Saltation (Theo Waitley, #2) (Liaden Universe #13)
Theo Waitley is a Nexus of Violence
Thrust mid-year into a school for pilots far from the safe haven of her birth home on scholarly Delgado, young Theo Waitley excels in hands-on flying while finding that she's behind the curve in social intricacies as well as in math.
After surviving a mid-air emergency with a spectacular mountain-top landing in her training soar plane Theo...more
In Fledgling a pilot scout has offered to sponsor Theo in an elite piloting school - so Theo ends up going. Problem is, that there's unrest on the planet where the school is situated. Seems the locals...more
At the end of Fledgling, Theo was sponsored into pilot school by Scout Cho sig'Radia. Saltation begins with her time there, just as politically naive as ever, but a much more confident person than she was at the beginning of Fledgling. Man...more
However, though I think that Lee & Miller's entirely edible prose, ridiculously talented characters & sense of fun would carry the day with any reader who happened to pick up "Saltation", I'd strongly recom...more
While I liked (and read in one sitting), I have to add a caveat that this is probably not a book for readers new to the Liaden universe, which is a shame, because I remember thinking that its prequel, FLEDGLING, was a perfect jumping-off point. There were one too many references to off-screen (off-page?) events which would only make sense if you had read the prev...more
And here's a quick quote for you:
"Daav, it is good to see you among my guests once more. I think you know everyone who has com...more
An engaging look at a determined young woman who just wants to be a pilot. But one needs to be able to get along with others to be a successful pilot-a harder lesson for Theo to learn than the piloting skills.
And just what sorts of complications can Theo get mixed up in that cause her to take her trou...more
Saltation was a disappointment after Fledgling. It felt like a book without a plot. It’s obviously the middle book in the series and it seemed mainly to focus on getting Theo from the end of Fledgling up to the point in time when we met her at the end of I Dare e.g. she has to develop a complicated problem that is worth bringing to Delm Korval (whom Theo doesn’t know, and in fact doesn’t even realize that she has a claim on Korval).
Now, I think the complicated problem is in...more
After returning home from her journey in the prior book, Theo Waitley learned her Liaden father is not only a scholar but was a pilot before that. Now she has the opportunity to become a pilot too, attending Anlingdin Pilotin...more
This book ended exactly where _I Dare_ ended. My torture continues, and _Ghost Ship won't be out for quite some time...
A longer review is on my blog at http://bookwi.se/saltation-by-sharon-...
Although publisher Baen doesn't identify it as such, it's the second of two books about Theo Waitely, and is tied into the series closely enough so this second book ends at the same point as I DARE. I believe there's more to come.
I read the paperback, and there is a terrific "readers advisory" list at the end: "If you like [name of renowned SF author, or particular theme], then you'll like..."
Note that this is sort of a reread, since I read the online first...more
The gift from Win T...more
Despite having been born in a year of the dragon, Sharon is an introvert. She lives in Maine because she likes it there. In fact, she likes it so much that she...more