Sunday, June 4, 2017

#Review: BEHIND THE THRONE by K.B. Wagers




  4 of 5 stars

This book is not really SF, but it is an exciting read nonetheless. Told from the first person-of-view, Hail Bristol is a gun-runner who's made a name for herself in the galaxy as a badass, but she's actually a runaway princess from Indrana. Although branded a coward by her home world for fleeing, Hail left to search for the man who killed her father. When she's physically dragged back to Indrana, she finds out that her sisters and niece have been assassinated and her mother is drowning in dementia. The rule as Empress of Indrana falls to her, but she goes to it kicking and screaming.

I loved the snarky banter between Hail and her Bodyguards, most especially Emmory. I had figured out early own who was involved in the coup, but there were some surprises left I didn't see coming. The action is mostly Hail trying to survive attack after attack. The story moves along at a fast pace and Ms. Wagers had written a fascinating heroine--her doubts, her ambition, her loss and her grief. I'm definitely interested in reading the next chapter of this series.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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