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Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say "NO!" And then to remember that she sort of promised to repay the loan. But she doesn't remember signing up to tangle with pirates and slavers over a space elf prince...

Book 1 of the Her Instruments trilogy is a rollicking space operatic adventure set in the Pelted Paradox universe.

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ISBN-13: 9781484996515
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2013
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 1,002,590
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Earthrise (Her Instruments Book 1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, held your attention
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book, I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. The author wrote a d book that kept me turning pages long after I should have been in bed and asleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a fun read if you like slightly whimsical sci-fi . I will buy more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago does this not have any reviews yet? Okay, so. I basically devoured this in a couple of sittings, giggling all the time (my spouse was less than thrilled about that, since I tend to read in bed while falling asleep) and now I'm going back and more slowly re-reading it to catch all the little things I missed the first time around. Still giggling at it, because oh my goodness there is some fantastic snark in the dialogue. Reese is sarcastic, tough, and prone to giving herself ulcers, her crew is loyal but argumentative, and the elf prince is very pretty and mysterious and annoying. If you like space opera or sci-fi adventures, you're missing a great story if you don't read this.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have liked to have given this book 4 or 5 stars. I would have liked to have read the 2 following books. Why? Because I loved the alien crew of the space freighter but I hated the whiny, mean, borderline stupid, emotionally stunted, closed off, bad tempered, diva-ish captain of the ship. Why did this fantastic crew of diverse aliens like her? work for her? follow her into danger? I kept asking myself that all the way through the book. I still haven't finished it, I'm 20 pages from the end and the captain did something so monumentally stupid her own small crew gave her what for and then she threw a hissy fit and pouted!?!??!! I don't understand how an author can write such great, fantastic, appealing, secondary characters, and then make the main one so unlikeable and off-putting? Anyway, I will finish the book, afterall I only have 20 or less pages and maybe the author will try to redeem the captain and explain to the reader some of the captains inexplicable behavior, but for me, it's too little, too late.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, kept my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminds me of scfi show firefly. Was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book and was left wanting more!
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Captain Theresa “Reese” Eddings barely owns the ship Earthrise. Being agoraphobic makes things interesting being stuck on a space ship and makes her difficult to deal with at the best of times. But she does manage to work with her crew enough to take jobs that keeps the ship in her name and a crew with her. Then a donor comes looking for payment in the form of rescuing an elfin alien prince that has been kidnapped and about to be sold to slavers. Reese agrees to save Eldritch and ends up on the run and hiding out trying to fix her ship. Reese has issues that make her a good and funny character yet at times so pig headed and difficult that I wanted to slap her. Because of this she finds herself and her crew in serious trouble numerous times. But if not for that, there would not be the action and trouble that she finds herself in. I absolutely loved this world, it is so well developed with all kinds of creatures that just enrich it. It was so easy to fall into this story and hard to put down, even when I got irritated at Reese. Over all this is a great sci-fi without being overwhelmed with science. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
egyptianspirit More than 1 year ago
Took me a little while to get into it but once the story picks up it immediately hooked me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually read space fantasy. This universe is extremely detailed, well thought out. There are so many different beings/ or people. It's an exciting story and I like that the main character is prickly and closed off. It would be interesting to learn why the benefactor chose to help her out years previous, and I hope romance is in the air later on. I will absolutely be continuing this series! My favorite characters are the sex crazed Harat-Shar haha. I like cats and find it amusing that they seem to proposition everyone. I received this book free for an honest review and all opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story that kept you involved every page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this! Good plot, intriguing characters, and highly entertaining dialogues. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just...amazing. I even learned a great new quote, "he/she would still chew his/ger foot off even after the trap was open!" A truly enjoyable ride, not a read, because a ride would describe the mundane, which this most definitly was not. Kudosand thanks to the author! DMB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was free by page 78 I have bought the other three
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sci-fi space soap opera? Nope, an engrossing creative delightful space adventure full of plot and personality! Thank you, and I have already gone back to the store for "More!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters. Good action.
