Karin Lowachee’s Trilogy: WARCHILD, BURNDIVE, and CAGEBIRD
I haven’t read any science fiction romance (SFR) lately, but I did read Karin Lowachee’s series (WARCHILD, BURNDIVE and CAGEBIRD) and just loved them. They’re the best space opera I’ve come across in a long time, nicely layered and nuanced, with great emphasis on the characters and an interesting use of point-of-view in all three. Lowachee is a compelling writer. I tried to see if she is working on a new one in the same universe, but her website is not helpful. Anyone got the info?–Suzanne
I’ve read the first two. I really liked the first. Completely engrossing. The second wasn’t as easy to like because the main character is a spoiled rich kid. Part of you wants to tell him to just “get over it.” But it was very well written and it was very interesting to see part of the events of book one from another POV. These books were good enough that I bought new copies, doing my support-the-new-author thing.
I had a similar reaction to you after reading the first two. The third book, CAGEBIRD, I liked almost as well as WARCHILD. The POV character is totally angsty, but you’ll love him. And again, you get to see characters from the first two books through the eyes of a totally new character. That’s one of the keys to why this series intrigues me so much. Clever, clever writer.–Suzanne