Thursday, January 9, 2014

Darkship Renegades review

This week I decided to review Darkship Renegades by Sarah A. Hoyt. The novel starts with the two main characters, husband and wife Kit and Thena, returning to the hidden asteroid colony Eden after a mission to harvest power cells from Power Trees over Earth went wrong. Kit finds himself accused of treason because he landed on Earth to seek treatment for a radiation poisoned Thena. They also find themselves targeted by Eden’s energy board which is using a shortage of power cells to seize control of the colony by setting up a power rationing system then declaring that those opposed to them are using more power than they are allotted. Kit, Thena, Doc, and Zen, a mentor to Kit, and his sister respectively are sent to Earth to find the secret to growing new Powertrees. En route they have to deal with a sabotaged vessel, and Kit developing multiple personalities due to an emergency medical technology leading to the personality of the man he was cloned from arising in him. And should they succeed they will still have to deal with the energy board.
I give the book a 7 out of 10. I wish we had seen more of the rebellion on earth which was sparked in the previous book instead of just having it mentioned a few times and seeing one operation that’s part of it. The book really could have used more action sequences and this would have been a great way to add them. 

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