Sara's Review: Liquid Gambit by Bonnie Milani
Author Request/Kindle Unlimited
Released: October 12, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Length: 57 pages
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Death is never more than an airlock away for the denizens of Hell, the last deck before the Void on the last station in human space. It’s a place where justice is for sale and slavers hawk their human merchandise to the highest bidder. But to Rick, a scarred, bitter Lupan warrior, it’s home – or at least the one place in the known universe where he can ignore all the death warrants on him throughout the rest of the human Commonwealth. It’s someplace where a few drops of the most precious liquid in all of human space just might buy him a berth on the last ship back to his birth world. Until a mysterious, vaguely familiar woman walks into the dive Rick runs. And brings his deadly, ugly past in with her. Somehow Rick must unlock the secrets she carries. Because if he fails, he will lose far more than just his life.
Four Boundless Stars
I was asked to read and review Liquid Gambit in exchange for an honest review. The title is currently available on Kindle Unlimited.
I have never read anything by Bonnie Miliani, and Liquid Gambit is a part of her world she built in the novel Home World. I really want to go back and read it. Liquid Gambit is totally fine as a standalone; but I personally feel if I had all the backstory, I would have enjoyed it even more.
Rick is a genetically engineered, Lupine warrior. Think wolf man, with fangs, and talons like a raptor. He is pretty freaking “bad ass” awesome. A total apex predator who is on a personal mission to wipe out any slaver he finds; but he is tired and just wants to go to his home world. The only issue is the warrants and prices on his head, so he is stuck where he is, in limbo.
Then Emma stumbles into his life one day, and things that once seemed to be impossible for him, start to seem workable. In the form of precious liquid, that he happened to get his hands on; But life is never that easy and he has a choice to make. Save himself or help Emma…
Liquid Gambit was a futuristic thrilling adventure; with suspense so strong, I wasn’t sure what was coming next. I give it 4 stars. I really enjoyed it.