A week ago, Lilliane woke up in a life-pod. Its destination? Earth itself. Because it's time to rebuild. It's up to Lilliane and the four other survivors of the New Edinburgh to reclaim humanity's ancestral home.
Today, the life pod arrived at Lady Diana--the lunar holding station that was once the luxury holiday destination for Earth's super-rich. It's supposed to be a good place. A safe place.
Today, Lady Di is a battlefield. Because while Lilliane and her friends thought they they were the only humans left, somebody else got to Lady Di first.
And he will stop at nothing to keep Lilliane from ever getting to Earth.
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First off, it's an easy read. And by easy, I mean the words flow so easily through my brain that it's not work to read. I finished this in just a few hours. It's a short work, too at just over 200 pages, and the print is a bit larger than many other recent works I've read. It's marketed as a novella, which is just shy of a full novel-length work. Which leads into my one criticism of the book: It could be longer. One or two scenes, in my opinion, could have been filled out just a fuzzy more. But don't let that stop you from diving in head-first and devouring it. I promise no plot-spoilers, but it's not easy. I want to tell you all how it starts with a "What the..." and ends with an "Oh, wow," and fills the pages between with more than one "I did NOT see that one coming!" I can guarantee your mouth will drop open when you get to the reason for the title of the book. It takes a lot to surprise me like that, but she did it. I think what I like the most is Abigail's sense of humor, a twisted, tongue-in-cheek kind of style that reminds me of a fluffy pink bunny riding a werewolf's shoulder and pointing at Elmer Fudd while screaming "There he is: Get him!" I should have expected this from Abigail, but with an imagination as lively as hers, it's hard to know what to expect at any given time. And in this case, that's a very good thing.
Let me start by saying I'm not a big Sci-Fi fan. This book, however, won me over. Tackling the often overused theme of Artificial Intelligence, this foray into that world takes it on quite successfully, delving more into the human interactions with, and the struggle of "Lemon" to deal with "his" abilities. The characters are fresh and without cliches or stereotypes. Alternately, they have just the amount of idiosyncracies to make them believable without going overboard. (There's no John Rambo here!). The character arc are well thought out and revealed slowly, the layers of the onions deliciously pealed. The plot is strong, with solid turning points and builds with power and intrigue until finally the final crescendo that is bound to the most jades reader. It also ends with an unexpected character/plot twist that makes you want more. In sum, I simply have to say "three thumbs up" to Abilgail Borders and "The Burned Bridges Protocol." Drew Fat
This great book is a human drama story with a science fiction background. Excellent reading, very smooth.