Published by Tyche Books Ltd on Nov 8, 2013
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Format: eARC from Publisher
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Captain Luta Paixon of the far trader Tane Ikai needs to know why she looks like a woman in her thirties–even though she’s actually eighty-four. She isn’t the only one desperate for that information.
The explanation might lie with her geneticist mother, who disappeared over sixty years ago, but even if her mother is still alive, it’s proving to be no small task to track her down in the vast, wormhole-ridden expanse of Nearspace. With the ruthless PrimeCorp bent on obtaining Luta’s DNA at any cost, her ninety-year-old husband asking for one last favor, and her estranged daughter locking horns with her at every turn, Luta’s search for answers will take her to the furthest reaches of space–and deep inside her own heart.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I rarely read space stories, but after reading this one, I question why I don’t pick them up more often. This was an exciting adventure featuring a strong woman who wants answers to her missing mother, and her seemingly inability to age.
The characters in the story were very entertaining and complete. Luta is the main character, but is far from being the only relatable one. All of the crew members are fully formed, with unique personalities. Luta’s family members, her ailing husband and headstrong daughter, are two of my favourite characters. The three of them interact as a believably dysfunctional family in all its glory and messiness.
The adventure parts of the story are exciting and fast paced. The action is understandable and adrenaline filled, especially the chase and fight scene. It was everything I could expect from a space fight.
Overall, this was a fun and exciting story in a setting I rarely read. There is more to this story than just adventure though, with well fleshed out characters, and several intermingled, complex plots.