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Rogue Hunter: Inquest (Rogue Hunter #1)

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LUST AND FURY COLLIDE IN A GALAXY ON THE VERGE OF WAR.

Fearing retribution from ruthless gangsters over an unsettled debt, intergalactic bounty hunter Zyra Zanr ventures to a distant world to collect the reward for Boris Skringler, a notorious terrorist, who has been sentenced to death by political rivals of the InterGalactic Alliance. When she fails to secure his release,...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 20th 2012 by Createspace (first published November 1st 2012)
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Katy
May 20, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of space opera, light military sci-fi
Recommended to Katy by: Kevis Hendrickson
Shelves: ebook
Please note: Read in October 2012. Fixing some typos and changing order to match new formatting

Book Info: Genre: Space Opera
Reading Level: YA (16+ per author)
Recommended for: fans of space opera, the previous books, lighter sci-fi
Book Available: November 1, 2012 in ebook format; December 1, 2012 in paperback

My Thoughts: This book is a reworking of Kevis Hendrickson’s previous Rogue Hunter books, moving us back in time and starting from a younger age with Zyra Zanr.

There are occasionally overly c...more
Laura Thomas
This is not my normal genre to read. That said, I am happy I read Rogue Hunter: Inquest.

I like a character driven story and the protagonist,Zyra, is a powerful character.

Zyra needs money badly. Her solution is to break Boris Skringler out of prison. As a bounty hunter, she would get a tidy reward to help clear her debts.

Boris is in prison on New Venus, a planet consisting only of women . No men are allowed there and he’s caught. Guess his disguise as a woman wasn’t too convincing. Next stop for...more
Alex Sharrock

Rogue hunter follows the story of Zyra, A bounty hunter and how she has ended up being on trial for breaking out one of New Venuses most wanted criminals.

I haven’t read many sci-fi novels but I am so glad that I have read this one. From get go i was hooked!
You discover why Zyra is in the predicament that she is in through the medium of present day narration and through flashbacks. Even though this is a litter confusing at first, you get used to it and in the end I don’t think there would have...more
Paul Howard
I have to admit straight up that I am a real sucker for Space Operas, so it won't surprise you that I enjoyed this book. Based on a Ross Hunter concept with new material of it's own, it is a tale involving a beautiful bounty hunter on a mission to rescue a mass murderer, who also happens to be her former partner, from a death sentence on a planet named New Venus. A world ruled by women where it is death for a man to even go there. But New Venus is at the center of something much bigger, as two g...more
Tina Smith
First impressions: It brought to mind movies such as The Fifth Element, Star Wars and definitely Star Trek. I love a strong female protagonist, who kicks ass. I even liked the villain Skringler (perhaps a little too much) who had some great classic lines and an accent, which made him hard to hate. The description of his sex appeal was lacking, where the main character’s was not, nor was her love interest’s allure. Skringler possibly should have been introduced with more description, earlier in t...more
Sheila


Action, politics, sex, drama, romance, temptation and more... this opening volume to a space opera series has it all, as bounty hunter Zyra Zanr pursues the lone male on a planet full of females, intending to hand him over to the galactic authorities for his crimes. But the locals would rather kill him themselves for the fault of being male. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, political and military forces gather for war.

Cool gangster dialog combines with well-timed revelations to give depth and backg...more
Rob May
First off, I have to say that I came to this book as a lover of Star Wars-style action rather then Star Trek-style politics and diplomacy. This book mixes up both, so feel free to add an extra star to my review if you don't mind a mix of pace and style! Rogue Hunter starts off quite slowly, with much of the set-up and character development explored through conversation. It's a narrative decision that pays off though - there's a moment where 'Zyra gritted her teeth and swore. Even before she had...more
Michael Gallagher
A great combination of spicy scenes and hard-punching action! Rogue Hunter: Inquest truly lives up to the traditions of hard-hitting action in the last part of the book, but the opening section moves a bit slowly for the genre. I did like the development of the relationship between the Zyra and Mikaela, but found the dialogue somewhat stilted. The prose throughout are tight and well written.
The story turns and twists in sometimes unexpected ways. I did not expect Boris to abandon Zyra at the en...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
Kevis Hendrickson has decided to revamp the Rogue Hunter series and ‘Inquest’ is the first book in the new incarnation. Here we meet Zyra Zanr, a bounty hunter with some bad debts who will do anything to collect the reward on Boris Skringler’s head. What Zyra doesn’t realize is Skringler is pivotal in an impending war and his presence will either stop or start an interplanetary war…will she be able to save millions of lives or will her love for him doom them all?

