Tag: Author: Rachel Bach


Review: Heaven’s Queen

Posted 14 August, 2015 by Lianne in Books / 2 Comments

Heaven’s Queen (Paradox #3)
By: Rachel Bach
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell’s doomed ship, Devi Morris’ life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two alien races out for her blood, an incurable virus that’s eating her alive.

Now, with the captain missing and everyone — even her own government — determined to hunt her down, things are going from bad to impossible. The sensible plan would be to hide and wait for things to blow over, but Devi’s never been one to shy from a fight, and she’s getting mighty sick of running.

It’s time to put this crisis on her terms and do what she knows is right. But with all human life hanging on her actions, the price of taking a stand might be more than she can pay.

So after finishing with Honour’s Knight (review), I immediately started reading Heaven’s Queen. I had to find out what happened in the end! May contain SPOILERS for this book and for the trilogy if you haven’t read the first two books!

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Review: Honour’s Knight

Posted 13 August, 2015 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Honour’s Knight (Paradox #2)
By: Rachel Bach
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either.

After a mysterious attack left her short several memories and one partner, she’s determined to keep her head down, do her job, and get on with her life. But even though Devi’s not actually looking for it — trouble keeps finding her. She sees things no one else can, the black stain on her hands is growing, and she is entangled with the cook she’s supposed to hate.

But when a deadly crisis exposes far more of the truth than she bargained for, Devi discovers there’s worse fates than being shot, and sometimes the only people you can trust are the ones who want you dead.

I read the first book of this trilogy last year, Fortune’s Pawn (review), and absolutely loved it. Since then I was especially keen to pick up the rest of the trilogy and find out what happens, especially as it ended on a cliffhanger (boo) 😛 I suppose you could say I didn’t wait too-TOO long (by my standards) before picking up this book and the final book, Heaven’s Queen. Contains SPOILERS if you haven’t read the first book!

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Review: Fortune’s Pawn

Posted 17 November, 2014 by Lianne in Books / 4 Comments

Fortune’s Pawn (Paradox #1)
By: Rachel Bach
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

Devi Morris isn’t your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It’s a combination that’s going to get her killed one day – but not just yet.

That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn’t misnamed: it likes to get into trouble, so much so that one year of security work under its captain is equal to five years everywhere else. With odds like that, Devi knows she’s found the perfect way to get the jump on the next part of her Plan. But the Fool doesn’t give up its secrets without a fight, and one year on this ship might be more than even Devi can handle.

If Sigouney Weaver in Alien met Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, you’d get Deviana Morris — a hot new mercenary earning her stripes to join an elite fighting force. Until one alien bite throws her whole future into jeopardy.

I forgot how I came by this series recently, but the premise sounded interesting and the main character more so (Starbuck was one of my favourite characters from Battlestar Galactica). I also read some positive feedback from other readers, which was also encouraging. Like many of the other sci-fi novels I read recently, I put off posting my review until Sci-Fi Month 🙂

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