The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy (Ptorix Empire, #1)

The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy (Ptorix Empire, #1)

by Greta van der Rol

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The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy (Ptorix Empire, #1) by Greta van der Rol

Reviewers Choice Award, Twolips Reviews Feb 2012. “Ms. Van der Rol has that unique ability to paint a masterpiece with words.”

"The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy is what a proper SF story should be."

"This book is a winner Science fiction action-adventure with a romance thrown in."

Peace in the Galaxy hangs in the balance.

Amid rising inter-species tensions, brilliant systems Engineer Allysha Marten takes one last job to rid her of debts and her cheating husband. On the mysterious planet Tisyphor she meets a security guard who wins her trust and her affection. Like her, he suspects that there's more to the operation on Tisyphor than reopening an abandoned mine. Together, they uncover a plot that threatens to plunge the Galaxy into inter-species war. As they scramble to prevent the coming holocaust, Allysha is horrified to learn that her new lover is ex-Admiral Chaka Saahren, the man the Ptorix call Chozhu the Destroyer, the man responsible for the death of her father, along with millions of other innocent civilians.

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016691893
Publisher: Greta van der Rol
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Series: Ptorix Empire , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 518,621
File size: 486 KB

About the Author

Greta van der Rol loves writing action-packed adventures with a side salad of romance. Most of her work is space opera, but she has written paranormal and historical fiction.

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 endeavours.

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The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy (Ptorix Empire, #1) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairly well written and an interesting plot line but the characters are not interesting - but have amazing abilities for people that act so silly. For someone who wants a "can do anything" heroine and a one-dimentional male hunk for love interest this may be an enjoyable read. Not my cup of tea. JC
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
?what happened to Jarrad...? He just disappeared...quite a few loose ends in this story. Many important happenings are just barely mentioned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your writing is excellent. Looking forword to more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I liked: Excellent world building, technology, and I love the non-human Ptorix - a concept underdone in the SFR I've read so far. I especially enjoyed the alien planet Tisyphor with its deadly fauna and interesting flora, and the almost poetic descriptions of Ptorix architecture, plus the complex, well-thought out politics and inevitable friction between two species (bearing in mind how difficult it is for human beings alone to get along with one another as it is). And while I didn't buy the hero's insta-love, nor that he was the notorious(?) Iron Admiral, he wasn't a jerk and he cared about her in a way that wasn't totally focused on having sex with her as soon as possible. What I didn't like: A bit disjointed and rough at the start, and I really didn't buy the main hero's insta-love for the heroine. I liked Allysha: a bit naive, a little bit 'helpless maiden' at times, but also a tech nerd and unassuming. I was also slightly disturbed by the hero's continued conviction that she would marry him eventually even when she was saying no. Love his conviction but found it rather stalkerish/obsessive. In conclusion: A book for those who like the ST/Firefly kind of SF with a romantic element, and providing the insta-love thing doesn't prove too big an obstacle. I would read them more for the SF concepts and the action than for the slightly less than believable 'romance' - the ending is more a dubious status quo than the HEA/HFN required to be a true romance. However, as this is only book one I'm assuming there's an overall romantic arc to the series to satisfy the romance fans by the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I expected. It contains murder, deception, intrigue, prejudice, love/hate and rejection. What can I say, just little bit of everything. No quick fixes to the problem the main characters are facing. You find a young woman betrayed by the man she married on several levels but she still helps him even when he trades her talents to save himself. She meets two other men she thought she could trust and they too betray her.. what's a women to do? The story moves along at a nice pace and makes you want to know what going to happen next. She will need to face some hard truths and decide what to do with her life.....it will not be what she expects. Her special talents will be needed again...