Thursday, December 11, 2014
Undercity (Major Baahjan #1) by Catherine Asaro
BOOK ONE IN A BRAND NEW SERIES by Nebula and Hugo Award Winner Catherine Asaro set in the world of her Skolian Empire universe. In the galaxy-spanning future, Major Bhaajan is a tough female P.I. who works the dangerous streets of Undercity.
Major Bhaajan, a former military officer with Imperial Space Command, is now a hard-bitten P.I. with a load of baggage to deal with, and clients with woes sometimes personal, sometimes galaxy-shattering, and sometimes both. Bhaajan must sift through the shadows of dark and dangerous Undercity—the enormous capital of a vast star empire—to find answers.
I look for any book released by Catherine Asaro and the universe she created for the Skolian Empire is one of my favorites. Undercity is a new series set in that universe. I loved the book and how Asaro tied it to the previous books in the series.
Undercity is filled with great new characters and several interlocking plots. Everything is set in a world that adds a new dimension to the world building in the Skolian Empire. There are three books in Undercity. Book One is a previously published novella that introduces Major Baahjan and the planet where the story is set. It is set in a time before many of the other books in the series. Each of the books that follow build on everything introduced in Book One.
Undercity is a well written interesting Science Fiction story. It will stand alone and is a good introduction to the Skolian Empire books for anyone who has not read the series. I look forward to the next book in the series and hope there be more than one.
Baen published Undercity by Catherine Asaro in 2014.
I received an ARC of Undercity from Netgalley in return for an honest review. I also purchased a copy when I bought Baen’s monthly bundle for Dec. 2014.