Sunday, May 31, 2015
Earthrise (Her Instruments #1) by M.C. A. Hogarth
Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say "NO!" And then to remember that she sort of promised to repay the loan. But she doesn't remember signing up to tangle with pirates and slavers over a space elf prince... Book 1 of the Her Instruments trilogy is a rollicking space operatic adventure set in the Pelted Paradox universe.
You really have to look a gift horse in the mouth. Reese Eddings took a loan that is now putting her ship the Earthrise, her crew and herself in danger.
I loved the characters in Earthrise. Reese Eddings is at the center the story. She has a lot of internal problems that play out throughout the story. Her mixed race crew is full of interesting people. I loved the pelted ones. They added a lot of humor.
In spite of the danger at the heart of the story this is a slow moving story. Hogarth takes the time to build a complicated world with interesting characters who have a complicated back stories. The tension in the story starts at the beginnings and stays at a high level throughout the book.
This is book one in a series. All are out so I don’t have to wait to read the next book.
Create Space published Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth in 2013.
I received an ARC of Earthrise from Netgalley in return for an honest review.