Sunday, August 12, 2012

Priestess of Eggstone by Jaleta Clegg


Priestess of the EggstoneScience Fiction/Science Fiction Romance/ Space Opera
Summary from Goodreads:
It isn’t Dace’s fault she leaves chaos everywhere she goes.

She didn’t know Belliff, the company who hired her to courier sensitive materials, is a front for the Targon Crime Syndicate. She finds out when she steps into the middle of a Patrol raid on Belliff’s offices. The Patrol and Targon both want her. But that’s nothing. Her copilot has an entire sentient species chasing him for stealing their god. The two of them set off on a desperate chase to get the Eggstone god back to avert war with the Sessimoniss while evading the Patrol and the Targon Syndicate.


But the Eggstone isn’t just any rock. The Patrol isn’t chasing her for the reasons she thinks. And Targon’s days are numbered.
First let me say that this is the second book in the Fall of the Altairan Empire.  I received a free ebook copy of Priestess of Eggstone on Library Thing.  I had started the book before I realized that Nexas Point was book one and I had not read it.  While this does function OK as a stand along I did wish I had read Nexas Point first.
This is Science Fiction like I like and so seldom find it today.  Dace is a great character.  She thinks on her feet, is great in any situation, and inspires the people around her.  Her co-pilot, Jerimon is nothing but trouble.  They do not really like each other but then by a great plot twist they become a love interest.  But then Tayvis, the love interest from Nexas Point, shows up and you have a get set up for fun and games.
The plot is great. There are two elements.  The first is the Targon Crime Syndicate and the second is the Eggstone.  Both keep the characters hopping.  Dace finds out being a Priestess is not all it is cracked up to be.  It is fun to see who she works around all of the problems and how all the characters rally around to support her.
This is one I have no trouble recommending.  Pick it up for a fun read.
Journal Stone published Priestess of Eggstone by Jaleta Clegg in 2012.

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