- File Size: 818 KB
- Print Length: 316 pages
- Publisher: Alcyone Studio (December 11, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006B9S8R6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,789 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ok, the author describes them as gorgeous beauties and that is not surprising considering the reason they are purchased/recruited. The beginning is very good and in many ways typical of any "recruit" training/ military books are often depicted but with the scifi, "enhanced"/upgrades that marks the key points of this book and it's sequel.
Yes, i bought the next book straight away to read it after finishing this one.
So this books is essentially a military sci-fi style book focused around about 30 odd young girls being found and "purchased" (yes, in an Ender's game style) and then being enhanced (aka Blade Runner style but mostly human) and the fallout from the "Conferation" and other mercernary groups fearful that these 30 odd girls being trained/grown/enhanced as assassin/mercs will change the balance of power in the Confederation.
I found some of the critics here amazing in their "putdown" seems they don't read Mathew Reilly and the way his hero is so "superhuman" (Scarecrow) and he is not even enchanced, lol
I found it to be a good fun action book and total value for 99 cents, to me this first book was the better one
Cyberpunk, space opera, SF Romance--THE GIRLS FROM ALCYONE has it all wrapped up in a sweet little package named Sigrid Novak.
On Sigrid's journey from the little girl who was sold by her parents to a genetically enhanced woman who is as much cybernetic weapon as human, I was right there with her. As she faced hazing and bullying, as she found her strength and confidence, as she fell in love, as she became the most skilled mercenary the universe has ever seen.
Author Cary Caffrey was careful with the feminist overtones, keeping them delicate and natural to the story. Caffrey's penchant for action scenes is matched only by his world-building, which includes vivid fashion and incredible settings.
He also knows how to write a strong, but sympathetic character in Sigrid. Her innocence offsets her dangerous side, reminding me of a space age Sydney Bristow of ALIAS fame. I'm fine with Sigrid killing a platoon of men one minute then sharing a tearful embrace with friends the next.
Well-written and engaging--highly recommended!
Follow sigrid from her time as a small child dealing with bullies, struggling to master her studies, and dealing with her feelings for her long time friend; as she evolves from the smallest of the group to the warrior general that is needed to protect her sisters.
The Girls from alcyone deals with many of the harsher aspects of humanity; political intrigue, espionage, greed, power. All of this while dealing with the topics of genetic manipulation, some of the possibilities of cybernetic enhancement, the miracle of nanotechnology and the question of not only if we can but if we should.
A very well written story that kept me interested throughout. It is left open for a sequel and i sincerely hope that it is forthcoming.
Well worth the price and one of the best science fiction stories that i have read in a very long while.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you read SF, grab a copy. You may think you're reading another Caffrey, McCaffrey that is.Published 23 hours ago by MickeyFan
Different, well thought out. Liked the fighting, training scenes, action, adventure, didn't need the love/sex scenes in this particular story.Published 19 days ago by M. Anderson
The author holds one's interest well and suspends one's disbelief artfully. The society she creates is cautionary, and her protagonists delightful.Published 23 days ago by Orville
The Girls from Alcyone by Cary Caffrey is the first novel in the series by the same name. In the 24<sup>th</sup> century on Earth, the world is controlled by... Read morePublished 1 month ago by AudioBook Reviewer
I enjoyed the first few chapters of this book,yet it just started to plod along after that.I had a hard tine connecting with or caring about any of the characters and had to push... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Karen Reese
That beautiful cover got my attention, and I'm glad it did. I would call this a sci-fi book, but it was more than that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bubblebuttmegs88
The Girls from Alycone is a book for the sci-fi adventure lovers out there who want a story with pretty awesome tech and kick butt main characters to delve into. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michelle @ In Libris Veritas
In a plot line that was more popular a few years ago than now we have a group of girls recruited by a mercenary corporation in a future world where space is divided in to a federal... Read morePublished 2 months ago by E.P. McLean
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