Before I give my review on this, I have to say this is so out of my comfort zone, not something I would normally pick up and read, as I don’t really have a lot of interest in Science Fiction. But sometimes we have to just step out of the comfort zone occasionally and try something new.
The story is told by two main characters, Kathy masters and Cindy, they are being interviewed by a journalist after their adventures on the Rapier. Where initially Kathy had been abducted and then used to raise the adopted daughter if the crew of the Rapier. But is Kathy up to the job of raising Cindy.
Kathy had been about to embark on the journey of a lifetime, taking photographs of plant life on a newly discovered planet. What she hadn’t expected was to be a prisoner of space pirates, but over time nine years, she became one of the family.
There are some great characters, with real emotion, not something I expected for some reason in a sci fi novel, not really sure why. There is conflict, some great space battles, the usual baddies you expect, some fantastic alien species, I have to say the author has this wonderful imagination, it all draws you into the story.
This is not just about aliens though, it is about pirates with a difference, these pirates don’t reign the seas, the Rapier flies among the stars, planets and galaxies. There are gun fights, sword fights, battles between ships.
The world building in this story is unlike any I have seen before, I hadn’t expected to enjoy this story, but I did, it is well written, covering so many different genre’s, this it isn’t just science fiction. The story flows well, immersing you in it from the first page as Kathy is struggling to make ends meet, as her monies have been confiscated.
If you enjoy science fiction give this one a go, you won’t be disappointed, but even if that’s not your normal read give this book a chance, you may be surprised as I was.
I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ well written, full of great imaginative characters, plots. It’s difficult to say much more without giving the plot and story away, which would then spoil it for other readers.
Thank you to R.A.Correa for a copy of this in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.