Sunday, February 16, 2014

Honor’s Knight Book Review

Honor’s Knight

Rachel Bach

Orbit Books


Pub Date   Feb 25 2014

5/5 Stars


       Honor’s Knight is the sequel to the excellent Fortune’s Pawn.  Which was one of my favorite books of last year.  This book continues the story right after the end of Fortune’s Pawn.  Which as always is appreciated.  I love sequels that start right where the previous book left off.  The overall story of the Paradox series is not exactly what I would call one that if told to me as a plot I would enjoy.  In fact, I probably would have never picked up the first book without knowing something about the author and reading about her.  But as usual my expectations for the series have been blown away by this book.  It’s a page turner and by the end you feel pretty defeated that you can’t just open the third book and continue reading.  That is one of the things I love about Rachel Bach’s writing.  She makes the reader commit so much to the story that you really can’t get enough by the time it’s over.  This is one of the reasons that Paradox is one of my favorite series out there today and certainly why Rachel Bach is one my favorite authors.

        I think this fast paced style of writing is pretty rare in Science Fiction as a whole.  And this fast pace and action packed writing is the main reason that every time I finish a Rachel Bach book I go out and pre-order the next one.  If you even like Science Fiction, you should give this series a try; from the beginning with Fortune’s Pawn.  If a reader would start here they wouldn’t be lost so much as lose out on important nuisance and detail that they would gain from reading the first book.

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