Zane and Sixia are Jacks, meaning they’ll take on almost any job, though most of their time is spent running cargo and hunting bounties across space.
While on Venus, they take on a job well outside the usual: deliver Isais, a slave, to his waiting master. The job comes with explicit instructions not to treat Isais like a person, but it’s not long before Zane finds himself enjoying Isais’s company more and more.
Adding to the stress is the fact that someone doesn’t want them completing the job, and doesn’t mind leaving them dead if that’s what it takes. But if they somehow manage to make to the delivery point, Zane fears letting Isais go will prove infinitely harder than keeping everyone alive.
Less Than Three Press
March 23, 2016
Wandering Star started a bit slow for me and for a while I was bored but kept reading. at 45% the action began and made it worth not giving up on the book.
I tend to like books with obvious (sometimes over the top) internal and external conflict.
At first, I was pissed that minutes after Zane was told not to treat Isais like a person he did, and while I know that is the humane thing to do, I couldn't help but wonder how he stayed in business if he could break the rules without thought simply because it was right thing to do.
I love Sixia, she is so badass I wish I could marry her, I love how she was able to keep her emotions in check and do her job even though she wasn't comfortable with the idea of transporting sex slaves, but hey a person's gotta do what he has to do to survive.
oh shit, my moral dubiousness is showing, pretend you didn't see that.
In terms of internal and external conflicts this book had it, Zane had to struggle with his attraction to Isais while trying to do his job, getting tangled with political conspiracy no thanks to the snake people... whatever the species is actually called.