Early Review – Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) by Rachel Bach

February 7, 2014 Bonnie Adult, Book Reviews, Early Review, Read in 2014 10 Comments

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early Review – Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) by Rachel BachHonor's Knight by Rachel Bach
Series: Paradox #2
Published by Orbit on February 25th 2014
Pages: 374
Genres: Romance, Sci-fi
Format: eARC
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Also by this author: Fortune's Pawn, Heaven's Queen

four-stars

The rollicking sequel to Fortune's Pawn -- an action packed science fiction novel.

Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either.

After a mysterious attack left her short several memories and one partner, she's determined to keep her head down, do her job, and get on with her life. But even though Devi's not actually looking for it -- trouble keeps finding her. She sees things no one else can, the black stain on her hands is growing, and she is entangled with the cook she's supposed to hate.

But when a deadly crisis exposes far more of the truth than she bargained for, Devi discovers there's worse fates than being shot, and sometimes the only people you can trust are the ones who want you dead.

Paradox Series

Fortune’s Pawn (Paradox, #1) {PurchaseMy Review}

In the final moments of Fortune’s Pawn, Devi discovers that Caldswell is not all that he appears to be and is actually a leader of the organization known as The Eyes, which are responsible for ridding the solar system of planet destroying phantoms that no one is aware of. Except she doesn’t remember anything because Caldswell performed a memory wipe on her and not only does she not know who he truly is but now every time she looks at Rupert she develops an unreasonable repulsion towards him. Intent on moving on from the attack that took her memories, she begins to focus solely on her job again but problems continue to arise. The glowing bugs that no one else can still and the mysterious dark stain that spreads across her body are issues but it’s becoming more and more clear that she doesn’t have a single person she can trust anymore.

Much of Honor’s Knight is spent in a state of confusion as Devi attempts to recall recent memories that constantly evade her. Despite her mental handicap, Devi never fails to be as fearless as we’ve come to expect from her, even more so when she’s struggling for her very own survival. It seemed like there were fewer action scenes than in Fortune’s Pawn as there was slightly more focus on world-building but the action we did see was still fierce and explosive making for yet another incredibly intense read. What I touted about Fortune’s Pawn being sci-fi lite wasn’t exactly the case with Honor’s Knight. However, by this point I’m so immersed in this world and completely fascinated by Devi that I really enjoyed the added details and the expansion that went on in this installment.

The revelations are non-stop in this incredibly exciting second installment in the Paradox series. You won’t find a hint of middle book syndrome, nor as brutal of a cliffhanger as the one in Fortune’s Pawn, but you’ll definitely be left antsy for the final installment.

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10 Responses to “Early Review – Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) by Rachel Bach”

  1. Lauren

    I’m thrilled to hear there’s no middle book syndrome and no cliffie like the first one. I bought Fortune’s Pawn after reading your review, and just haven’t had time to sit down with it, but now I think I’m going to wait to read it until this comes out so I don’t have to suffer too much from the wait. 🙂 Beautiful review Bonnie!
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  2. Rory

    So my library doesn’t carry Fortune’s Pawn and it’s $9.99 for the kindle version (holy shit, that’s expensive). Is it worth it? Because it sounds like it could be.
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    • Bonnie

      Aw, damn. You missed out on the $1.99 sale that happened a few weeks ago! I’m not sure if it’s something that you would like but it certainly got 5 stars from me. Very action-packed.

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  3. Christina (A Reader of Fictions)

    Ha, I don’t know that I quite would have called Fortune’s Pawn sci-fi lite, but it wasn’t heavy. This is definitely sliding a bit further down the scale. Actually, a friend asked me about that Weir book, and I was looking at your review and it totally doesn’t sound like a me book. I can’t handle the most sci fi of sci fi.

    The plot was a bit crazier than I like, but it was balanced by how much I adore Devi. Plus, the ship just slaughtered my feels.
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    • Bonnie

      Well, I think in comparison to like Dune it was a bit sci-fi-lite for me. 🙂 The Weir book was interesting and entertaining but it was a very modern story. He was in space, that was about as sci-fi as it got.

      The ship, yes. <3 Just you wait till book 3.

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