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“City of Pearl provides a compelling example of why really long-range planning never works. A stellar debut.” (Jack McDevitt)
“Traviss,... mostly through her strong sense of character, suggests that she’s a writer worth watching.” (Locus)
“City of Pearl is a strong first installment and marks the debut of a writer to watch... (BookPage)
“...[Traviss] brings a rare combination of insight and experience that will greatly contribute to our field. (James Alan Gardner)
“ City of Pearl is science fiction with teeth.” (Gregory Frost, author of Fitcher's Brides)
Karen Traviss is a former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist. She has worked in public relations for the police and local government, and has served in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service and the Territorial Army. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of City of Pearl, Crossing the Line, The World Before, Matriarch, Star Wars-Republic Commando: Hard Contact, Triple Zero, and Star Wars-Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines, she lives in Wiltshire, England.
There are several excellent plot summaries of this book already, but I wanted to add my 2-cents as an avid science fiction reader. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Rebecca
myself an avid life long science fiction reader. of late too many books i have come across were rated highly but were so predictable, almost scripted. Read morePublished 18 days ago by CO Native
As of this writing, I haven't completed the book. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the storyline, although there were some political statements I didn't care for. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Glenn Sellers
Disappointing. The series should be a good read and is reasonably well written but has logical flaws and is based on a fanatical vegan overlord approach that just doesn't make any... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Walter Jeffries
I have the 6 book series and really like the concept, characters, and flow. The plot centers on how humanity relates to others on Earth and many light years away from Earth. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cathy Jarmon
Could not put it down. Stayed up late reading till it was over. Can hardly wait to read the next book.Published 16 months ago by Constance Rojo
Technically, the writer has a decent style and the words flow easily to the brain. The story starts off decent enough, we bond with the MC and can't wait to get to the good stuff,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by amnightus
This book was great. I loved the main character’s pragmatic outlook on life and her commitment in difficult situations. Read morePublished 19 months ago by HanakoGal
I am usually a big fan of Karen Traviss' writing,(i.e. Star Wars, HALO, Gears of War) however I was disappointed with this series, I even read the first three books hoping it would... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer