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deirdre....in my free time

Always looking for my next book hangover. Give me great characters with a surprisingly original plot and you got me . . . Throw in action, some romance, and a twist and I am sold . . . .

Great sequel!!

Scorpion  - Aleksandr Voinov
5 stars.
i hid in my office for hours this morning so i could read the rest of this!!!!!
i may explode waiting for the sequel . . . 

if you loved #1, this is AWESOME!! if you haven't, GET GOING! 

this is a great follow up for the first one!
some thoughts . . .
kendras . . oh kendras . . . growing up sucks. facing responsibility sucks. hoping you made the best decisions possible, but i cannot know that UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK!! not too bad of a cliffhanger, but enough that i will be reading book 3 upon release.
trust. hoping kendras's trust decisions are right. it is like playing chess without seeing the opponent's moves.

adrastes . . . damn it, i hope you have a plan because i am not to happy with your right now! selfish :grumbles:
i know kendras only looked at you via rose colored glasses, but please do not be the bastard i think you actual are!!!! 

great characters.
great story arc.
great actions scenes ... yes, those too! such intensity to the action. i found myself switching back to the map to see what was happening, how the places are related. heart pounding intrigue.
great cast of characters.

(view spoiler)

i like how completely in kendras' head i felt...like i was watching him struggle with decisions and politics. 

females. damn, this author wrote some good ones here. more than one good one!!! not just a token either. yes!!

ok. immediate reread starts tonight as i know i read a bit too fast today and need to go back for more details . . . 


I reread the second half already!
I was looking for details as I tore through the second half at too great a speed.
What struck me this time is how well the author wrote a multitude of races, a multitude of sexual orientations, AND a multitude of gender identities in ONE book. Seamlessly. I wanted to focus on the Ambassador from Jaishani, a bigender powerhouse of a character!!! 
Damn, this was good.