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Captain's Boy: A Novel of the Dream'verse Paperback – April 1, 2013
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KD Sarge writes for joy and hope, and works for a living. She has tried her hand at many endeavors, including Governess of the Children, Grand Director of the Drive-Through, and Dispatcher of the Tow Trucks. Currently KD labors appreciated but underpaid in a public school. Past accomplishments include surviving eight one-year-olds for eight hours alone (she lasted about ten months), driving a twenty-foot truck from Ohio to Arizona by way of *shudder* Oklahoma, and making a six-pack of tacos in twenty-three seconds. Writing achievements include the Weightiest First Draft Ever, as well as nine other, much lighter, completed novels. She has four universes under construction, writes science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, smut (in many genres), and means to one day undertake a cozy mystery. She is an active participant on two writing forums. KD has won NaNoWriMo five times and NaNoEdMo twice. A widow, KD lives in Arizona with three children, two of them furred and all of them demanding. KD can be found in many random places about the web, but mostly at kdsarge.com or turtleduckpress.com. Follow her at twitter.com/kdsarge if you like; she promises not to tweet about her choice of breakfast foods very often.
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I love that Sarge lets female characters be strong and save the boys. I could grumble that she's guilty of consistently making women strong by making them act like men (easy to anger and fight) and ignoring other forms of female strength. But she did include a Mothering type here, so maybe that is changing. I'm a little less forgiving in this case over the extreme stereotypical representation of the over-sexualized, fiery Latina. While I really enjoyed her as a character, I was a little uncomfortable about how close she plays to type.
For the most part however, I simply enjoyed the ride and plan to read more books by Sarge.
I found the character development to be excellent, so much so that you get completely drawn into the characters and immersed into the stories. The writing took me through many emotions, from laughing to crying. Each book tells the story from the point of view of a different character, each very different. All of the books have adventure, some have romance, and heroism from a realistic human viewpoint. The books are also well edited.
this a prequel to Knight Errant, and tells how two of the shipmates (Donte & Selene) met. while it lives in the romance genre, it's also a story of strength & survival.
Donte's on-planet at college when the boy he's tutoring is sold to slavers. He & Selene sign onto a spaceship crew to chase after him.
things i love about K.D.'s writing: it's wonderfully easy to empathize with her characters (in all her books), and even though this story exists in a sci-fi environment, she doesn't overdo the tech.
If you've read the previous Dream'verse novels, this is worth purchasing. Learn about why Donte's normal to 'see nothing but red' limits are so borked, and why Selene will pull a blade to defend Donte at the drop of a proverbial hat (and probably at the drop of a literal hat if the situation ever arose). And there's the requisite cameo by Eve, who's impeccable timing and ability to make slime go squish is always appreciated and enjoyed.
TL;DR--This book is a great addition to the Dream'verse and well worth the read.
This is the fourth book in the series, and it's fun to see all of the characters from the Pendragon's Dream towards the end of the book, but the story centers around Donte and Selene. During the course of the story, they experience so many things that are horrible reminders of the past and daunting new situations, but they learn each other's strengths and how to work together. I love having the backstory that explains glimpses of their relationship that I got from the other books in the series.
I wish it was my gift to write insightful reviews that drop hints to tantalize, but I'm afraid I would end up spoiling the story somehow. So I will simply say that I HIGHLY recommend this book.