“Sometimes, everything that matters in our lives—everything that’s worth giving a damn about—comes down to one hour in one day. This is that hour of that day.” After eight months of peace, the war has flared up again, and Senior Lieutenant Loralynn Kennakris is thoroughly pissed off. On the walking-wounded list with a paralyzed arm and unable to fly, her superiors have dec“Sometimes, everything that matters in our lives—everything that’s worth giving a damn about—comes down to one hour in one day. This is that hour of that day.” After eight months of peace, the war has flared up again, and Senior Lieutenant Loralynn Kennakris is thoroughly pissed off. On the walking-wounded list with a paralyzed arm and unable to fly, her superiors have decided to give her a meaningless promotion and send her off with a diplomatic mission to Iona. For years, tensions have been ramping up between the Nereidian League and its increasingly powerful former colony. It’s the diplomat’s job to defuse them before they explode. Kris’s job is to act as the mission’s “military adviser”—which really means looking decorative, fetching coffee, and keeping her mouth shut. That is, until someone screwed up. Caught on the wrong side of a military disaster that threatens the League’s whole war effort and forced into a role she never desired, Kris knows she didn’t start this fight. But she’s sure as hell gonna finish it . . . one way or another....
|Title||:||Apollyon's Gambit (Loralynn Kennakris Book 4)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||530 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Apollyon's Gambit (Loralynn Kennakris Book 4) Reviews
This book offered way more than I could have hoped for and that’s saying something considering how amazing the other books in the series are.There’s so much more:- more romance, more sex, more politics, more adventure, more plots within plots.We get to see a completely different side of Kris here and I'm not just talking about how she navigates her relationship with Rafe. Kris needs to learn to cope with being on the walking-wounded list during a war but don't for a second think she's going to take a back seat. Just when I thought the authors couldn't possibly pull anymore tricks out of the hat they surprised me.I loved the colorful cast of characters. Min and Vasquez especially deserve a mention. Min makes me hoot with laughter at times and Vasquez is just what Kris needs at this time.I'm still a little pissed at the authors for the stunt they pulled but the ending went a long way to chill my mood.Loved it. Can’t wait for the next one!
I finished at 2 in the morning and all I can say is what a story. If you like military science fiction, this book has one of the most vividly described space battles ever put on page and excellent world-building and characterizations. Looking forward to the next installment!
This book didn’t start well, to begin with there is a Prologue that has no bearing on the rest of the book and is fairly pointless. The first chapter begins with Kris having emotional problems then the next hundred plus pages go back in time to show how she got into this state. Why write the story backwards?? Even worse is this backstory is boring and tedious. It is only because I really like Kris as a character that I didn’t give up at this point.Fortunately the rest of the book slowly improved and turned into a decent, if excruciatingly detailed Science Fiction story.
Slow startI'm not fond of protracted flash backs in most cases, so maybe it's just me, but I would have preferred if the book had just picked up where the last book left off and worked in a straight timeline - contracting time as necessary.The way it is now, the story doesn't really pick up until we get through the flash back. At which point the book finally gets to the style I liked so much about the prior books in the series.My other complaint is the amount of errors that slipped through the editing process. Numerous times some words in a sentence are in the wrong order, and a few times the wrong word was used (automatic spellchecker?).But if that doesn't bug you too much and you enjoyed the other books in the series, you will likely enjoy this one as well.