Whether you love Bujolds A Civil Campaign, McCaffreys Dragonriders of Pern series, or classics like The Prisoner of Zenda, you owe it to yourself to grab Partners in Necessity. Youll see why Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have gained devoted fansMoreWhether you love Bujolds A Civil Campaign, McCaffreys Dragonriders of Pern series, or classics like The Prisoner of Zenda, you owe it to yourself to grab Partners in Necessity. Youll see why Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have gained devoted fans since the first three Liaden novels (collected here) first appeared- they helped bring the series back with the publication of Plan B 11 years after its debut.
This is swashbuckling space opera at its finest, a blend of adventure, romance, humor, and terrific world building. Meet Priscilla Delacroix y Mendoza, betrayed and stranded on a backward world by the Liaden trader she served as cargo master. Fortunately, another Liaden ship, Dutiful Passage, makes orbit and she applies for work.
The captain, Shan yosGalen, also has accounts to settle with Priscillas former employers, and among Liadens, revenge is something of an art form. Conflict of Honors is their story. In Agent of Change, Val Con yosPhelium, Shans cousin and foster brother, comes to the aid of Miri Robertson, former mercenary and bodyguard, whos being hunted by an interstellar crime cartel. Once a First-in Scout, hes become a spy for Liad, programmed to play the odds ruthlessly. Hes just committed a murder. They flee together, aided by Edger, an alien shaped like a turtle.
His four-hundred pound bottle-green frame is impressive to the Clans of Men, as are the beautiful, deadly knives of his people. Hes considered a bit hasty by colleagues, but his appreciation of music is keen and he regards Val Con as a brother. In Carpe Diem, the stories of Val Con and Miri, and Shan and Priscilla come together and the story of Clan Korval, to which Shan and Val Con belong, unfolds further.Once youve sampled Lee and Millers Liaden Universe, youll be delighted that Plan B and Pilots Choice are available now, with I Dare still to come.
Join SF and fantasy writers from Anne McCaffrey to Barry Longyear in badgering them for more. --Nona Vero