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(The Firebird Chronicles – Book 1)
by T.A. White
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle, Paperback and Audio
Down & Dirty
Melding the mind bending qualities of a delightful Science Fiction with the fast paced action of an Urban Fantasy, this novel slams on the scene and demands attention.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
The war everyone thought was over is just beginning.
Kira Forrest is a survivor. She’s risen above the pain of her beginnings to become a war hero only to leave it all behind in the pursuit of a simple life. Now a salvager, she makes a living sifting through the wreckage of dead alien ships from a war that nearly brought humanity to its knees.
After her ship takes damage, she’s forced to re-route to a space station where her past and present collide with dangerous consequences.
Kira’s existence holds the key to a faltering peace treaty with the Tuann—a technologically advanced alien race who dislikes and distrusts all humans. Winning her freedom should be easy, but a powerful and relentless Tuann warrior stands in her way. Deceiving him seems impossible, especially when he strays dangerously close to secrets she struggles to hide.
Can Kira reconcile the pain of her past with the possibilities of her future? The fate of two races depends on her success.
Thoughts on Rules of Redemption
4.5 rounded up
I have a love/hate relationship with Sci-Fi, but this one sucked me right in! It’s action packed, with a strong female main character, mystery, a hunky maybe love interest, a living AI and enough political machinations to drive the complex plot ever forward. Well written with little fluff, it embodies the heart of a science fiction with the soul of an Urban Fantasy.
Humans both loved and hated their heroes. They liked nothing better than to watch them fall from grace. (28%)
Himoto had once called war ninety percent boredom so extreme you’d do anything for relief and ten percent sheer, unrelenting terror. (83%)
- Very Well Written.
- Unique plot and world building.
- Well edited.
- Her past is taunted and hinted at through the novel, but not fully revealed.
- It’s flat out exciting!
- I adore Jin…. I can’t wait to read more about his story!
- Certain character actions do not make sense to me, but it is what it is.
- The Cover is messing me up – her hair is NOT described that way!
Third Person, limited multiple POV
Upper YA (though this is not a YA read, just that upper level readers can enjoy it)
M/F – though romance is not the main focus here.
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Rules of Redemption
Fantastically wrought and highly inventive, this is a Science Fiction suitable for those that normally do not venture into that realm, along with life long fans of the genre.
Published March 7th, 2019
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? How about other books by T.A. White? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!