Rose McKenzie may be far from Earth with no way back, but she's made a powerful ally--a fellow prisoner with whom she's formed a strong bond. Sazo's an artificial intelligence. He's saved her from captivity and torture, but he's also put her in the middle of a conflict, leaving Rose with her loyalties divided.
It was the books blurb that drew me to this one:
Rose McKenzie may be far from Earth with no way back, but she's made a powerful ally - a fellow prisoner with whom she'/>Rose ...more
I thought this would be the usual alien abduction book, but I was very pleasantly surprised!
Rose and Dav were wonderful, but my favorit was Sazo! LOL
Who wouldn't like such an AI?! I'm sure I would! He was such an endearing and at the same time very dangerous being!
Rose was great too. A level-headed heroine with really clear and clever ideas! I very much appreciated her honesty and her reasoning (with Sazo!). She didn't do TSTL things an ...more
As a huge fan of the original (and the new!) Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars and Star Trek, as well as new science fiction mo ...more
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It's one of the BEST romantic science fiction novels I read so far. It was as enjoyable as Ender's Game, Dragonflight and now my two newest obsessions which are similar in style Rules of Redemption and Polaris Rising.
Dark Horse was utterly captivating and enthralling. It was mostly sci-fi but with a good amount of romance. The world building was fabulous, the characters were fantastic, but ...more
Dark Horse gets an enthusiastic 5 star stamp from me because I have not stopped thinking about the nuances & characters since I finished it. The author tied in music in an extremely clever way, and now all of my favorite songs cause me to wonder...
I will try to give ...more
There were a lot of things to like about this book:
☆ Rose was a great heroine, sassy and a fighter. I loved that when she made a promise she kept to it no matter what.
☆ And Dav was quite sexy, especially his ears ;-)
☆ I loved all the difference species, all from different worlds. It was very interesting learning how they differed from each other.
☆ The plot was very interesting, especially with all the intrigue regarding Sazo and Rose, why they were captured and who was tr
A big thanks to Gavin for turning me onto this series.
Full review once I finish the trilogy, though I just wanted to say I'm sad there aren't more books.
Captain Dav Jallan is determined to find who killed the entire crew of a Class 5 battleship, especially when the sole survivor is an Earth woman, a prisoner, who seems innocent and relatively harmless. Rose is a Dark Horse, the unknown variable in a problem. He does not know that Rose has found a very powerful ally, a fellow prisoner, ...more
This book is mainly about Rose McKenzie, a human from earth who gets abducted by aliens and taken captive for three months unti ...more
This may have been one of the best things I have read in months, I have read a lot of great books over the last 12 months but I can safely say this one gets into the Top 10.
It is a story of a very odd friendship, a touch and go romance (which in the action, strategy and mystery type plot might have been a bit weak) but ov ...more
I really enjoyed this light sci fi romance. There were good guys, bad guys, Intelligent thinking systems, space ships and lots of adventure.
I liked this book enough to go right out and buy the next two in the series. I wanted to check this author out and found I like her style. I would rate all three books the same.
I really wish GR would have .5 stars to offer.
What a surprise this was! A good one, at
that. I'd like to thank Ira, for recommending this to me. I love the star trek movies but for some reason, I don't read sci fi that much. Time to remedy that this year. :)
Anyho, I really enjoyed reading about Rose. She was abducted from Earth.
"She could whine about her fate, or embrace it, and one thing Rose had never been able to stand was a whiner.
Yup, n ...more
Rose McKenzie finds herself prisoner on an alien warship after being abducted from Earth. With the help of a self-aware AI, she breaks free of her prison and lands on a remote planet waiti ...more
Captain Dav Jallan doesn't know why he and his crew have stumbled across an almost legendary Class 5 battleship, but he's not going to complain. The only problem is, all its crew are dead, all except for one strange, new alien being.
She calls herself Rose. She seems small and harmless, but less and less about her story is adding up, and Dav has a bad feeling his crew, and maybe even the four planets, are in jeopardy. The Class 5's owners, ...more
It got a little slow in the middle, but most was good and the end was cool. I loved Rose’s intelligence and loyalty. There is a little romantic relationship development, and a good romantic ending.
Rose had been a prisoner in a Tecran star ship for three months. Sazo is the artificial intelligence “thinking system” that runs the ship. Sazo figures out a way to communicate with Rose and helps her escape. H ...more
The second time around, I stayed up until 6am before crashing and spent most of the morning drooling on my Kindle and dreaming about being an AI in outerspace. Woke up and immediately finished reading.
I FUCKING LOVE THIS BOOK.
Rose is a kidnapped curiosity to the aliens who have taken her. Cool under pressure, she uses her own wit and intelligence to survive the torturous prodding and experiments for three long months until she escapes. Sure, you say, but she has an ally, a friend, Sazo, an artificial intelligence who is more than a ...more
Dark Horse was delightful! Like a mild, less insane version of Touchstone trilogy by Andrea K. Höst or Last Hour of Gann by R.Lee Smith. The main kick of it all was that Rose McKenzie absolutely kicked ass as a heroine.
In fact, strong female heroines who keep their heads in very tense, stressful situations, who can do some quick creative thinking on the go are a trademark of Michelle's writing. If you want a heroine who will save the day sign up for her book be it fairy ta ...more
Jav Dallan the captain of the Grih spaceship the Barrist is surprised when they find a derelict Tecran Class 5 just floating in space.Entering they find that all but eleven of the crew has been killed in some accident
Rose Mckenzie was taken from Earth by the Tecran aliens and examined and experimented on,she finally managed to flee with the help of an AI named Sazo.Before the Grihs arrival she had taken a pod and Went down to Harmon a moon.
She is quickly fo ...more
First there is the story line. I always want to know if it can survive if the romance is removed. In Dark Horse it is certainly strong enough to stand on its own. The romance just adds to the tension and the action in the story
World building and back story are always important. Getting them into the story can be tr ...more
Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children. ...more