Vera, member of the ruling Matsumoto family, and her bodyguard, Roman, live in a futuristic world of space travel and colonised planets, and are connected by the computers in their heads. They can silently co-ordinate and comment on the world around them. The downside? They’re on an impossible mission set by a vengeful emperor who would prefer to see them both dead. Not many sixteen-year-olds have to fight an entire empire for survival – and not many would be so good at it.
This is a great story. A really good read for anyone who enjoys YA Sci Fi. It’s also not too young; the protagonist is a very mature 16 yr old. Characters are complex and well drawn, plot is strong, concept and world building are excellent and the pacing moves along, keeping you invested, so why only 3 stars?
Editing. It needs a copy edit or at least a proof read by someone who knows what they’re doing. It’s an indication of how good the story is that I actually finished it, because the missing words, incorrect words like you’re instead of your and so on were enough to be intrusive and in some cases required double reading to make sense of something. This is not okay.
This is a 5 star book in every other aspect.