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Gravity's Heir

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  17 reviews
"Legacy is nothing but history, if it doesn't have a future."

When her father threw her out, sacrificing his only living daughter for the good of his shipping conglomerate, Lena Lomasky swore she could make it on her own. But now she’s broke and desperate, and pride won’t fuel her spaceship. Her latest job is simple: carry a datastick of state secrets home to her father. Th
Published February 6th 2020 by Black Rose Writing
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Anita Kushwaha
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I feel like my heart is still pounding from this reading this book! GRAVITY'S HEIR is that perfect mix of plot- and character-driven fiction, packed with adventure and intrigued. Add a relatable protagonist you can cheer for, who grapples with her family's legacy and personal guilt, and what more can you ask for? I flew through this space odyssey that boasts impressive world/galaxy building, and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Can't wait for more from this talented debut author! ...more
Abigail J
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From the moment you buckle up to read this book, you consent to a roller coaster of fast paced action & adventure. A gripping mystery you cannot put down, Gravity’s Heir keeps you on the edge. Bring on a female heroine w not one, but two male romances to contend with. I was hooked and read this book in 3 days flat. You’ll love it! Give it a go!
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This action-packed space opera will appeal to fans of Firefly and any other rich, immersive story set in the 'verse.

When disgraced heiress and space smuggler Lena discovers more than she bargained for in her cargo, life away from prying eyes becomes impossible. Now she has to face a past that left her for dead, a family humiliated by past mistakes, and her own self-doubt all while making decisions that center her in an intergalactic war. The stakes couldn't be higher.

Between intricate planetary
Anika Scott
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the perfect escape during quarantine! A sci fi Western almost, starring a headstrong space pilot romping through the galaxies with her slightly misfit but devoted crew. I learned a lot about vectors and velocity too -- new stuff to me! A truly enjoyable read.
Barbara Conrey
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Now here's an author to keep your eyes on.

Gravity's Heir is Ms. Bond's debut - I can't wait to see what she does next.
I loved the possibilities the author presents, the well-rounded characters, the pace and action.

So glad I decided to expend my horizons with this book.
Tristan (tristans_library)
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in an Instagram giveaway and decided to make it my July selection for a book club that I co-host. I am so glad I shared this book with my friends! I loved every page and think we'll have an excellent discussion. I haven't read many true sci-fi, set in space books so I don't have a lot of comparison, but I felt like this book had a great flow. I always felt engaged and was eager to find out what was going to happen next. I enjoyed all of the characters. This book was not extremel ...more
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fun, engaging, story about a chosen family doing their best while absolutely out of their depths. IN SPAAAACE!

I think that the thing I liked best about the writing was that everything was painting in shades of gray. Both the various factions operating in the galaxy and maneuvering towards their disparate goals and the cast of characters trying to help, hinder, or avoid those maneuvers are... if not sympathetic, then at least understandable in their positions and actions. As a result, you'll s
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gravity's Heir is a delightful sci-fi romp. I started it at the beginning of a 6 hour flight and didn't put it down until I had finished it. It features great characters (and well written strong women), space battles, romance, political intrigue, and a plot that kept me hooked the whole way through. It does a great job of telling, and of wrapping up, the story arc of the protagonist. I felt satisfied with the conclusions of the story while it still left me wanting to read other stories about the ...more
Rebecca Hodge
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing nicer than discovering a new Science Fiction author, and I’m delighted to have found Sara Bond. Gravity’s Heir has it all—great world-building, believable science, a breakneck pace, and characters you can cheer for. Lena, the heroine of the tale, is a tough but vulnerable pilot who will do anything to protect her crew. But when she’s asked to transport dangerous data back to her home planet, she’s forced to deal with her ex-fiancé, the terrors of a possible interplanetary war, an ...more
Reese Hogan
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a fast read and lots of fun! I especially loved the well-developed method of space travel, which involved “pushing” or “pulling” on centers of gravity in space. It was unique and well-explained. There was lots of action, with a nice mix of space and land-based conflict, and Lena’s complex history with her family made a nice backdrop for her current situation. Enjoyable read for anyone who likes relationship-based action or a good space opera!
Nicole Phillips
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved this book. I enjoyed the diverse cast (especially the LGBTQ representation), & I appreciated how much research went into the science of how everything works! It was a truly epic adventure, & I want to know what else happens in this universe (or what has happened elsewhere)!
John R
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read

Fast paced, easy to read quickly.
Story gets far fetched at times,
yet it still draws you in, makes you
want to believe.
A.J. Super
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s a smart political sci-fi that travels at light-speed. The characters are relatable, inasmuch as a hard-living crew of a starship can be. Their realistic choices and values inform every inch of the text. The world-building is rich, and the politics of the universe are spooky bad and well written.
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a high octane thriller that I devoured in one sitting. Bond tackles class, colonialism, and more with a deft hand and a keen eye. I loved, loved, loved it!
D.M. Domosea
Mar 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
An engaging science fiction read with lots of technology and found-family dynamics. It took me a while to grasp the space flight technology speak, but once I got it, I was able to settle in and enjoy the plot.
Rike Random
Nov 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: keeper-fiction
Why was I so excited to read this? I even went out of my way to get a copy. Oh, right, it's because the book has a pretty good rating and was tagged as queer scifi. Well, it wasn't really worth it?

Mostly I just felt like there was a lot of stuff missing - background, on the world, on the characters, on everything basically. There was no depth to this story, and for me every aspect of it fell flat - the political intrigue, the 'romance' (seriously, there was so little chemistry, I'm really unwil
Barbara Dunbar
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gravity's heir

I wanted Lena to be better but maybe her character is too human. With two romantic interests Lena is quite blase but still a kickass pilot.
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