Book Review – “Translucid” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by Zen DiPietro. Ms. DiPietro has published 9 novels. This is the first in her “Dragonfire Station” series.
I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains mild scenes of Violence and Mature Situations. The story is set in the far future. The main characters is Emé Fallon, the security chief of Dragonfire Station.
She wakes up from an accident without any memory of who she is, though strangely she remembers all of her skills. As the looks into her accident, she begins to feel that it was more likely the result of tampering with her shuttle.
She has many suspects, as she remembers no one. Her wife, the Captain of the station, her second in command – the list is endless. She does begin to discover things, and she gradually finds some people that she thinks she can trust. The more she digs, the more signs she sees that her injury was not from an accident, and that it is likely part of some much larger plot.
I really liked this 275 page Science Fiction novel. There is a bit of Mystery and Intrigue, as well as a little action. There is a bit of romance between Fallon and her wife. I liked the plot line of the story and the characters that populated it. It looks to be a good start to a series. The cover art is reasonable, as most of the story takes place on the depicted Dragonfire Station. I give this novel a 4.7 (rounded up to a 5) out of 5.
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