Thursday, February 07, 2013

Must slow down my reading?

Don't think so :D

Review of Lt. Leary, Commanding by David Drake
BLURB:Lieutenant Daniel Leary of the Republic of Cinnabar Navy commands the corvette Princess Cecile; his friend Signals Officer Adele Mundy has the latest in spy apparatus and the skill to prowl the most tightly guarded database. All they lack are enemies, and fate is about to supply that in abundance! A hostage uses the Princess Cecile to regain his freedom—and his throne! An ally intrigues with enemies of Cinnabar—knowing the plot can only be safeguarded by destroying the Princess Cecile! A pirate chief joins in a cut-throat battle with a rival—and the Princess Cecile is a pawn! Daniel, Adele, and their crack crew must battle bureaucrats and traitors, the winds of a barren desert and the strains of a voyage never before attempted. If they succeed at every stage, their reward will be the chance to fight another enemy: one which can blow them and a hundred ships like theirs to vapour!
My Review: Another wonderful military adventure by Mr Drake. This one was full of twists and turns and as action packed as I could have hoped for. Mr Leary is becoming as interesting to read about as Honor Harrington or Miles Vorkosigan, my all time favourite heroes of space adventures.

Unlawful by Jessica Freely
BLURB:In a world where being gay is unlawful and slavery is legal, two men fight for their lives, for their desires, and for justice. Larke is a corporate lackey with a secret. Brode is a freedom fighter on the run. Each spells trouble for the other, but the passion between them will not be denied, no matter what the risk.

My Review: I received this book from the author in return for an honest review, so here it is:
This is a companion story to His Own Devices but you don't need to have read it to enjoy this story. For such a short story Unlawful was packed full of excellent world building and a very hot storyline. The main couple are fully rounded individuals and the fast relationship actually makes sense within the context of the storyline. It truly deserves all the praise I've read about it.

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