- File Size: 784 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (August 15, 2013)
- Publication Date: August 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EL564NW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,180,569 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It's a well crafted plot with really interesting characters, the women have awesome powers. There are love stories within the book and it's a great mix of adventure, fight scene, and love story, within a Sci Fi package. It's like nothing I've read before in terms of plot so that was fascinating. I loved the pirate aspect and the way the `good guys' ruthlessly deal with the 'bad guys.' This author writes great sailing, and action scenes. I really enjoyed the book and can recommend it. Five stars
I still give this a 5-star rating, because the story itself is a good one, and I would like to read more of it to see where G.E.Stills takes it.
This is one of those stories which are not so much a 'series' of stories as a 'serial' story. [Story end is anti-climactic and you are promised it will continue in the next book, installment fashion, rather than having each novel a complete story.]
It's starts off well. In the very distant past a group of alien scientists is splicing genes with apes to create a race of other beings to try and defeat their master race the Men-Gar. The bad guys catch up. Everything goes a bit wrong and the young heroine is stuffed into a sort of stasis pod and shoved off into the void of the world.
Fast forward a few millennia and TA DA! The Mil'ort/pod/case/casket/coffin wakes her up and she finds she has a sentient AI in her head that will allow her to learn everything she needs to about this world. Pretty nifty huh? Only trouble is she's on an island and needs help getting off it. The AI manipulates the control systems of a nearby small boat who's Captain is (somewhat conveniently) passed out drunk from nursing a broken heart.
At this point I was ready to give up. The AI seemed like a lazy way of making it easy for her to learn and the old "boy meets girl" thing has just never done it for me.
I am glad I didn't though. Kat'sar (our Heroine) learns that there are 5 other pods containing her "sisters" around the globe and she is tasked with finding them. Her and the new man find a ship and a crew and off they go and start picking up the other pods and THAT'S when this story became fun.
The interaction with her new sisters is funny. I did find it irritating that there is A LOT going on that is glossed over or just not explained but even with those negatives, I still enjoyed the story.
Once she has found her sisters things pick up speed and all sorts of stuff happens in a very short space of time, But we learn these girls are hard core no nonsense bad asses who are going to carry out their mission no matter what. Which is always good in my eyes.
I am caught between whether this story was meant for more the young adult crowd or just adults. There is some bad language in there (not that that bothers me in the slightest) but the theme seems to be about finding yourself. but I might be missing something.
Over all I did enjoy this book even though there were some things I would of liked to know more about.
I confess that, to my shame, this is first GE Stills book I have read. From just this one and the first chapter of the second book in the series (included at the end) I can with confidence say that the world of Sci Fi now has a worthy successor to E.E. Doc Smith.
The plot is original, fascinating and he has Doc Smith’s ability to describe the characters and action scenes. He keeps to the self imposed rules and limits in his world . (As all Sci Fi readers will know this is where many fall down.)
Male readers will fall in love with Kat or one of her sisters and female readers will identify with her/them. Many will do as I did and read it all in one sitting – the plot and writing are that good!
***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official***
A gripping tale with strong female characters, and worthy male counterparts.
This story starts in the distant past and portrays the creation of the human race. Fast forward to present day, and watch as our heroine comes out of stasis, learns and grows. Her mission is to protect Earth and the human race by any means necessary.
There is a lot going on that is barely mentioned or just not explained, but even with those negatives it is still a must read story.
Ok, not every minute. It took a little while for me to get into it; give it some time to settle into the new world and tech, but once the story gets moving it doesn't let up. I won't spoiler it for you, but you're in for a great ride!
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