In Which I Talk Paradox #2 More/Less in Time for Paradox #3

Guess who won another book from one of her fave authors? The same gal who’s finally getting around to reviewing that book for you, that’s who.

The Book: “Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2)” by Rachel Bach.

Genre: Science Fiction.

Honor's Knight

Blurb (as snagged from the back o’ the book): Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun easy-to-shoot kind either.

After a mysterious attack left her short several memories and one partner, she’s determined to keep her head down, do her job, and get on with her life. But even though Devi’s no actually looking for it – trouble keeps finding her.

She sees things no one else can, the black stain on her hands is growing, and she’s entangled with the cook she thought she hated. Now the mysteries she’s been avoiding are starting to find her, and as the stakes get higher, missing memories might be the least of Devi’s problems.

My Thoughts: No rest for the mercenaries! “Honor’s Knight” is an unrelenting ride that keeps the book’s heroine and readers alike questioning who’s on whose side, which side is which, and whether there’s anyone or anything Devi can trust besides her tricked-out powered armor (which is kind of one of my favorite characters, and it’s just a suit of machinery!).

It’s no longer just Devi’s career ambitions at stake, or even her own survival and increasingly overtaxed sanity. Whole galaxies are under a massive threat kept quiet by the powers that be, and the best shot at a weapon capable of saving the worlds may rest in Devi’s hands. …if only she knew how to wield it like she does her arsenal of guns.

The mystery deepens every step of the way, as does the danger, all of it running us full-tilt toward the climax – which, as of April 22, has been released in Book Three!

Rachel Bach certainly knows how to keep me in suspense, and how to keep me guessing. This is in no way a story that relies on the obvious. Even the romance, which you just know is going to work out in the end (…or which you hope is going to work out… We can only pray that Devi isn’t pushed to deliver a death shot to Rupert right between the eyes, because 1, she just might do it and 2, one might not be entirely able to blame her), swerves wildly from any kind of simple path. You wanna talk about “it’s complicated”? These two have it complicated!

And seriously: Who are the good guys?? ‘Cause just when you think you know who’s got the best interests of the universe at heart, you’ve got to wonder about both their motives and their methods. It’s all way more than Devi signed up for, but you can bet I’ll be signing up for the Paradox trilogy’s conclusion, “Heaven’s Queen”.

HSYRT? (Hey, Should You Read This?): If you’ve read Book One, I probably don’t even have to tell you. If you haven’t read Book One, then dude. “Fortune’s Pawn”. Get on that.

2 thoughts on “In Which I Talk Paradox #2 More/Less in Time for Paradox #3

    • ‘Tis indeed! I’ve yet to feel let down with anything I’ve read of Rachel Aaron/Bach’s. Came for the fantasy thief, stayed for the space mercenary. ;D

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