Thursday, December 11, 2014

Undercity (Major Baahjan #1) by Catherine Asaro

Science Fiction

From Goodreads:

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.

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