In ‘Rogue Hunter: Inquest’ I was...more
Cecilia Robert
Oh, where to begin? A while back, I read one other book set in this awesome world Kevis has created, and enjoyed it, just like I enjoyed reading 'Inquest'. Wonderful descriptions and action scenes. So visual. I love the characters. Zyra, the heroine in this story, a bounty hunter is quite a character. Under all that toughness, she is complex and sensitive, carries lots of guilt of things she did before she became who she is. It was good to see a soft side of her - especially when she was around...more
Thomas Shutt
Rogue Hunter: Inquest is the first book in Kevis Hendrickson’s “Rogue Hunter” series, a space opera of sorts that focuses on the adventures of Zyra Zanr. Much like Samus Aran from the “Metroid” game series, Zyra is a beautiful, blonde, take-no-prisoners badass bounty hunter…except in this instance, when she actually needs to take a prisoner.

Boris Skringler is on the run from the InterGalactic Alliance, one of the superpower empires that inhabits the book’s galaxy, and he is held personally respo...more
Vicki Wilson
I've never read a book like this before and was really pleasantly surprized. The main character Zyra, a bounty hunter, is convincing and likeable. She's arrested for aiding the escape of Boris Skringler from New Venus where he's awaiting execution for trespassing where only women are allowed. A series of events are triggered and the time for war has arrived with Zyra at the thick of it. This book has everything. A little bit of love and a lot of action. I cannot wait to read the next one.
Sasha
I recently entered one of the giveaways on goodreads for book 2, Rogue Hunter: Dark Space. The start of book 2 read well so I thought I would start with book 1.
Rogue Hunter: Inquest follows Zyra Zanr, intergalactic bounty hunter in search for the bounty to top all bounty's. But of course, things go wrong in her attempt to rescue the bounty, terrorist Boris Skringler, from his prison on the all female New Venus. In the end, Zyra must choose between returning Skringler to save a planet, or execut...more
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Rogue Hunter: Inquest is a book written by Kevis Hendrickson. It is the first in the Rogue Hunter series and centers around a galactic bounty hunter named Zyra Zanr.

Rogue Hunter is a Sci-Fi novel that starts out with a news bulletin that states that the wanted killer Boris Skringler has been captured in New Venus. The bounty hunter Zyra...more
Ken

Rogue Hunter: Inquest is a surprisingly entertaining novel centered around a woman intergalactic bounty hunter. The pace is fast, and the writing is smooth and succinct. Many readers will correctly note that much in this story is familiar sounding, and some aspects do have a Buck Rogers feel. Nevertheless, this light science fiction kept my interest. And the author did a wonderful job of not turning the main character into an exaggerated superwoman. I enjoyed Rogue Hunter more than several celeb...more
Marise Ghorayeb
I have read many of Kevis Hendrickson’s books, including several Rogue Hunter books, but with Rogue Hunter Inquest, the author took the character and the settings to a whole new level.

Although it often goes unmentioned, the setting of any story provides an important backdrop for the plot; In this case, I think the setting warrants special attention. Rogue Hunter Inquest takes place on a planet where men have been exiled and trespassing males are executed. On the surface this sounds like somethi...more
Wendy Hines

Rogue Hunter: Inquest had just what I like in a science fiction book - action, romance, suspense and out of this world scene stealers. The book has a very interesting premise. Zyra owes a big debt and the only way she knows how to repay it quickly is to secure the release of terrorist Skringler. But when that plan goes awry, she decides to break him out of prison. What she doesn't anticipate is the political problems it causes between worlds or her attraction to him.

Hendrickson has a knack for u...more
LadyCroft86
I received this as an ARC from the author to review.

Overall, I gave this book 3.5 stars. The plot was very slow until about halfway through. The first half was mostly character building and some drama leading up to the rest of the book. I am not a big fan of drama and so was mostly bored with the first half. The second half was action packed with space battles and Zyra fighting with Skringler. The actions scenes were really well written and easy to visualize. I liked Zyra a lot but found myself...more
Darlene
Jun 12, 2013 Darlene rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adult/ ya & sci-fi readers
Shelves: beta-read
Rec'd this book as Beta read from the author Kevis Hendrickson. I must say that once I started reading it I could not stop!!
I read Rogue Hunter: Deep Space and was introduced to Zyrna the Bounty Hunter. In this story I was reintroduced to her. Except this time - the story shows and tells us about a differt Zyrna. One that we see different sides too.
In this story she goes to after Boris because of the bounty. Zyrna has alot of debts that she owes as someone has hacked into her accounts. Sha a...more
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
This was a fun, fast paced read!

This is the first book of Kevis Hendrickson's that I have read. When asked if I was interested in a copy for review I was literally looking for more science fiction to add to my reading stack and jumped at the opportunity to read this one.

