Promise of Mercy

Promise of Mercy

by Kurt D. Springs




Deirdre watched as Marisa turned and looked at her. She was shocked when she saw the child in her enemy's arms. The Gothowan woman turned away to shield the child. Deirdre saw the child's face. The child was looking right at her. Her expression was more curious than frightened. Deirdre knew she could take the fugitive without touching the child. She reoriented her aim, and her finger began to tighten.

It is twenty-five years after the events of Price of Vengeance. Deirdre and her sisters have returned to their home planet of Etrusci after completing their training with the Finnian Shock Forces. Their homecoming plans are disrupted when their mother, High Priestess Celinia, and other leaders of the clergy are taken hostage and their father, Colonel Liam O'Connor, disappears. In their desperate search for their father, they discover that the Rebellion is secretly building weapons that could end civilization as they know it.

Meanwhile, Liam has been befriended by a Rebel war criminal, a woman Deirdre has sworn to kill. Will Deirdre cast herself into the role of judge, jury, and executioner, or will she discover the promise of mercy?

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ISBN-13: 9781680289701
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.84(d)

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Promise of Mercy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Cherylkochbooks More than 1 year ago
sondra kelly-green More than 1 year ago
Dark secret: I am not a science fiction reader. But having read Price of Vengeance I was eager to read Spring's second. With more intergalactic gadgetry than James Bond, unique character development and sustained character sympathy, Promise of Mercy draws you into the portal of Spring's rich and fully imagined universe. While the action sequences were breathless and suspenseful, I most enjoyed the interaction of hero Liam's family. The fact that Springs chose three young women to dominate the action is, I believe, a breath of fresh air in what I perceive as a somewhat misogynist genre. And dominate they do, along with their young brother Aiden, who has all the mood swings, adventuresome drive and competitiveness of a teen and a youngest child. The family members are so compelling and it so rings true that you could place the story, with a few adjustments, in any time or place. That attention to detail, the tiny character faults, which bring them to life, and the ultimate triumph of justice makes for a swift and satisfying read indeed. Of course as any good book does, Promise of Mercy keeps you imagining once you've closed its cover. If only Kia and Michael had followed their heart... but that may be for the next book, as well as the possibility of a relationship between an older Gayla and Aiden... But again, I don't want to second guess a writer who has made his mark and continues to please. The story lies in gifted hands and I'm eager for Kurt's next book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and was looking forward to spending more time with characters I love. Granted, I was a little disoriented at first, puzzling together all the new faces and sorting through the lesser characters I didn't quite remember from book 1, but by a couple chapters in I had my feet under me. This is not a hasty book, a fact I appreciated. I could take my time and enjoy it. In the end, I was extremely satisfied and came away nodding my head. A word to potential readers: This is deep Sci-fi. If you're a dabbler, this is probably not the book for you. If you enjoy futuristic societies, spaceship technology, and battle sequences, this book is the perfect fit. Content warning: War violence.
dwatson More than 1 year ago
25 years after a viscous battle was fought on the planet Etrusci there is a new conflict. Deirdre and her sisters have returned to their home planet after their training with the Finnian Shock Forces. They find that their mother, High Priestess Celinia, and other leaders of the clergy have been taken hostage, and their father, Colonel Liam O’Connor has disappeared. As they struggle to find their father, Deirdre finds evidence of a plot to start a new war and Liam has made friends with a rebel war criminal. Will Deirde kill the rebels or show them mercy. Promise Of Mercy by Kurt D. Springs is the sequel to Price Of Vengeance but it’s also a stand alone novel. I loved how fast paced this novel is and I liked it a little more than the first book for the simple reason that I was more familiar with the setting in this story. I liked the characters and the setting so much that it was nice to revisit it. The thing I liked the most about Promise Of Mercy is the world that Kurt D. Springs has created. Everything is described in great detail and I enjoyed hearing about how they use their dreams to travel and how their weapons work. I also liked the concept in the story of someone having to show kindness to their sworn enemy. Promise Of Mercy is a great Science Fiction adventure set in a world that resembles ours in several ways but is different enough that it feels totally original. This is a great book for anyone who likes a well told story in a fantastic setting.