Published by Self Published on November 4th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Sexual Content: Sex Scene
Reviewed by: James
Commander Rhys Rykus is facing court martial. With his career on the line, he’s ordered to keep his distance from the brainwashed Ash and protect her from afar, but sinister elements threaten her safety. He accepts a new mission that puts them on the same warship, knowing it will take all his self-control to fight his feelings for her.
Lieutenant Ramie Ashdyn is no stranger to fighting for her life. Still under the influence of the Coalition’s brainwashing, she cares little for her own safety. She merely wants to protect the Coalition… and reconnect with Rykus.
Rykus knows how important Ash is to keeping all of them alive, but the target on her back is enormous. Will the growing threat to the Coalition take down Ash and Rip’s only shot at love?
SHADES OF HONOR continues the Anomaly series. The Anomaly series is a great military sci-fi series, that I feel can be enjoyed by urban fantasy readers and sci-fi readers alike. The heroine effectively has supernatural powers that make her one of the best soldiers in the Known Universe making her seem a lot like urban fantasy heroine.
SHADES OF HONOR keeps all the things I loved about about SHADES OF TREASON, everything from the intense battles and political intrigue to the great romance subplot. SHADES OF HONOR adds to that including an epic chase scene and a lot of great character development. SHADES OF TREASON spent most of the time devoted to characters just introducing them, this allows SHADES OF HONOR to actually take time to develop the characters know that you are familiar with them. Sandy Williams put a lot of effort into really fleshing out Ash and Rip in SHADES OF HONOR, and I'm eager to see how they continue to develop in the next book.
My only problem with SHADES OF HONOR is the same one I had with SHADES OF TREASON. And I even had reason to believe it would be avoided too. About halfway through the book Ash and Rip talk about how stupid it was for them to have sex when they were literally being chased down by an enemy force. So I thought the sex scene in this book wouldn't be so stupid. But it still was. When Ash and Rip should be getting ready for an op only minutes away, they decide that is a good time to have sex, and in the armory of all places. I'm sure others won't have a problem with this, but it really makes it hard for me to suspend my disbelief.
In the end, what made SHADES OF HONOR such an amazing book for me was that it actually made me laugh on multiple occasions. So if nothing else I said piqued your interest maybe that does. SHADES OF HONOR isn't a "hard science" science fiction novel. SHADES OF HONOR focuses on character and world development, so you don't have to worry about pages and pages of technical information. SHADES OF HONOR is just an amazing story that takes place in space, and I highly recommend it.Series Titles:
- Shades of Treason
- Shades of Honor
- If you're looking for another great sci-fi adventure with an enhanced human try Blades of Winter by GT Almasi