's ankle is swollen and she's super weak. Tiffany is possibly dying, since we can't wake her up out of the deep sleep she's in. She roused for a bit of broth and then fell unconscious again.

We don't need a warning from the aliens that this planet is killing us. Big duh there.

"It's opening," Megan says, and she and Georgie step back. The panel lifts from the wall with a hiss, just like in the sci-fi movies. Inside is a girl in a T-shirt and panties, weird coils wrapped around her body and feeding into her throat.

I shiver despite myself.

Georgie and Megan study the sleeping girl, trying to figure out the best way to free her. Eventually, they just start ripping tubes and cords off of her and she wakes up and begins to gag. A moment later, the new girl is collapsed on the floor and vomiting up the last of the tubes as Megan strokes her back.

Well, that did it. For better or for worse, we have another person.

The girl begins to sob, her eyes wide. She's clearly confused and frightened, and Kira stands up, opening her arms to pull the girl to her. She makes quiet, soothing noises and enfolds the girl in a hug, helping her away from the wall. Without a single person touching them, the rest of the pods suddenly open.

"Shit, I think we triggered something," Georgie says, and they get to work freeing the next girl. In moments, there are several more girls collapsing on the floor. I get to my feet as best I can, ready to help out.

I limp forward, and as I do, I hear the sounds of the aliens talking. I look over even as the girl nearest to me begins to hysterically wail. "What's happening? Where am I? Who are you?"

I offer her my hand. "I'm Liz and I'll explain when we get the others, okay?"

She keeps wailing and I have to bite the inside of my cheek to keep from shouting at her. Look, I feel like shit and am probably a few steps behind Tiffany on the death ladder, but am I squealing and moaning? No, no I am not. I am sucking it the fuck up.

I gather up a second new girl, this one with freckles and bright red hair, and as I do, Squealer starts to make horrified, choking cries. "Oh my God, what is that?" She points a trembling hand in the distance, and I slap it down.

"It's not polite to point," I say, but the other girls are sucking in horrified breaths at the sight of the aliens lurking at the edge of the hull. Another begins to cry, and a third clings to my neck like she's going to climb me for safety. It's making my broken toes hurt like the dickens, and I look over at Georgie. "We have a situation," I tell her. "Do something, fearless leader."

"Right," she says, and hurries over to the aliens. A moment later, they all climb back out of the rip in the hull and it's just us human girls.

"Let's all go sit over here," Kira says, voice soothing. "We have a fire and water and blankets."

"It's cold," whines one. "I'm so cold and I don't have any pants! Where are my pants?"

"That's because the aliens took you while you were sleeping," I say brightly. "No one has any goddamn pants."

Kira bats my arm with a slap, indicating I should shut up...