Bought the book on a whim, as I do like fantasy/SciFi but never heard of this one before. Glad that I did as it is one of the books that is very enjoyable to read, read it in one go last night and still thinking about it. The main characters are interesting, they are flawed but they worked together well. Enough back story to make you understand why they behave the way they do (which sometimes quite frustrating as you just want them to do what YOU think they should be, but with the back story it make sense). Can't wait to read #2!
Aside from a few editing issues it's a solid story. The characters are likable and complex. There is enough world building and back story to explain why the characters behave certain ways. We follow sela as she slowly questions her place as a slave soldier. We see her struggle to face her limitations and failures and embark on a journey with her lover. There are many complex plot trails here. We have sela, her lover and captain Jon, his sister erelah as well as many other side characters and villains. It will be interesting to see where the story goes in the next book.
Really enjoyed this book. Back stories of the characters were good. Characters themselves were engaging and intriguing and the universe setting was descriptive and not too vast to leave you confused as to your current whereabouts. Sela is awesome. Real, raw, mentally and emotionally conflicting. Good pacing to the story too.
When beginning a new sci fi/fantasy novel, you are often bombarded with several new names of people, aliens, civilisations, planets etc. it then becomes overwhelming. Amy J Murphy introduced just enough characters,vessels and places and referred to these over and over again that the names became set in your memory and you quickly knew who is who and which ship is which.
Easy, fun, fast paced reading. Enjoyed very much. Looking forward to next book in series Rogues.
My new favorite author. This author puts you there: in a believable, unexpected future with real characterrs and plots you won't be able to put down. Flawless, crip English that grabs and won't let go. An absolute pleasure to read.