The battle lines have been drawn and the people of Russalka turn upon one another in a ruthless and unwavering civil war. Katya Kuriakova knows it cannot last. Both sides are exhausted – it can only be a matter of days or weeks before they finally call a truce and negotiate. But the days and... show more
The battle lines have been drawn and the people of Russalka turn upon one another in a ruthless and unwavering civil war.
Katya Kuriakova knows it cannot last. Both sides are exhausted – it can only be a matter of days or weeks before they finally call a truce and negotiate. But the days and weeks pass, the death toll mounts, and still the enemies will not talk.
Then a figure from the tainted past returns to make her an offer she cannot refuse – a plan to end the war. But to do it she will have to turn her back on everything she has believed in, everything she has ever fought for, to make sacrifices greater even than laying down her own life. To save Russalka, she must become its greatest enemy.
Publish date: November 5th 2012
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Russalka Chronicles (#1)
Katya’s World is a thrilling, action filled read that I enjoyed, but ultimately found lacking in character development and world building. Aside from the prologue that sets up the history and culture of Earthen expansion onto the watery planet of Russalka, the book is like a roller coaster ride that...
I actually enjoyed this book quite a bit, despite my criticisms. It was a quick and compelling read, and I liked the protagonist (although she tended towards the too perfect--a few flaws would make her a lot easier to relate to). What it was lacking, for me, was a lot more sense of place and culture...
For this review and more, come over to The Book Lantern. Sci-fi isn’t my favourite genre, for no other reason than perhaps the fact that I haven’t read much of it. Oh, I tried some Hamilton once, and I have some vague recollections of picking up Dune, but in terms of hard-core science fiction I have...
Review: Katya Kuriakova lives on Russalka, a distant planet submerged in stormy seas. On her first submarine journey as one of the crew, her sub gets hijacked by an official wanting a war criminal transported. After this, she gets taken on an adventure, getting involved in leftovers from a war again...
3.5 StarsKatya may only be fifteen but children grow up fast on Russalka and she has just received her adult ID card that allows her to start work as the navigator on her uncle's submarine Puskin's Baby. Her first journey should be an easy one, just a routine delivery to one of the colonies, but tha...