Monday 3 October 2011

The Royal Scam - Book Review

The Martian Alliance 1: The Royal Scam
by Gini Koch

ebook, short story

What is it about:
Things aren’t what they seem to be when Princess Olivia of Andromeda jumps aboard a spaceship to escape a loveless marriage.

Join the crew of the Hummingbird as they take on the rich, famous and sleazy of the galaxy. They're also on a long-term secret mission, so it's a good thing they're the best con artists, spacers, and roughnecks in the Milky Way, because they need all their skills to pull off this particular Royal Scam.

What did I think of it:
A more than promising start of a new SciFi series.

Koch's writing is breezy, funny and witty as always and in this short story full of action, intrigue and cool aliens she shows once more she's a master at storytelling and world building. Although a perfect stand alone as well, this story is full of promise as to the upcoming stories in this series and I can't wait to learn more about all the cool characters that are introduced in this story.

As always with books by Gini Koch there's only one negative thing to say: I finished it much too fast and now I'll have to wait again for my next fix ;-)

Why should you read it:
Con Artists in Space!

Buy this story from Musa here


Katie Dalton said...

Gini rocks!!!! An awesome writer and an awesome tasty review you wrote up. xoxo

Unknown said...

Sounds great Sully, you really whet my appetite, can't wait to read it! :-D