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I really had a lot of fun reading this book. The story was fast paced and imaginative and I found myself really wondering what could possibly happen next. This is the second book in Sean Danker's Evagardian series and I do think that this book will work the best for readers of the series since the history of the characters is such an important part of the overall story. It could possibly work as a stand alone but I don't think it would be quite as enjoyable.
The Admiral and Salmagard are going away together for the weekend. That should be a simple thing but it ends up being anything but simple. Before they can even get to their destination, they are kidnapped along with another pair, Diana and Sei. The kidnappers are quickly able to deal with the two women, Salmagard and Diana, but the men quickly prove to be a problem.
The Admiral and Sei are in a really bad situation. The kidnappers want to get rid of them but they keep running into obstacles. The men have no idea what is going to happen to them and they really don't have any kind of chance to fight back and free themselves. Meanwhile, the women are working to try to find them but always seem to be one step behind.
I really liked how this story was told. The alternating points of view worked incredibly well in this book. It was really exciting to learn what was going on with the Admiral and then to learn how Salmagard was doing in the next chapter. I kept wonder if they would ever be able to meet up with each other. I loved all of the imaginative settings in this story as they moved through space.
I really liked the characters in this book. The Admiral is still such a mystery but an interesting one. He is smart and resourceful but you never know what he might be hiding. Salmagard is loyal, tough, and refuses to give up. I really liked Diana in this story, maybe more than Salmagard. She is unusual but incredibly smart and works well under pressure. I didn't really get as much of a feel for Sei but since he couldn't speak for most of the book, I guess that is to be expected.
I would recommend this book to others. I had a whole lot of fun reading this book and ended up enjoying it just as much as Admiral if not a bit more. It was one of those books that really felt like it would make a great movie script. I can't wait to see what Sean Danker comes up with next!
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace via NetGalley.
I thought this book was a lot of fun. It was a bit different than Admiral but just as entertaining.