Honour's Knight Paperback
by Rachel Bach
Part of the Paradox series
Devi Morris has lots of problems - and not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either. After a mysterious attack left her short of several memories and one partner, she's determined to keep her head down, do her job and get on with her life.
But even though Devi's not looking for it this time, trouble keeps finding her.
She sees ghostly creatures no one else can, the inexplicable black stain on her hands keeps getting bigger and she can't seem to stop getting into compromising situations with a man she's supposed to hate.
But when a deadly crisis exposes far more of the truth than she bargained for, Devi discovers there are worse fates than being shot - and that sometimes the only people you can trust are the ones who want you dead.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 25/02/2014
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780356502366
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Review by superant
I enjoyed Honor's Knight somewhat more than the first book in the series. But this book is a bit darker than the first. Devi finds that no one around her can be trusted. This story dwells on important life questions. What compromises should we be willing to make to do the right thing. Surely it is right to save people's lives. But are multiple lives worth ruining one or two lives. Is it right to hurt some people to help others. Can we love people who betray us. And can we understand when others make these decisions differently than we would.Of course a reader could ignore all the big important questions and just enjoy the fight scenes. There are many satisfying violent incidents when people think they have Devi surrounded, disables, outnumbered and helpless. They are usually about to have a big surprise. Devi is the most bad-ass armored infantry solder I have ever come across in years of science fiction writing. Devi often gets into difficult and almost impossible situations. Devi does not seem to be built to give up, give in, or be the sweet weak woman.It is amusing to see people who want to capture Devi keep returning to try again, will more and more men and heavier and heavier equipment. She fights aliens, psychics, super augmented human fighters and even god like aliens. As soon as the 3rd book was available for pre-purchase I logged in and got it.I look forward to finding how Devi's story is resolved. I want to know how the betrayals can be forgiven or overcome. Who can Devi trust and can she keep her promises. It seems like if Devi is true to herself all humankind will die, or if she makes a different decision, people who depend upon her might die. An interesting read. To enjoy this book, I think you need to enjoy military fiction. There is a lot of small ground based and ship based combat. Give it a try.