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Fortune's Pawn

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Very entertaining book. The main 1st person narrator character i

Very entertaining book. The main 1st person narrator character is a bit heavy on the mental chatter and seems to be considering both sides of everything all the time. Also a bit too focused on ridiculous crushes for a hardened mercenary and  a bit unrealistic in terms o...
Very entertaining book. The main 1st person narrator character is a bit heavy on the mental chatter and seems to be considering both sides of everything all the time. Also a bit too focused on ridiculous crushes for a hardened mercenary and  a bit unrealistic in terms of a hot chic putting effort into picking guys up which a real hot chic would know is ridiculously easy. 
The hard drinking also seemed very superficially handled kinda look at me I'm a drinker without any mental traits of a alcoholic. Also, the book eventually seemed very predictable in terms of action. The ending was also a bit of a typical series didn't really resolve anything type of ending but need to buy the next book type of thing(which if it's like a typical series won't resolve anything). 

But still a very good space opera type book from a unique perspective of the red shirts. 

posted by attorneydavid on December 8, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Worth the chance

The story starts slow, but has interesting twist and a building mystery. This is a very sci-fi story with made up crestures, and has a love twist but the main character is a likeadle meathead, which is kind of fun. You typically don't see woman naming their weapons......
The story starts slow, but has interesting twist and a building mystery. This is a very sci-fi story with made up crestures, and has a love twist but the main character is a likeadle meathead, which is kind of fun. You typically don't see woman naming their weapons....

posted by loose_urself_in_a_fantasy on December 30, 2013

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  • Posted January 30, 2014

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    Having just finished Fortune¿s Pawn, I must admit the first thin

    Having just finished Fortune’s Pawn, I must admit the first thing I did was go pre-order the next book in the series. This book was amazing, but a few things you should probably know in advance: Do you like books like Warhammer 40k? You will like this book. Do you like Starcraft? In any form? You will like this book. What about books that have a kick ass heroine who is capable and emotionally complex? Yeah, you will like this book. Rachel Bach creates an exciting, interesting world; that I was enthralled with from the beginning. I was very sad to see the book end. It did have a good, complete ending; but I can’t imagine anyone reading to the book’s completion and not wondering what happens next.

    The book is well paced and never let’s the reader completely relax for too long. The characters are so interesting and mysterious that knowing about their back stories is as interesting as finding out more about the story. There is so much to love in Fortune’s Pawn and I would have to say that the only thing I didn’t like about it was that it ended. I could have easily read another thousand pages and been happy. I’ve read so many middle of the road or just plain terrible books lately that a book like this makes me remember why I love Science Fiction and why I started doing this in the first place.

    Now that I’m done gushing, go out and buy this book. You will be glad you did, in fact, pre-order the next book while your at it. Because you won’t be able to stop with just one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    I don't usually read Mil-SF. In fact, I actively avoid stories w

    I don't usually read Mil-SF. In fact, I actively avoid stories where HeMan goes out to save the galaxy with his loyal team of cloned sidekicks. Thankfully, this book is none of those stories. While Devi Morris is a mercenary woman soldier, complete with mercenary habits like drinking and sex, she is also smart and curious. Moreover, she's on a ship full to the brim of dangerous mysteries, each with that lovely SF sense of wonder about them. Pardon me while I race off to buy the sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Amazing

    Fast paced! Love it! Cant wait for the next books!

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    Posted December 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    I loved this book and can't wait 'til February brings #2 in the

    I loved this book and can't wait 'til February brings #2 in the series.

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