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a fun story with a frustrated sex 'bot, a weere, and a werfle!
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2019
I totally enjoyed this story! I have to admit that I was definitely giggling at 6T9's name! Yup! A perfect name that describes his function! So, can 6T9, Volka, and Carl rescue Sundancer before it's too late?
While I have read this story out of order in the series, I still enjoyed the story and could pick up what was happening in regards to planetary politics. I read this story right after I had read Carl Sagan's Hunt for Intelligent Life in the Universe - and I was wanting to read more about the cute, loving werfle and his girl Noa. I was not disappointed as I had found a very different sci fi story with very unusual characters - and the circumstances that had thrown them together. (Noa is mentioned though much older, and we meet her brother Kenji.)
I loved the way Carolynn Gockel creates her worlds and depicts them so clearly that you can see them in your mind. Too, I love her characters 6T9, Volka, and Carl in the way they are fleshed out and fully developed - I definitely cared about them! I had hoped for their safety and the success of their mission. It was interesting to see the gradual growing of trust and friendship between Volka and 6T9 (can't help it, then name STILL makes me giggle!) as they face the dangers of being pursued by the Guards. The banter between 6T9 and Carl - made me laugh out loud at times!
I enjoyed this story and it was good as a stand alone story as the author added any necessary details we needed to understand the story from the series. When a story can be enjoyed this way, I feel the author has done an excellent job in filling in the gaps yet she keeps the story moving. It definitely satisfied my wish to read more about Carl, and I met some pretty amazing new (to me) characters as well!
Since I really enjoyed this story, I will be diving into the series from the beginning! Ms Gockel has become one of my favorite authors based on her Loki series - and she solidifies her position with her sci fi stories as well! Her writing makes her stories hard to put down. So, if you haven't read any of her work, start NOW! You will get hooked, too!