New Star Rising
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.
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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**
Cameron tends to write space opera short stories and novels, but also roams across the science fiction landscape. He wa ...more