- 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: #90,631 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
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it - the world-building was fantastic, the plot was very entertaining and fast-paced, the characters were great, and there was also some romance between Sigrid and her best friend which I really liked and added a little more to the story.
I picked this novel up, more specifically the audio version, as something to listen to in the background while I did my work, expecting little more than the usual sci-fi dribble that leaked onto my plate once and a while. What I got instead was a sci-fi epic that made me want more. There will be moments your brain tells you "This is cringy" Fight through it because on just the other side is a story that is wonderfully handled and a universe that is well thought out in its construction and ripe for generating more stories from other perspectives for.
The quickest way I can portray the information is from video games; its as if Syndicate and Mass Effect had a baby. The long version is; Corporations own everything and whatever government exists is only there in name. Debt can be passed generation to generation before they're even born and even they aren't expected to pay it off. Follow the protagonist through her life and discover just how much control these massive, unforgiving corporate machines really have over the population.
Having just finished the third book in the series I can say, without a doubt, I will be picking up the fourth when its released.
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