Dali by E.M. Hamill 4*
BLURB: Dalí Tamareia has everything—a young family and a promising career as an Ambassador in the Sol Fed Diplomatic Corps. Dalí’s path as a peacemaker seems clear, but when their loved ones are killed in a terrorist attack, grief sends the genderfluid changeling into a spiral of self-destruction.
Fragile Sol Fed balances on the brink of war with a plundering alien race. Their skills with galactic relations are desperately needed to broker a protective alliance, but in mourning, Dalí no longer cares, seeking oblivion at the bottom of a bottle, in the arms of a faceless lover, or at the end of a knife.
The New Puritan Movement is rising to power within the government, preaching strict genetic counseling and galactic isolation to ensure survival of the endangered human race. Third gender citizens like Dalí don’t fit the mold of this perfect plan, and the NPM will stop at nothing to make their vision become reality. When Dalí stumbles into a plot threatening changelings like them, a shadow organization called the Penumbra recruits them for a rescue mission full of danger, sex, and intrigue, giving Dalí purpose again.
Risky liaisons with a sexy, charismatic pirate lord could be Dalí’s undoing—and the only way to prevent another deadly act of domestic terrorism.
My Review. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. As a huge science fiction fan it always pleases me to come across a story that truly epitomises the concept and this one does. It has all the trademarks of a science fiction epic with aliens, spaceships, intrigue, action. . . I could go on but then I'd start giving out spoilers. Suffice to say if you want to read a book full of great world building, a plethora of interesting and unique aliens, heart stopping action, and a hero that shines from the pages, then this book is the one to get. I just hope the author doesn't take too long to write another story in this universe and, if I am truly lucky, it will be about Dali again *Hint, hint, Ms Hamill* I truly loved this hero.