Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Review: Poisoned Pawn, The Fall of the Altairan Empire, Book III
Poisoned Pawn, The Fall of the Altairan Empire, Book III by Jaleta Clegg
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Space Opera
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of space operas, those who have enjoyed the series so far
Trigger Warnings: sexual assault, mental abuse, murder, slavery (sentient species, not just human)
My Thoughts: I want to start right out by saying I did not dislike this book. It was a perfectly readable book, and as part of a series I have enjoyed, I do not regret the time spent reading it. No, it's not that I didn't like the book; the problem is that it just wasn't that engrossing. The first book was hilarious—I laughed my way through it—and the second, while not as funny, was fast-paced and exciting. This book... I'm not sure. There wasn't the humor there was in the first two, and I just didn't feel any tension while reading it.
However, as always, the characters are well-done, and there is plenty of action and even a bit of romance: all the calling cards of a space opera. If you like space operas, and if you have read and enjoyed the first two books in the series, you'll want to see what Dace manages to involve herself with this time.
Random thought: After reading three books in the Fall of the Altairan Empire series, I still have no idea what or where the Altairan Empire is, or what these books have to do with its fall...
Series Information: Poisoned Pawn is the third book in the Fall of the Altairan Empire series.
Book 1: Nexus Point, read and reviewed October 2012, review linked here
Book 2: Priestess of the Eggstone read and reviewed October 2012, review linked here
Disclosure: I received an ARC copy from JournalStone through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer's Program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: Dace and Jasyn have everything they ever wanted—their own trading ship and freedom.
Their only issue, regulations require a second pilot and the only one available on Viya Station is a little too perfect for Dace's comfort. But his credentials check out and everything seems fine.
Until Dace disappears and Jasyn learns the truth.
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