When technomancer Quillian Defote crash-lands on remote planet Marutuk, he has limited time to repair his ship and get off world. If he fails, he’ll forfeit his position as professor of mechanical transmutation at the prestigious Ivy Arcanarium and ruin his employment prospects in yet another sector.
Hunter, a cyborg guarding a junkyard that holds what Quill needs, is charmed by the wayward mage and wants to help him. But Hunter is bound by honor to dutifully guard his mistress and her possessions, no matter how cruelly she treats him.
Together Quill and Hunter stand a chance of starting a new life together if carnivorous wildlife, a violent necromancer, and stubborn pride don’t keep them apart
Quillian meets Hunter when he’s looking for parts to repair his ship. Hunter is a cyborg and works providing security to his mistress. That’s all life is for him, until he meets Quill and, with him, the promise to something more, to a better life.
This was a very interesting story. The world created by the author was fantastic, it was so easy to understand the way it worked and to get oneself into Marutuk. It had a fast pace and so much adventure that make it very exciting, it was hard to put it down.
Quillian was a nice character, very fun, smart and caring. It was so easy to like him and to see how honest his feelings were. Hunter was also a great character, I liked him the most because he was so much more mysterious. There was a lot of things about him that the reader didn’t get to know, but I think that’s for the better because it makes him more intriguing.
The relationship between them was so good, it might not be too much romance, but that make the story more believable. There was so much hopefulness about this story that was a delight to read.
The length of the book was ok. Sure, I would like to read more about it, but I think the author manage to create a great adventure with some romance and an interesting plot with the words used, I didn’t feel like something was missing. I definitely would like to know more of this world but I did feel like the story had a good closure.
It was a very well made story, I would recommend it to readers who like Sci-Fi and readers who like to read a good adventure regardless of the genre.
* I Recieved an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.