I liked the return of some known characters from earlier books. I greatly disliked a lot of the first half of the book. Needs editing.
Terrible storyline unless you are a fan of mixing Sci-fi with smutty romance novels. Don't believe what you read able this novel not being heavy in sex, because it is. Save the money and skip this one. It doesn't really even advance the Aldenta story any.
I read this when it first came out. I liked it then, not great, but good. Listening to this confirms my original thoughts. Not the best book in the Aldenata Universe but good. I would have preferred a female narrator but the person doing it was fine. Good book, entertaining and worth the credit.
If Mr. Ringo gets back to original ideas and good drama I might. This book was just one sex and violence scene after another. He seems to have taken the trashy vampire genera and put it into a scifi book. Really boring!
I would think carefully before trying another one of his books.
He is a decent narrator and does really well with certain characters.
Disgust and boredom. How much rape, murder and gratuitous sex need to be in a book? I like a good story that can stand by itself.
the series is stills entertaining, however if they stay along the cloak and dagger line and away from military sci-fi ( the reason I picked up this series) thet may lose me
The love scenes worked a bit on the amateur side and seemed disjointed from the earlier works. This book did tie in some of the previous characters which was a nice twist. .
So this is how a badass female character lives? We are treated to a something like a month in the life of a prostitute. We start out with horrific torture, and it DOES NOT get better. I wish I could wash the taint from my brain. This is a really disgusting book, but when did that matter to most people?
I have been enjoying this series up to now. I feel I have been betrayed by author. I didn't sign up this. I am totally offended by her sex life. This is not the book I nor my teens to read on.
I have been enjoying this series and probably should have been forewarned by the cover picture on the book but buxom women are a staple of SF covers. In this case however the transition to Cally from her father is also a transition to significantly more adult material than was present in the prior books, the next has more of the same so I have given up on the series.