Synopsis: Liora Day, half-human, half-mess with her and you’ll die Damaclan, had been thrown onto a rough path at a very early age. But when she is broken out of a cage by Devren, the young captain of the SS Kratos, she is shown that perhaps humanity does have a heart. The Kratos is set on a mission to rescue fallen surveyors from the Revolutionaries, and Liora is given the choice to follow her Damaclan instincts, or trust Devren’s dark eyes and captivating smile that promise an adventure unlike any she has ever experienced
Frequent skirmishes and battles throughout the book; the fighting (which lead to killing, more often than not) is moderately detailed. They include a range of weapons, including various guns and bombs, and some characters are injured. Liora was tortured when she was imprisoned, and through flashbacks and conversations, we learn that her clan’s initiation program killed many young Damaclans. Mentions of people losing their loved ones, and flashbacks/nightmares of that as well.
Talk of a character romancing someone; said character comments on her conquests or future conquests.
The crew drinks in a bar; a brawl almost breaks out. Remarks about needing a drink.
In an effort to ensure that power is placed in the right hands to be used for the right purpose, the crew runs off with the ultimate weapon. They are outlawed and work their good deeds separate from the law (who might, in fact, be the bad guys… but do we know this? Not really… )
Overall feel: A gripping story, seen through the eyes of a conflicted character. Liora Day was raised a killer, someone who keeps on fighting, no matter if its right or wrong. The story includes a heavy dose of action and is not for anyone with an aversion to blood. The author explores the morality of killing, bringing to mind questions and thoughts with an entertaining and interesting read.
It’s Cheree Alsop!
Her books are always clean romantically and language-wise, but they tend to be on the darker side.
This series is no end of fun, with surprises and emotional rollercoasters. I love how she writes and when I need a good action book, she’s the way to go.