Saltation (Theo Waitley, #2)
Theo Waitley is a Nexus of Violence. Thrust mid-year into a school for pilots far from the safe haven of her birth home on scholarly Delgado, young Theo Waitley excels in hands-on flying while finding that she's behind the curve in social intricacies as well as in math. Her mentors try to guide... show more
Theo Waitley is a Nexus of Violence. Thrust mid-year into a school for pilots far from the safe haven of her birth home on scholarly Delgado, young Theo Waitley excels in hands-on flying while finding that she's behind the curve in social intricacies as well as in math. Her mentors try to guide her studies and training into the channels best suited to her special abilities and inclinations, including suggesting that she should join in the off-world studenty association, a plan resulting in mixed success. After a series of confrontations, fights, and ultimately a riot after which she is thanked for not killing anyone, Theo is named a "nexus of violence" by the school's administration. Facing suspension and carrying little more than a hastily procured guild card, a pistol taken from an attacker, and the contents of her pants pockets, Theo must quickly decide if she's ready to return to Delgado in disgrace, or launch herself into the universe as a freelance pilot with credentials she's already earned. The sequel to Fledgling, Saltation is the tenth book in the Liaden series.
Publish date: April 13th 2010
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Liaden Universe (#14)
5/5; 5 stars; A+I really enjoyed this book. It focuses on Theo's late teen years and her time at the piloting academy. The story is a delightful exhibition of the 'luck' that swirls around these blessed (burdened?) with the yos'Phelium genes. There are quite a few interesting developments in Th...
I always love to revisit the Liaden Universe. This story tells of Theo's coming of age. I enjoyed her adventures as a misfit at a piloting school. And her adventures in the greater galaxy after leaving school also showed her growth. While she doesn't consider herself a "nexus of violence" things do ...