Mercenary by lizzy ford

Mercenary (Theta Beginnings Miniseries Book 2)

Novelette. At first, hardened mercenary Niko is thrilled to watch the gods destroy the planet from the heart of the safe zone in DC, especially when he learns of the death of the man who forced him to work in the shadows. His excitement is short lived, however, when he realizes the reach of such wide scale destruction. His own son, whom he has never met, is caught in the middle of a war zone, and the one person who can guarantee his long-term safety is someone Niko knows not to trust.

For once in his life, Niko must think beyond today, and he doesn’t like what the future holds. He’s faced with an uncomfortable choice: become the father he never wanted to be, or continue to live life by his own set of rules and let the two people he cares about fall beneath the wrath of gods.

Episode 2 in the Theta Beginnings Miniseries, a continuation of the Omega Series.

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Real-time Reviews

I wonder if Niko is going to grow a heart now.
By Llaph (4.0 out of 5 stars) on September 22, 2016
So much action packed into so few pages. I wonder how Niko and Theodocia's relationship will work out now that they were brought together again because of the imminent end of the world. I also wonder how things are going to work out now between all of the parties involved. Good thing I pre-ordered Theta….

Backstory sort of.
By Andrea L. Stoeckel (4.0 out of 5 stars) on August 13, 2016
This small novella starts exactly where The Silent Queen ends. As the helicopter falls to earth,we meet Nico, Tommy's father, a highly paid mercenary, and his sometimes boss Cleon who has called him to come protect him. But all thoughts of that are overcome when a small voice at the other end of the next phone call asks for help. His son Tommy, who he's never seen, is the only conscious survivor of the copter crash, and he needs help.Nico's rescue coincides with Cleon's plans. Will everyone survive?Although not as concise, this second novella has a fascinating viewpoint through "the other sides eyes"

Mercenary is awesome.
By Michelle K. (5.0 out of 5 stars) on June 5, 2016
Seriously fantastic!!!! I love getting a glimpse into the characters... getting some insight into who they are and why they are is awesome. Kudos to Lizzy Ford for writing this series like this.If you love Greek mythology you will love this. If you just love a great book... you will love this. (Nothing from Lizzy Ford disappoints)But make sure to start from the beginning with the Omega beginnings and Omega.

Love this series
By Crystal Young (5.0 out of 5 stars) on May 28, 2016
I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review. I like Niko,even if he is a mercenary. I like that he went and saved his son and his mother. and the queen. I really like reading about Niko. The characters in the novellas are great and I love the way Lizzy for writes, just one you thank one way something else happens, This is another great novella by Lizzy Ford. I have really enjoyed reading this series and am excited to read more. Definitely a Series to read.

By B. Weaver (4.0 out of 5 stars) on May 7, 2016
I started out not caring for the book. I had a strong dislike of Niko. As book went on I got more into the book. That being said even in the parts I didn't care for the characters were solid, well written, and well thought out. The story line was solid and plot well thought out and tied into the other books well. Overall, a good solid read.

Even greater than Silent Queen
By Roz (5.0 out of 5 stars) on May 1, 2016
***** AN eARC WAS PROVIDED FOR THIS REVIEW *****I thought Silent Queen, the first in the Theta Beginnings, is the greatest novella I'll read in this mini series. This one's just SO great! I've never enjoyed Niko's POV 'til now and I loved it.Well done author Lizzy. This will keep me looking forward to the series and to Theta even more.

Great read
By sofia (5.0 out of 5 stars) on April 24, 2016
This was a really great read. This is book 2 in a great series.

By Katherine A (5.0 out of 5 stars) on April 15, 2016
This book is the second in the Theta Beginnings Miniseries and lucky me, I got to review both book 1 and book 2 so far.This book starts off just after the helicopter crash in the end of book one and is focused on Niko. Niko is a hired gun and we also learn that he is Tommy's father (you will know who Tommy is if you read book one).It is with Niko's help that the others survive the crash and get to where they need to be but in true Lizzy style, nothing is ever smooth sailing and the action she has crammed into this short story is very intense.I can't wait for the next installment.

Niko has a heart!
By Kathleen G. Cerrato (5.0 out of 5 stars) on April 14, 2016
Who would have thought that Niko had a heart? Not me! I really enjoyed reading Mercenary by Lizzy Ford. I love the way her novella's give an introduction or background about a character, then she incorporates all the characters into one book at the end. Niko's jobs are usually acting as a bodyguard or just doing the dirty work that no one else will do for mob bosses or heads of criminal organizations. He sent his lover, Theodocia, away shortly after she found out she was pregnant with his son. Six years later, as the world burns and is coming to an end, he receives a phone call from Tommy, his son that he has never seen. I guess" his heart grew 10 times bigger" at that moment, because everything stopped and he went to help Tommy. I really can't wait for the next installment.