Sasha Naradnyo had come a long way from the slums of Crack City on the planet Peezgtaan--from Human gangster to head of security for Tweezaa e-Traak, the Varoki heiress to the largest fortune in the history of the Stellar Commonwealth. Read more...
Sasha Naradnyo had come a long way from the slums of Crack City on the planet Peezgtaan--from Human gangster to head of security for Tweezaa e-Traak, the Varoki heiress to the largest fortune in the history of the Stellar Commonwealth. Then the largest nation on the Varoki home world collapsed into riots and civil war, a murderously anti-human Varoki fanatic made his bid for power, and the head of the Secret Police decided to take a personal interest in Sasha.
Now Sasha must navigate the violence and anarchy of a growing revolution, come to grips with ghosts from his past who have suddenly turned up alive, make common cause with resistance fighters who want him dead, expose a conspiracy which will shake the Commonwealth to its foundations . . . and do it all without losing his soul.
About Come the Revolution:
" A]dventure, family secrets and humor. . . . The plot is as hard as the science Chadwick uses. . . . E]ngages readers. First-rate science fiction; it moves at a fast pace throughout."--Dailey News of Galveston County
"Chadwick offers an exciting military SF story set on the Varoki home planet of Hazz'Akato in his follow up to How Dark the World Becomes...Chadwick, a leading designer of military and science-fiction board- and role-playing games, knows his way around a battlefield...eccentric cohorts are entertaining, and a few surprises guarantee that readers will be seeing more of this series."--Booklist
"This sequel to How Dark the World Becomes is a fast-paced, action-packed sf adventure. Readers new to Chadwick's series will be able to start here without too much trouble; essential background information is given, and the author leaps straight into an original story set two years after the previous entry."--Library Journal
About prequel How Dark the World Becomes
"How Dark the World Becomes is a crackling debut novel that speaks of great things to come It's whip-smart, lightning-fast and character-driven--in short it has everything required to be totally satisfying. Highly recommended." --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Assassin's Code
." . . a] far off, hard scrabble intergalactic underworld . . . fast-paced intergalactic adventure full of far-flung alien intrigue."--Astroguyz
" . . . thrilling space adventure . . . I was reminded of Jack McDevitt's Alex Benedict novels and Mark L. Van Name's Jon & Lobo adventures."--SFCrowsnest
- ISBN-13: 9781476780955
- ISBN-10: 1476780951
- Publisher: Baen
- Publish Date: December 2015
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-10-19
- Reviewer: Staff
In this poorly paced sequel to 2014s How Dark the World Becomes, former gangster Sasha Naradnyo winds up fighting for his life when hes caught in the middle of a military coup on the grim planet of Peezgtaan. He gets his family to safety, but hes trapped in a hostile alien city when racial tensions explode, forcing him to take refuge in the human-occupied neighborhood of Sookagrad. His only hope is to make a tentative alliance with criminals and revolutionaries, and to use his logistical skills and experience to organize the locals into a makeshift defense against the encroaching army. This job is complicated when long-lost relatives surface after many years, and one of them holds the key to a devastating secret that could upset the balance of power in the Commonwealth. Though Sasha is in his element as a leader and innovator, the real conflict comes as he attempts to reconcile his new pacifistic attitude and role as a family man with the thug he used to be. The story starts slowly but picks up quickly, though it suffers from a rushed final act and hasty wrap-up. Chadwicks worldbuilding is compelling yet oddly claustrophobic in this installment. (Dec.)