Vaslisha Tor Dain is a mercenary starship captain with a few simple rules: A good ship is better than a great man, in case of confusion always err on the side of blowing someone’s head off, and never fall for a telepath or a member of her crew.
All of those are about to bite her in the ass.
Vas’s life takes a turn for the worse when she comes back to her crew after what should have been a two week pleasure trip to find out she’s actually been gone a month and has no memory of missing time. Her beloved ship, The Victorious Dead, has been sold for scrap and its pieces scattered throughout the galaxy. In addition, there are unmarked ships blowing apart entire planets and the Commonwealth government can’t, or won’t, stop them.
And that’s just her first day back.
Vas has to fight her crew, the Commonwealth, and a mysterious cadre of warrior monks to get her ship back and save a universe that may not want to be saved.
|Amazon||ebook||305||indie||scifi||May 24th, 2016|
Look, I chose this book because Warrior Wench is a hell of a good title. And, granted, I thought the lady presented on the cover was lovingly named the Warrior Wench. Because anyone that allows themselves to be nicknamed Wench and still be badass is cool, nay? Hahaa…Alas, I was wrong! Warrior Wench is the name of a spaceship, originally intended to be a space brothel – yup, sex sells in space, too – but, what has that got to do with anything, I will say not *wink-wink*
Vaslisha, or Vas for short, is the captain of a mercenary crew. The dashing redhead on the cover of the book is your badass female chief of chiefs! I liked her. I liked her a lot. That said, I liked the whole of her crew a lot. There was human and various other specimens of space population presented. So, diversity right there for you. And, if a character was mentioned in the book, you bet your ass there was something uniquely amusing about them to keep the good times rolling. Say, telepathy or infamous anger, or just the very simplest form of humane malfunction.
As far as spacey adventure goes, or even scifi, I don’t care if the book was full of tropes and genre specific cliches- it felt perfect for the likes of softcore scifi newbs like me. Not to mention, it was entertaining as hell! Really, my appetite for controversy was met, my need for quirky characters was satisfied, and importantly there was a bulky story behind it all what with missing spaceships, ancient alien race, spacey hide and seek… the list goes on. Main thing is – you’ll be thrown for a proper loop as the mysteries pile up without any answers until the very end. It’s irritating and puts ants in pants if nothing gets answered for such an amount of time and more ‘whodunnits’ and ‘whydunnits’ are thrown in the mix. I mean, some people like feeling itchy like that. I did. It paid off in the end!
So, to sum it up – Warrior Wench is fun, totally readable (e.g. no big scifi words or trying to imagine the scientific unimaginable), enjoyable and gripping. I got intrigued enough to fly through the book in speed of light and to want to continue with the trilogy! I would recommend to anyone looking for a racey spacey read *pew-pew*