The Hidden Worlds
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Speaking of the cover, while perfectly nice, it appears to be the cover for some other book-- a book I would have been interested in reading, albeit probably a more generic, less ambitious one than this proved to be. Linnea, the protagonist, not only doesn't pick up a gun at any point in the book, she's probably th ...more
This book is well written but the major issue I take with it is the management of expectations. Writing is nicely done. But the tone of the story is sort of disorienting and if you're walking into this book expecting light and fluffy space romance DO NOT EVEN BOTHER. And now that I've perused some other reviews of this book I see that I did not suffer alone in my expectations about what kind of book I was getting into. As I commented while reading this- t...more
“After the Earth was destroyed by ruthless machine intelligences known as the Cold Minds, the remnants of the human race sought refuge on far-flung planets. Humanity was saved by a hereditary guild of jump pilots who now control all travel and communication among the Hidden Worlds…” Linnea Kiaho, the heroine, a 19-year-old from the poorest planet in the system, indentures herself to one of the pilots in order to save her world. Iain sen Paolo is her unwilling master. Together they uncover a plot ...more
Linnea is a feisty heroine with a plan that may or may not be the stupidest idea she's ever had. Really depends on your viewpoint. She wants to save her planet at all costs--even that of her family ties and respect. Iain is rather the opposite--he'd give up his fam ...more
This was not the story I started reading. I tried to give it a chance. I know something happened on Earth and everyone fled and now generations later there are worlds in hiding from ...more
Liinnea is tortured then she just starts talking and acting like nothing is happening. Months pass in the course of one sentence and the impact of the time period is not communicated well.
Are we supposed to think that ahe is in shock? She switchs loyalty to who ever has cont ...more
A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Kristin Landon has been reading science fiction since the age of seven, when she discovered H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds in the school library. Love of SF led to a love of science, and she earned a degree in chemistry and worked as a research lab technician for a number of years, before following her talent for ...more