In a race against time, Saahren must convince Allysha to set aside her conflicted emotions about him to help him prevent the coming conflagration. And perhaps while he's doing that, he'll win back the only woman he's ever loved.
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About the Author
She lives not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoys photography and cooking when she isn't bent over the computer. She has a degree in history and a background in building information systems, both of which go a long way toward helping her in her writing endeavors. Catch up with her on her website - http://gretavanderrol.net.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Interesting and lots of action. Some of the writing was not smooth but could still be followed.
The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy tells the story of Allysha Marten, information systems guru extraordinaire, as she takes off to a new mining planet with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Sean. One last job to clear his debts and she'll be free of his lying, gambling, cheating self forever. The conspiracy that she finds on this new mining world takes her by surprise, as does help from the new security officer, Brad Stone, who's really Saahren (the Iron Admiral) in disguise. Too bad Allysha hates Saahren and everything he stands for. The awkward romance that ensues is woven together perfectly with the conspiracy plot. In fact, the romantic elements of the story were my favorite parts. The description throughout the book is vivid and realistic, especially when describing the Ptorix, an alien race co-existing with humans, and their customs and architecture. Overall, fans of sci-fi romance and space operas are sure to find The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy an engaging and thrilling read. I can't wait for the sequel!
How to describe Iron Admiral? Sci-fi? Absolutely. Romance? Yep. Adventure? Another yep. This is a quick read (the kind you pick up...and then don't put down until done!), fast-paced with loads of action and changes and scenery. Iron Admiral is also cleverly constructed, the details of other worlds, politics and races woven throughout to create a synergy of backstory and tale that never feels contrived (I am somewhat in awe of that!). World descriptions are good, with everything the reader needs without resorting to huge chucks of words. The plot is excellent, from weapons trading and a nasty virus to the shenanigans of politicians and two races in conflict. I am very impressed by Greta van der Rol's writing style: she uses minimal words to say much and really pulls it off. Characters are believable. Allysha is a likable heroine and seriously clever. Saarehn is the kind of man we like to read about- strong and capable, but also enigmatic. The lesser characters are colourful, some downright dastardly- but we like that! I got to the end of Iron Admiral...and wanted to find out what happens next...and that is always a good sign. Can't wait to read the next one! Elaina J Davidson
'The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy' is what a proper SF story should be: high stakes interspecies conflict, plots within plots, action, adventure, technology to satisfy even the most discriminating'geek/nerd/lover of all things hi-tech', and-oh yes- a healthy dollop of romance thrown in. From the get-go the author grounds you in this alien 'Verse, providing vivid details that enhance but never overpower the plot or the action. The characters, the dialog, the politics-everything drives the action, often with a breathless, cliff-hanging vibe that makes this one of those books you'll find hard to put down. I do admit to being much taken with the very hot ex-Admiral Saahren, although the Systems Engineer Allysha Marten has her own very special charms. And there's her miserable sleazoid cheating husband, soon-to-be 'ex' if Allysha can manage to finish that one last job, pay off Sean's debts and declare herself free and clear of the miserable . Well, you get the picture. If you love conspiracies, if you love being surprised at the fascinating twists and turns that makes up an incendiary political climate, if you love learning about alien species . you will love this story. And if you crave a love story with a difference, then The Iron Admiral is for you. When I finished it I was ready to turn around and read it again.