- nrlymrtl, 07/11/2011
This book invades my sleep and is my copilot on long car trips. I finished it three days ago and CAN NOT get it out of my head. And I don’t want it out of my head. I want the next book. I NEED to know what happens with the war and Jos and the Jets and the strits. Will there be more fighting? Will the interspecies relationships turn into a true treaty? What about Jos’s relationship with Niko, his old teacher? And the intergalactic pirates – when is someone going to catch them? And Slavepoint…what about Slavepoint? Will the kids be rescued or sold off or outright slaughtered?
My library card and I are going on a field trip tomorrow.Our goal: The second in the series.
Karin Lowachee has brought the scifi community an awesome space adventure full of danger, intrigue, trust, coming of age, and battle. The story is told through a young boy, Jos, who becomes a young man by the end of the first book, Warchild, of the trilogy. He is damaged, untrusting, sceptical, in emotional turmoil, and a most fascinating character. From the safety of family on a merchant vessel to the domination and pain of a pirate ship to an alien world, Jos is poised in a center of an on-going war in more ways than one.
I could go on and on about this book, but then this review would be just one big spoiler. Get your buts out there and read this book so I can go on ad nauseum.