Honour's Knight (Paradox #2)
by Rachel Bach
What is it about:
Devi Morris has lots of problems - and not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either. After a mysterious attack left her short of 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 not looking for it this time, trouble keeps finding her.
She sees ghostly creatures no one else can, the inexplicable black stain on her hands keeps getting bigger and she can't seem to stop getting into compromising situations with a man she's supposed to hate. But when a deadly crisis exposes far more of the truth than she bargained for, Devi discovers there are worse fates than being shot - and that sometimes the only people you can trust are the ones who want you dead.
What did I think of it:
Another really cool read.
After reading the first book I just had to continue with book two to find out what would happen next.
And there's plenty of action and conspiracies in this book. I will confess I think book one was better, but that's probably because the stakes seem mighty high in this book. I usually like it better when things that happen to the lead character aren't world or universe changing.
But that grumble aside: I very much enjoyed this book. I loved getting to know a bit more about the alien races, and about some of the characters as well. And once the action starts, it's almost non stop. Devi stumbles from one sticky, life threatening situation in the next. Along the way she needs to decide who is to trust, and what things are the most important to her.
Again this book ends with lots of things still unresolved, and I'm eager to see if Devi can reach a happy ending in the last book in this trilogy, or if things are too bungled up for that. All in all a great story, and I'll be reading the last book soon.
Why should you read it:
It's a very entertaining, action packed SF read.