Her memories are blocked. Her freedom is gone. Her crime is a mystery.
When Ming Dalamani awakens from twenty years of suspended animation, she recalls only fragments of her former life: the life she led before she was arrested by the governing interplanetary corporation, Renasco, for a now unremembered crime.
Relocated to an alien world far from the only home she has ever known, Ming serves a powerful Renasco representative to repay her debt. But daily she lives with deadly threats from two men—the hideous mutant Zardir Huekk and the handsome, secretive musician Tieg Innig—who both want the same thing: information. Renasco-trained as a calligrapher in three dimensions, Ming begins to remember more: a clan, a mission, and interstellar piracy.
Ming must decide where her loyalties lie: with her powerful new employer, with a budding resistance movement… or elsewhere.
My thoughts: For the most part, I liked this book and the mystery that Ming encounters when she wakes up after being frozen in time for a crime she can't remember committing. Destine to a life of servitude before her memories are suppose to come back, she finds that she actually enjoys the job that Renasco has given her as a calligrapher. Encouraged to spy on those around her at her new home, she must decide who she can trust when she doesn't even remember who she is.
Over all, I enjoyed this story. The world building was quick and well done, though I felt like I was missing something in the story. I'm not sure if the world in this story overlaps some of the other books that Kathy has written, or if it was just me. That aside, I still enjoyed the story and characters! As I was getting towards the end, I thought that there was no way that the story was wrapping up, but it did so beautifully. If you like futuristic stories (or if you are wanting to see if you like them), then I highly recommend picking this one up!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Kathy Tyers is widely published in speculative fiction, including her award-winning Firebird series and two licensed Star Wars “Legends” novels, as well as a travel book, a writing reference book, and a memoir co-written for classical guitarist Christopher Parkening. Her messiah-in-space novel Daystar, fifth in the Firebird series, won a 2013 Carol Award, and her terraforming/genetic engineering science fiction novel Shivering World won the 2019 Christy Award for Visionary Fiction. At home in southwest Montana with her husband William Gillin, Kathy focuses on writing, teaching music, and freelance editing.
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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away the grand prize package of a still-in-box set of miniature toys that was released in 1996 to go with her novel, Star Wars: The Truce At Bakura, a signed copy of Firebird and One Mind’s Eye!!
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