Rebel Ice: A Stardoc Novel

Rebel Ice: A Stardoc Novel

by S. L. Viehl

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Two years ago, Dr. Cherijo Torin’s ship crash-landed on the ice-covered world of Akkabarr. Struggling to survive in the hostile landscape, she has no memory of her past. Now her husband Duncan Reever has finally located her—and he will stop at nothing to bring Cherijo home.
But Akkabarr is a world in conflict. Slaves forced to live on the planet’s surface are rebelling against their masters, the Windlords who rule from sub-orbital cities far above the harsh climate. And on this war-torn world, Duncan Reever will discover that his greatest obstacle to reuniting with Cherijo may be Cherijo herself.

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ISBN-13: 9781101563403
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2006
Series: Stardoc Series , #6
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 219,654
File size: 511 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

S. L. Viehl is the author of several novels including the Stardoc series, the Bio Rescue series, as well as Paradise Island, and Blade Dancer. She lives in Florida with her family.

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Rebel Ice (Stardoc Series #6) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cherijo disappeared into the depths of space, presumed a casualty of a skirmish between League and Hsktskt forces that resulted in the massacre of a whole Jorenian clan. But her husband hasn't given up - Reever's singleminded search has lead him to the ice-covered world of Akkabarr and right into the middle of a violent slave revolt.On the planet's surface, rebel forces are fighting back against centuries of tyranny - but the chance at freedom means little for their women in a society where the female sex is completely subservient. Only the skela, the dead handlers - outcasts and worse - are permitted any sort of freedom, and that by virtue of being completely untouchable.Cherijo may be on Akkabarr - but even if he finds her, will she ever be the same?Personality of your main character giving you fits? Need a way to explain a radical behavior shift? Traumatic amnesia - which conveniently doesn't extend to your character's basic skill set. Ah well, it's fiction, after all. Not my favorite installment due to the purposeful, but muddy attempts to mask characters' true identities. But an 'A' for the suspense factor.
katydaqueen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon the Stardoc series by accident, and have avidly read all of SL Viehl's books since. Cherijo Torin is a sympathetic character, and there is a depth of emotion that draws you in.It helped that her books are one of the few places I have seen my child's name in print: Konal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel was just that - novel. Viehl chose to keep us guessing as to which character was Cherrijo. I agonized over the rigors the women experienced, and Duncan's search. I wasn't certain how the story would progress, and that added a great deal to the emotional impact of the story. Those that like only standard happy endings need not bother reading this book, but for those of us committed to the characters, it is another arduous journey for Cherrijo, and another strong chapter in her eventful life.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Tried to follow the characters and keep all of the story in focus was not easy to do. Focus was not in this part of the series at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to get this book because the rest of the series I really enjoyed. It is really confusing about who's who and what's what, especially if you havn't read the others. My suggestion, read the series up to this, read the back of Rebel ice, and then go from there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so filled with names and words of jumbled consonants that the mind does the story. It is too totally different to be appreciated by this reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Cherijo Torin's ship crashes on an ice covered planet named Akkabarr. The royal and the rich live in suborbital cities, far above the icy climate, and untouchable. They grant food and other necessities to those on the planet as long as they obey. When Cherijo crashed, she sustained a major head injury. But we all know how hard it is for Cherijo to die. With the help of another rare healer, she survives, but has no memory of her past. Her husband, Duncan Reever, locates her after two long years. He vows to bring his wife home or die trying. Yet this must be done quietly because Akkabarr's surface people are in the midst of a rebellion against their masters above. ................ *** I am disappointed in this episode. There is not much real action going on. As for those medical emergencies that always seemed to entice those of us who work in the medical field, there are simply not enough. No gadgets that us wish really existed to help save lives. No strange alien beings with odd appendages to tantalize our imaginations. However, there are some fantastic and wild cats on the surface that seem to choose one or two humanoids to adopt, Cherijo being one of them. The book is worth your time to read, but far from the best in the StarDoc series. ***
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was captivating to the very end like her other star doc books, a bit confusing in the middle, but you still love the charactors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I aggree with 'loonigrrl' except I didn't even enjoy the beginning or middle. From the first page I was wondering, 'What the hell is this? Did I pick up the wrong book?' The changing POVs make the novel a mess and the main character that was so vital in the first novels didn't even make the book worth while because - she wasn't really in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've really enjoyed this series. The last couple haven't been perfect, but still, pretty good. I even took the time to re- read the first four before starting this one. Up until the last twenty pages or so I was prepared to give Rebel Ice 4 Stars because it was a fun fast paced, if somewhat different, book. Unlike the others in the Stardoc series, this one is not first person. Instead the viewpoint switches among many characters. I realize now after finishing it, that Rebel Ice (at least all but the last 20 pages) was enjoyable as an independent story. It actually didn't really feel like a Stardoc novel at all, it just had the same character names. As a Stardoc novel, it's a huge disappointment. Because of the amnesia, the character 'Cherijo' is never in this novel- so how enjoyable can a new book in the series be without the main character? What I found out: not very. I was so upset, I threw my book against the wall when I finished it. The twist ending felt cheap and the ending left me feeling so, well, betrayed, that I am not even slightly tempted into buying the next one. I honestly can't recall the last time I despised an ending so much. Save yourself some money and check it out from the library.
harstan More than 1 year ago
It has been over two years since Dr. Cherijo Torin¿s ship crashed on the Ice planet of Akkabarr. Because she was bioengineered to be near indestructible she survived but she has no memories of who she is or where she came from. The Iislegs live on the surface of the planet slaves to the Windlords who live in habitats orbiting the planet. The surface dwellers are dependant on their masters for food, shelter, and medicine and in return the Iislegs give them their women and whatever else they desire. of women and the skin of outsiders and other desires. --- Duncan Reever, Cherijo¿s husband, has not given up hope that his wife is alive. Using the identity of a League member, he is allowed to travel to the surface of the planet. It is never a good time to be on Akkabarr but it is even worse now. Led by Teulon, a Joren whose clan was destroyed in the incident that forced Cherijo to land on the ice planet, a rebellion is brewing. Duncan is hindered in his search for his wife by people who don¿t want him to find her but he is determined. Although he doesn¿t realize it, it doesn¿t appear there will be a happily ever after for them even if he succeeds in his quest. --- The latest Stardoc novel is full of action and political intrigue but the heart of the story lies with the characters who live in a cold world in every sense of the world and have a culture much different than that of earth. The societies of the Iislegs and the Windlords seem very realistic almost as if the author visited that world and decided to write about it. S.L. Viehl keeps her series fresh by always putting her protagonists in new realms. REBEL ICE is a terrific outer space science fiction novel. --- Harriet Klausner