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Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach
Fortune's Pawn
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3.97 330
Devi Morris isn't your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It's a combination that's going to get her killed one day - but not just yet. That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn't misnamed:... show more
Devi Morris isn't your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It's a combination that's going to get her killed one day - but not just yet. That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn't misnamed: it likes to get into trouble, so much so that one year of security work under its captain is equal to five years everywhere else. With odds like that, Devi knows she's found the perfect way to get the jump on the next part of her Plan. But the Fool doesn't give up its secrets without a fight, and one year on this ship might be more than even Devi can handle.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316221115 (0316221112)
ASIN: 316221112
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 330
Edition language: English
Series: Paradox (#1)
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3.0 Fortune's Pawn
Devi is a mercenary whose life goal is to be a Devastator (an elite group that serves the king of Paradox). She signs up for a year of security work on The Glorious Foul because she'll get credit for 5 years and serve 1. However, all is now what it seems.I liked the writing and I thought the world i...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
4.0 Fortune's Pawn
Just the light romp I was in the mood for. Looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.5
Ooh that ending, this is SF with a sprinkle of fantasy, reminded me of Marion Zimmer Bradley and some earlier SF writers. Devi Morris is a mercenary with plans and training and now she wants more training and to find it she joins The Glorious Fool, where she might be able to get herself ahead quicke...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.5 Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach (it gets a bit ranty)
Series: Paradox #1 I really wasn’t sure what to rate this (I still haven’t decided as I write these words). The author started off as a fantasy writer and it shows. I think the book might be geared more towards fantasy fans that don’t mind reading stories in space. I wasn’t expecting too much from...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Fortune's Pawn
Well after an interesting though confusing start, I ended up just feeling okay towards the first book in this trilogy. I don't have enough interest to read books #2 and #3 and I think that's primarily because the world building was not that great and the characters were not very well developed. But ...
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