Thursday 1 December 2022

Alliance - A DNF


Alliance (Linesman #2)
by S.K. Dunstall

What is it about:
The lines. The soul of every ship. It was once thought there were only ten, but that was before an alien vessel appeared at the edge of space—before Ean Lambert heard more lines singing. Ean’s ways of communicating with lines is strange. But his abilities make him a valuable tool—or weapon—to command.
Captain Selma Kari Wang has lost everything—her ship, her crew, her legs. But the New Alliance of Worlds is not done with her yet. After they rebuild her broken body, they send her to captain one of the new alien ships, teaming her up with Ean, the only one who can understand the alien lines.
Kari Wang and Ean are poised on the threshold of discoveries that could change the world. But not everyone wants the New Alliance to control the secrets they uncover—and those who oppose won’t hesitate to do whatever it takes to stop them…

Why I did not finish this book:
I picked up this book in the charity book store as it sounded like it could be a cool SF read.

At home I discovered it was the second book in a series, but I've read out of order before, so I decided to dive in anyway.

And I really loved the start: Kari Wang sounded like an awesome heroine, and I was invested in what was happening to her... only for the book to switch to Ean after the first chapter.

I really didn't care for Ean, the politics he's involved in, or the gazillion people around him. Other reviews paint him as 'likable' I mainly found him boring. Finally after a lot of Ean blah over multiple chapters, there was a chapter about Kari Wang... and back to Ean,,, *yawn*

When the chapter after more Ean blah was from the viewpoint of yet another character instead of Kari Wang I tossed the book! 

Maybe if you read the first book you'll like this book, because apparently Ean is so very likeable and the first book is also about him, but he sure wasn't interesting to me.

Why should you read it:
Try starting with book 1

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