- Series: The Indranan War (Book 2)
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (December 13, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316308633
- ISBN-13: 978-0316308632
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After the Crown (The Indranan War) Paperback – December 13, 2016
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About the Author
K.B. Wagers has a bachelor's degree in Russian Studies and her non-fiction writing has earned her two Air Force Space Command media contest awards. A native of Colorado, she lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and son. In between books, she can be found lifting heavy things, running on trails, dancing to music, and scribbling on spare bits of paper.
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Where Behind the Throne stands strongly on it's own as an story, After the Crown shows that the situation that Hail Bristol and her allies must deal with will have no easy solutions, as a brief moment of calm from the end of the first book leads to an explosion of tensions that show just how wide and deep-seated all of the Empire's troubles run. When seeming progress is upset by rival factions with long-simmering grievances, Hail is forced to confront forces and factors that stretch back far into the past and use her unique talents, insight and ability to use her people and connections to her advantage to show just why she cannot be simple cast aside, and why underestimating the former gunrunner can be one's greatest mistake.
Getting to explore more of Hail's past really helps add to an already interesting character, as we start to see the determination that I found so likable in the first book gain a more context, and where history and loyalties can be wielded as weapons against those who assume she's too naive and able to be brushed aside. The book also allows a little more time for digging into the fun and interesting supporting cast as Hail gets to spend a little more time with the new "family" that she's built in the process.
Fleshing out some of the rival factions and players in the grand game, After the Crown feels like a more robust political picture and a successful scope-widening for the series, without overstepping into mere "upping the ante" style territory. With a finale that mixes triumph with the same chapter-turning tragedy that makes the book an easy read, it left me glad that I'd read it and looking for a release date for what will come next.
title here), Hail must now somehow deal with the Saxon situation.
It might be expected that the fact the Saxon king is a childhood friend
of hers would make things easier, but that doesn't seem to be happening.
When a diplomatic meeting with him on a neutral world famous for its
mediators goes horribly wrong, Hail must flee revolt at home and
Saxons possessing half of *her* new fleet. Fortunately she has plenty
of shady contacts from her gunrunner days.
This one took place much more in space than book one, and the Star Wars
"science" was really grating on me at several places. The back-and-forth
drama with her bodyguards got to be a bit much at times too, but still
an entertaining read.
FWIW, I think this the the only major publisher full price series I've
started by an author I hadn't read before since I went to ebooks..
One thing to be cautious of: the ending for this one isn't as..."satisfying"... as the first one. Not in a negative way. What I mean is you will want to read the next book as soon as possible. I'm currently experiencing that pain since I pre-ordered this book and finished it a few days after it hit my doorstep.