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New Star Rising

(The Indigo Reports #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  20 reviews

Be careful what you ask an android to do…

Bellona Cardenas Scordina de Deluca, daughter of the primary Cardenas family, went missing ten years ago. Reynard Cardenas, Bellona’s father and head of the family, receives anonymous, unsubstantiated news that she has been found. He sends the most disposable person in the family to investigate—Sang, the family android.

Sang’s invest

Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published October 23rd 2019 by Stories Rule Press (first published March 15th 2017)
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Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I devoured this scifi adventure.

The point of view of the android was fresh, although completely different from Flying Blind. The other characters are their focus so sometimes I felt removed from them because all I know about them is what the android observes. Sex happens (most negative) but on the sidelines--survival and politics are more important--and Sang has no interest. Think the science behind Joss Whedons Dollhouse and there you have the female lead in the story along with family and po
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the android point of view!
The world building is complex yet Sang's focus simplifies it. The adventure doesn't stop and I was hooked. The assassin was horrifying and I was so sad about his victims. Yes, people die! I'm rooting for the heroine and her friends.
S.J. Higbee
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one. Bellona disappears under peculiar circumstances ten years previously and when there is a tipoff that she may still be alive, Sang is sent off to track down the dodgy lead. I’m not saying more as the blurb is refreshingly spoiler-free and it would be a shame to give away any plotpoints in this action-packed space opera adventure.

I was initially drawn to this one by the quality of the writing. I have since discovered that Cameron Cooper is a pen-name for an experienced i
Dina Bushrod
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of sci-fi
Shelves: sci-fi
The author is going pure scifi in this one, no paranormal, no romance. We have a great world builder here and who knows a possible future of mankind. There are androids made for everything you can think of. But androids are not always as they seem for there is evil behind missing humans; humans that are remade for a variety of duties, from sex to super-hero's. Those in charge think they have it all, control, money, worlds, and all they have to do is wipe out a persons past, add some electronics ...more
Wayne Scace
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cooper delivers an action-packed suspenseful story that is full of twists and turns.
The author does a great job of world building and character development as we follow Sang, Khalil, and Bellona/Xenia's travels and travails.
I enjoyed all the action, twists, turns and suspense as I read this book.
I did not see the surprise twist the author put at the end of the story coming.
I really look forward to reading more of Cooper's "Indigo Reports' series.
Q: Is Bellona the hero tha
Sean Patrick
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For someone that has just started writing SciFi Tracy has done a great job. There are more twists and turns in this story than Space Mountain in Disneyland. This book will keep you guessing, just as you think you have figured things out, you get proven wrong. The characters are lifelike and they take you along on their ride. I highly recommend reading the Prequel Flying Blind first as it does set some of this book up.
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bellona/Xenia is rescued and returned to her family on her home planet. Will she ever fit it there again? And what about her saviors, Sang and Ari/Khalil? Is there honor on either side in the war between the Karassians and the Eriumans? This exciting story introduces a sweeping new universe badly in need of a hero - or a heroine. Buckle up and hold on!
Ingrid Savell
Exciting story building and a great read for an epic new Sci Fi series.

An interesting and roller coaster of a story following fabulous characters who move through varying planet and spacecraft environments whilst always dealing with a war that's not a war!
The high testament to how immersed I became is the fact that I read the whole book, within days, despite finding it a bit slow and heavy initially but I do have to admit to only reading lighter romances these days and this book was a wonderful
Timi B
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Completely novel story, characters, and world-building. Wholly engaging. My mind's eye sees the heroine as Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux. ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spaceships, androids, family infighting, and heroes; two opposing "empires" and the free worlds, with well-developed characters from the various factions and a well thought out story. Within the larger scale of the Erium and Karassia about to engage in an all-encompassing war, each racing to annex the free planets, we have the smaller scale view into a very dysfunctional household and the more personal view into Bellona's (our female MC) and Sang's (the house android) journeys of self-discovery. ...more
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two large governments on the edge of war, annexing adjoining planets, fighting proxy battles, sometimes by less than above board means.

In times of war or revolution, there are individuals who have a disproportionate impact. They are the bellwethers, the Champions who inspire the loyalty of complacent masses and galvanize them to raise arms in change.

In a universe where chaos mathematics and heuristic learning can be used to find that bellwether champion, what if the people with access to that k
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an absolutely stunning beginning to a new series. Cameron Cooper is the master of world-building and has a way of making fantastical things feel “normal”, honestly, why aren’t there androids walking around everywhere and why can’t I talk to my coffee pot? Well, I do, but it doesn’t talk back...yet. But I digress. New Star Rising will take you on a journey through space and across multiple planets with unique climes and inhabitants and politics. The plot is intriguing and well tho ...more
Douglas Williamson
You know things are messed up when you send the house android on an important mission.

This is book one of what promises to be a complex space opera series. The story is very well written with a multi-layered plot that will keep you on your toes. The characters are also well developed and certainly help to bring the story to life. I enjoyed experiencing this from the android's perspective as that was a bit fresh and different. The story is a little heavy on the politics for my tastes, and I am af
Juneta Key
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting sci-fi universe rumors of war, clashing families and a girl that has been missing for ten years. The society has class distinctions by "house" and ruling families. The android character is sent to get info on the missing daughter of her house. She partners with an ambiguous character to try to find her. There is so much going in this universe. It would make a great space movie. The world-building and character are extremely well written. Filled with depth and complication. I can't wa ...more
Audrey Cienki
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yippy! Tracy has created a whole new universe in which to play. Friends, enemies, political intrigues, oh my! Who really is the “bad” guy? I guess that we will find out as the story unfolds.
Tracy brings her worlds and characters to life. I feel like I have actually met them. I cannot wait to see how Khalil Ready’s character evolves.
And, science fiction with real science! LaGrange points – I am so giddy.
I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Sci-Fi Adventure!!

This is an intricate and complex sci-fi story. Cam Cooper creates a world which is widely diverse from what the reader knows; but presents it in such a creative and engaging way we do not become confused, but become a part of the world which evolves as we read.

To describe further, would be to ruin the surprises which await you as you engage in this Sci-fi adventure!!

**I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of this book**
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