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Sword and Star

(Root Code #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Three months after a brutal battle at Peris, Adam Yuga, Lochlan D’Bideshi, and their rebel fleet are embroiled in a new conflict. But things aren’t going well. Even with Lock’s homeship, Ashwina, at the head of the fleet, the Protectorate forces are adapting to their tactics. Before long, two devastating blows send the ragtag rebels on the run. But the greatest threat may ...more
ebook, 415 pages
Published May 23rd 2016 by Riptide Publishing
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Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
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4.5 STARS This is a really great sci-fi series with gay MC's and sexuality isn't a problem but it's also not in your face. There's no hot and heavy sex scenes either It's just a really great trilogy with and excellent story, extremely well written and quite the adventure.
C.E. Case
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Sword and Star is book three of the Root Code series and I would recommend reading Line and Orbit (#1) and Fall and Rising (#2) because I assume they are as awesomely good as this one. I have not read any of Sunny Moraine’s work before. That seems like a massive oversight.

Sword and Star is a deep and rich space opera. Adam Yuga and his husband Lochlan are at the center of a great saga. Developed and fascinating characters like telepaths and mind-melders and space soldiers swirl around them. Incl
John McLay
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic end to a great trilogy

As the third and final book in this series, don’t even think of trying to read this first. It won’t make sense if you’ve not read the first and second books first. The first book took care of almost all the world building. The second is more focused on relationships and unavoidable battles. I didn’t think it was possible to increase the tension and suspense of the second book. But the final book is a tough read because I care about the characters so much and the s
Polenth Blake
The rebel fleet is recovering after a major battle, but more losses are to come. This puts a strain on Adam's relationship with his husband Lochlan. Meanwhile, Sinder has a plan to get rid of the rebels and save the Protectorate.

The book is told from the perspectives of several characters, though Adam is presented as the main protagonist. Adam is a former member of the Protectorate. Lochlan is from the Bideshi, a group of space nomads. The rebels are made up of a mixture of both. Previously, Ada
A.C. Wise
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sword and Star is the third and final book in Sunny Moraine’s Root Code trilogy. In addition to be a satisfying wrap-up to the series, the final book in the trilogy builds on the first two in a way that expands the universe in which they’re written. Everything feels bigger in Sword and Star – the stakes are higher, the world larger, and every decision carries more weight. Taken together, the three books can be compared to a single camera shot, continuously pulling back so more and more of the wo ...more
Disclaimer : I received an ARC of this book in exchange of a fair review. So here it is !

This book was a good end to the series. I liked how we get to have more characters' point of view., even though it was a bit difficult to remember who did what in the previous books. I also liked how the writer regularly shut down Adam's annoying "woe is me, the Chosen one/Golden child" routine, but at the same time managed to have the series start and end with him, which kind of undermined the whole point o
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Plot somehow fell apart in the finale...
Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Intricate relationships. I suspect it is recommended to have read previous stories in series to properly appreciate. Review pending.
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Sunny Moraine is a humanoid creature of average height, luminosity and inertial mass. They're also a doctoral student in sociology and a writer-like object who focuses primarily on various flavors of speculative fiction, usually with a decidedly queer bent. They spend most of their days using writing to distract from academics, except for the occasions when the two collide. They live just outside ...more

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