4.5 stars; I am expecting great things from this series. It has a lot of potential. Everything you would expect from Aguirre, great story with awesome characters, not too descript, and we get all of the necessary info from dialogue - not from an info dump.
This is a spin off, so the spin character is Jael (pronounce J.L.)which I never knew in the original series - I always pronounced his name in my head: jail. But, I couldn't remember what he did in the Sirantha series...I remembered he was part of the crew they picked up along the way and he turned against the group. So, I will just tell you that he was March's ticket out of the insect prison. I don't think that is telling anything but it should jog your memory about his purpose in the Jax series. Jael took March's place in the prison cell so that the crew could make a getaway.
Well, once the bugs(Velith's clan) found out they had been tricked (with March's escape) they quickly sent Jael to a permanent home on the prison ship Perdition. Perdition is a strange maximum security prison - in that the inmates monitor themselves. Interesting, huh? So, the prisoners have divided into groups on the ship...Dred's clan is the one Jael decides to join once he gets there - or rather Dred gave him an offer he couldn't refuse. Pretty much join us or die...where have I heard this before? This book is centered around the Dred Queen, but it is full of action, of course Dred and Jael have a connection that Aguirre totally teases us with...good stuff here. Dred needs Jael to help her survive an uprising on the prison ship.
When we get back, provided we survive, you and I are having a long talk. He flashed her a cocky smile. I hope it's about our feelings. I have at least two. Possibly three. Does hunger count?
Do the two of you need anything else before we go? Her boot tapped against the metal floor, the only sign of her impatience.
A kiss for luck?
Basically, if you love Aguirre - you will love this story.
The only thing that loses a star; is the small world. Hopefully, the next book will expand their horizons. But, other than that one tiny detail - this is a must read. There is also a small mystery to solve.
4.5stars for me...I really enjoyed this story. And I know that I will love the second one as well...from what I can gather it will be based on revenge. And I love reading about revenge. The only part I felt could have been handled differently was... We didn't find out what the heck was going on until the last fifty pages! Come on...I like intrigue, but let's not go crazy with it. I was running scenarios through mynheadmthe entire time, I love guessing! Other than that one thing and one minor age pet peeve of mine, this was a wonderfully plotted story with a bunch of red herrings, great action scenes and a really good reveal. No cliffhanger. this is a great brain candy vampire book...
iis is a very solid start to the new spin off, of the sirantha jaxseries's. Sirantha is by far my most favorite series to date. In this perdition installment, jael is sentenced to life in prison. This prison is like no other. Perdition is policed by inmates...yes -inmates! So we are talking action packed scenes. Jael is recruited by the dred queen. He quickly finds his place in her court, and they have to fight to stay alive on the prison death star that issin desperate need of repair. Love all of the characters that are loyal to dred...lots of witty banter, a few red herrings, and a couplewell reveals. The one problem I had was the setting. THe prison is The only thing you are imagining...so the wow factor is somewhat low. But that is the only thing that I felt could have been improved upon...otherwise this is a great book.