July 08, 2020

#BookReview: Stolen Lives (Scion #2) by Michael J. Allen @TheDScribbler

Synopsis: Alaric’s made a new life in the Protectorate despite his missing memories. His ship’s AI, Cassii, and a successful trading venture help fill his accounts with enough credits to finish repairing his ship for a rescue mission to Earth. Or would have, had his heroics not smashed Cassiopeia once more.

His interference with the Corollas crime syndicate fills his thruster wash with more than just an angry ex-mentor. Pirates thrive on the star lanes, preying on all those who stray within their sights. Cassii’s been stolen and with her Alaric’s hopes to rescue his friends. Pirates, bounty hunters, and disgruntled plants besiege him along all vectors, preventing his capture of the scum responsible.

Alaric recruits a reluctant doctor, a pacifistic AI, and several escort pilots to help him chase down Cassii. Kindhearted decisions leave Alaric wallowing in misery. Deaths and desperation, financial losses and constant attack force him to make dark choices that threaten all.

Alaric embraces the vast interstellar emptiness, struggling to harden himself enough to thwart the Protectorate’s criminal elite. Every sacrifice he makes to rescue Cassii seems to cost chunks of his soul. Will he free her before he loses himself or will she return to find her beloved captain a worse villain than her kidnapper?


Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: Man if you thought book one was good then wait until you dive into this one! This one will take you on an emotional ride and won't let you go until the very last pages!  The main character is pushed to his limits and man it was really good. The action was epic and the pacing was great. All the characters were fully developed and I couldn't put it down and I can't wait for the next one.  I would totally recommend this one and if you pick it up brace yourself!  This is the first author in a long time that I have loved book one and two.  This science fiction story was wonderful! This book has so many situations for the main character that the pacing was just so fast.  This worked well to make this book a quick read that you won't be able to put down.  This over 500 page title won't feel like its that long. The characters were just amazing and so thought out and the story was a great follow up to book one. I can't wait for the next one. 

Michael J. Allen is a USA Today bestselling author of multi-layer science fiction and fantasy novels. Born in Oregon and an avid storm fan, he lives in far too hot & humid rural Georgia with his two black Labradors: Myth and Magesty. On those rare occasions he tears himself away from reading, writing and conventions he can be found enjoying bad scifi movies, playing D&D or the occasional video game, getting hit with sticks in the SCA or hanging out with the crew of Starfleet International’s U.S.S. DaVinci. 

To learn more about Michael, check out his website at www.deliriousscribbles.com

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