I enjoyed the focus on women. Women's rights, and the society they had built on New Venus and able to procreate and continue on in a society of only women. But the real focus here is Zyra and her quest to capture Skringler. As...more
Kayla (The Bookish Owl)
A free digital copy of this book was sent by the author in exchange for an honest review

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Rogue Hunter: Inquest is the first book I’ve read which takes place in a galactic empire in space. I was a little tentative about it since it’s my first foray into the space opera and fantasy genre. Fortunately, I tried it out and to my surprise, I actually liked it.

Inquest was fast-paced and packed with action. I didn’t find it lengthy or dull at all. What I liked about the...more
J. Ann

I was given an ARC of Rogue Hunter: Inquest from the author to review this book. It in no way alters my review of it.

I gave this book 4 stars because of a slow start. My biggest thing I want when reading a book is being enthralled right away. Though it made me curious enough to continue on it didn't really get me until about half way through. After that point I found myself staying up late just to read a little bit more to find out what was going to happen.

Having never read any of the other Ro...more
Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kevis Hendrickson.)
Bounty Hunter Zyra Zanr is in prison, charged with trying to aid a mans escape from execution. Now it’s her head on the chopping block.

The criminal – Skringler, is set to be killed for once reason – he is male. Venus is now an all-female planet, after the queen decided that men were to blame for all the war and killing etc. that had gone on, and shipped all the men off the planet.
Skri...more
Naty ♥

Date I started the book: 11/26
Date I finished the book: 11/27
Genre: Space Opera/ Sci-Fi
Overall: Very good book, the plot was entertaining and it was very fast-paced. The characters were well written and with strong personalities.
Stars: 4 out of 5

Skringler frowned and leaned in closer to her.
"Maybe you're making too much of that little incident at Siliros"
"Killing 300 people isn't a little incident!!!"

This story is about Zyra Zanr a bounty hunter who is in debt and needs a lot...more
Debasish Ray Mohapatra
I can say this book is the result of most wild and beautiful imagination of Kevis. If you love to read the science fiction, love to listen a story about war of galaxies and if you like a suspense and action story then I can say without any doubt you can enjoy this book.

Personally, for me this the first science fiction as a reader as well as a reviewer. I got a review request from the author for this book. And after finishing the 'Rogue Hunter Inquest' I will say 'I enjoyed it just like a movie...more
Cate
At just under 200 pages, this is a good fast paced read that is a promising start to the Rogue Hunter series. However, for those who may find them offensive, it does include LGBT relationship scenarios and, with this in mind some readers may want to avoid it.

As befits the beginning of a series of short books that mesh together as they progress, there is little or almost no character development in this piece. The main protagonist is an ‘anti-hero’ type of strong female, but as to why she is this...more
Nicki
Aug 10, 2012 Nicki rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sci-fi lovers
The deep-space sci-fi books aren't usually the genre I read, but the author was wonderful and provided me a copy to read prior to its publication. He wanted honest feedback, and I gave it to him, and now I give it for others to see.

Zyra is a kick-ass bounty hunter and is on trial facing execution for breaking the most wanted criminal out of New Venus's prison. The book jumps forward and backward in time to weave her story together. I don't want to say too much because I see the author has yet to...more
Aliraluna
Review: Rogue Hunter: Inquest (Volume 1)
by: Kevis Hendrickson



My Review:
The life of a bounty hunter is never easy: they aren't accepted anywhere and they have to kill- for money. But the life of bounty hunter Zyra Zanr is even worst than that of the others: if she doesn't bring back the terrorist Boris Skringler "Widow Maker" that's being accused of killinf three hundred and twenty-two passengers on a deep space transport, her life will be the pay; besides having a history with this criminal tha...more
Rebecca
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and it must be said before I even get started... Super awesome cover!

Kevis Hendrickson delivered an A+ book in a genre that doesn't seem to get a lot of love compared to some of the others. I haven't read a really good science fiction book in awhile and this one mixes in a little romance with an almost urban fantasy heroine feel to it.

The book features bounty hunter Zyra Zanr, a woman in conflict and looking for a way out. Unfortuna...more
Enrico Antiporda
This is actually the first scifi novel I've read and I am not disappointed. The story centers around Zyra Zahn, an inter-galactic bounty hunter (great concept) in dire need of money after her credit (liquid assets in galactic terms) mysteriously disappears.

The story opens with Zyra in New Venus prison wearing a torturous spiked mesh prison outfit. She is on trial for trying to initiate a prison break for notorious galactic terrorist and ex-bounty hunter, Boris Skringler and extradite him to Gala...more
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Kevis Hendrickson is an aspiring filmmaker and the author of six Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, including The Legend of Witch Bane and the Rogue Hunter series. His second novel Rogue Hunter: Quest of the Hunter won the Red Adept Annual Indie Award (2010) for 'Top Science Fiction'. His most recent novel is Rogue Hunter: Life Force. The fourth book in the series, Rogue Hunter: Longshot, is sche...more
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