After all the shenanigans of the first three books, Reese moves into her new home, Rose Point, a dilapidated run down castle.
Gone are all the nasty people wanting to enslave, imprison and kill her and Hirianthial, and in their place she is given a castle full of staff, the new horses and dogs, plus some Eldritch peasants to Lady it over and win to her side, all while preparing for the winter holiday season and all the protocol and guests that that entails for her new status — not to mention her upcoming wedding.
Admittedly the plot may sound a little dull after the earlier books, but it actually works really well and it’s a really nice and enjoyable ending to this tetralogy, though technically it should be read before the “Epilogue” at the end of Laisrathera as the wedding comes after the events of this book.
All in all, this whole series is well worth a read.
This is a super good book and builds on the first two books perfectly: yeah, you guessed it, it all kicks off with the Eldritch.
It appears that when you get to book 4, A Rose Point Holiday, that it fits in just before the Epilogue at the end of Laisrathera, so you may wish to pause this book at that point and read the fourth book and then come back to the Epilogue: your choice, as always.
All said and read: great writing, great pacing, great characters, just all round good sci-fi with a nice hint of fantasy tropes courtesy of the Eldritch.
And as with the first two books, i’m going to dive straight into the next book, A Rose Point Holiday. I think it says a lot for a book series when you just pile straight through all the books without any inbetweenie reads.
I dived straight into this after Earthrise and just like Earthrise, i really enjoyed it.
This time we go off around the galaxy with our intrepid crew starting with a strange planet that breeds horses where Hirianthial is kidnapped (again) and because of complications from that we then have to go to the world of the Eldritch where we begin to find out what they’re all about and why they’re so secretive. Yes folks, lots of secrets, Queens, castles, nefarious plots and everything needed to spice it all up. It seems the Queen has big plans for Reese, but are Reese and the crew ready for the world of the Eldritch and is the world of the Eldritch ready for Reese and the crew?
All good stuff. These are big long books that really give value for money and, without pause, i’m diving straight into Laisrathera.
Super duper stuff.
If you enjoyed Firefly then this should be quite up your alley. However, unlike Firefly we don’t just have humans, we are set in a far distant future where humans have made genetically modified people mixed with cats and other creatures. So now we have cat people who can’t stop wanting to have sex with any humanoid that comes within sight, griffins, centaurs, advanced mind reading Elven types and other things besides — all on spaceships and stuff.
And there’s pirates and slavers and some nice police/military types that actually help normal people (it’s a strange future when the police/military types are actually helping the good guys).
A very good start to this tetralogy and i’m now off into the second book, Rose Point, for more fun adventures with our bizarre and wonderfully strange mix of crew mates.