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I really ended up enjoying this book. I wish there had been more of it, but I was gratified to see that there are several other books (either planned or out) that take place in the same universe. would love to see more exploration into just how the races spun off from humanity to go exploring. Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
KOrionFray More than 1 year ago
When I got my copy of Earthrise after having copy-edited Mindtouch for Hogarth, I was ecstatic. Earthrise promised me more Eldritch and more Pelted people and more interesting times in the space world. I am a firm believer in more. What I got was a distinct feeling of deja vu when I opened the book. It turned out I'd at least read a piece of the original online serial of Earthrise at some other point - possibly when I'd kicked the project - and had utterly forgotten. Luckily, my memory was that I was in favor of the book, and I kept reading. That is, my friends, the exact thing to do when you're handed a book. My father's rule of thumb was that if a book couldn't hook him in the first 100 pages, he wasn't going to waste his time on it. Lots of books to read - if it's not interesting, there are six more waiting to take its place. I'm of the same mind - and Hogarth, as usual - delivered. Reese Eddings, the captain of the wayward ship the book is named for, is a classic anti-narrator; she is gruff and rough around the edges and is a woman in a "man's world" and is willing to kick any man that says that to her right in between the legs. But she means well, and her crew knows it. It's a ragtag bunch on a ship that would have been junked by any other captain - but it's Reese's ship, and the Earthrise listens to her. The context of the book is simple: Reese went into debt, and was bailed out by a mysterious benefactor, who said they would call on her to repay in the future. Reese has been toodling on blissfully, hoping that day is far in the future, at the beginning of the novel - when she is contacted by her benefactor and forced to pay the piper. What she is given is the name of an Eldritch - Hirianthial Sarel Jisiensire. What she doesn't know, is who he is - or why he needs to be found, other than the fact that he's an Eldritch far from home. What she finds is a fight against slavers, pirates, the nature of her crew - and herself, more often than not, as she is faced with the utterly unknown. Characters like Reese have always fascinated me. It's exactly the type of character I love to write - the one that hates to let anyone get in, but undoubtedly has someone wheedle their way in so to find their much softer interior. Pairing a character that bristly with an Eldritch, the touch-espers who barely understand themselves (and they like it that way, thank you very much) let alone the rest of the world (and they like it that way)...and you get a kind of awkward and tense chemistry that keeps the most wary of readers intrigued. Every move is a time bomb; any altercation could be the last. Reese's crew knows that she doesn't really work that way - and for the most part, they're right - but no one knows about Hirianthial. No one knows the limits of the race whose limits are apparently set so far out, their planet is barred from the rest of the universe. And of course, Hogarth shows her finesse as a writer by not only making the central characters intriguing and engaging, but by surrounding them with a detailed and deep supporting cast. It's easy to let friends and colleagues fall to the wayside when your interest lies somewhere else, but Hogarth doesn't allow you to forget the rest of the crew. Sascha and Irine, the unflappable Harat-Sharii twin set with more to their history than either would normally ever let you see. Kis'eh't the Glaseah and Bryer the Phoenix, the more somber balances to the extremes of the twins, who pop up in the most unexpected places to help center Reese. And Allacazam, the Flitzbe that reminds yours truly of an exceptionally more useful (and less...prolific) Tribble who gives Reese a safe place to be herself. The second I heard a sequel was in the works for Earthrise, I'd started saving to held fund the Kickstarter. What Hogarth has done in this novel - and in most if not all of the rest of her work - is given a world filled with characters that the reader can't help but fall in love with. Her grasp on plot is firm, but never overshadowed by her work with character, and she makes them work so well hand-in-hand that it becomes difficult to see where one begins and the other ends. Wherever Reese and the crew of the Earthrise are going next, I want to be there as well. And if that doesn't make a good writer, I don't know what does.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this one, but I really disliked the main character. I'm all for independent female leads, but Reese was gruff to the extreme and very obtuse. She never grew as a character and she seemed completely oblivious to other people's feelings. The author created a very interesting world and several supporting characters were interesting, but I found myself cringing and becoming frustrated every time the lead interacted with the other main characters .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Welvome, Silverpelt. Starclan has spoken. You are a worthy med cat. I need your help now. I am part of anotherclan at little women res two. There is a very injured cat there. Call yourself 'a freind of Heropaw' and please help ash.