An engineer with a fondness for weapons. A captain with no memory. An obsessive genemodder who loves to tinker. Meet the crew of Another Road.
Josune, Roystan, and Nika have escaped the compa ...more
Actual rating: 5.8648966589 stars. More or less
I may have started 2021 with two Super Extra Crappy Reads (SECR™), but at least I ended 2020 with one of the Mostest Scrumptioussest Books of the Year (MSBotY™), so go me and stuff!
This book. THIS BOOK! So much titillating deliciousness to be had! Lusciously Luscious Addition (LLA™) coming right up!
Harem-eligible cast of characters (the whole bunch of them, yes) + ...more
One of the central parts to the Stars universe are "body modders," a term not fully explained, but includes all types of body modification from healing to facechanging. A great body modder can alter a subject so that the subject appears to be a different ...more
Here, the crew has a new ship, which Josune has bristling with weapons, because, well, it’s Josune. And Roystan’s health is degrading, so Nika Rik Teri, body modder extraordinaire, is on the hunt for a top-of-the-line modding machine to help him. And to get it, she’s got to stay under the radar of a, let’s just tell it like it is, totally evil corporate head who will go through any ...more
Josune, Roystan, and Nika have escaped the company thugs trying to kill them. They've gotten a new spaceship to replace The Road (after it was blown up underneath them). And their new ship is armed to the teeth with dangerous weapons, courtesy of Josune. All that's left to do before they head out to find the legendary lode of transurides is to restore Roys ...more
What a crazy, fun ride this was! The action was strong with this one. This was possibly slightly better than the first one. I was a bit disappointed in the atmosphere in the end. A large portion of the story was strung tight, and then in the end it felt like a balloon deflating. I know that's how endings generally go. The dust settles and it's a HEA. I was hoping for something like (view spoiler)[ the Orts knowing Roystan. (hide spoiler)]...more
Either is possible. ...more
Thank you Berkley Publishing for the free arc in exchange for an honest review! ...more
Hammond Roystan – the quiet hero with the myster ...more
This sequel to Stars Uncharted piles on the plot and character complexity as we now have two centers of action, two separate villains, some aliens, a treasure hunt for the elements that make extensive body modding and body swapping possible. All this means you had better have recently read Uncharted if you hope to make sense of it, and even then, it is easy to lose some of the threads. The characters are well drawn, and the action is ...more
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This Stars Uncharted series should be read in order. I really enjoy this author and the first book in the series, also Stars Uncharted was excellent and harrowing. I have been reading several different science fiction / space opera type series where there are corporate groups running things and they are g ...more
On the less good side, I remember the first book feeling more like an ensemble story than this one does. The main characters here are very much Nika and Alistair, with Josune as maybe an almost main character. Everyone else is very definitely just a support character. Or unconscious for m ...more