Breakpoint: Nereis

  • Title: Breakpoint: Nereis
  • Author: Alison Sinclair
  • ISBN: 9781927881026
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Breakpoint Nereis The first of The Plague Confederacy series Breakpoint Nereis combines a rousing space opera with a first rate medical mystery Struggling to rebuild an empire shattered by plague the starship Waiora
    The first of The Plague Confederacy series, Breakpoint Nereis combines a rousing space opera with a first rate medical mystery Struggling to rebuild an empire shattered by plague, the starship, Waiora, recontacts the colony of Nereis, only to find themselves embroiled in war The mandate of First Contact is to help stabilize devastated colonies while searching for thThe first of The Plague Confederacy series, Breakpoint Nereis combines a rousing space opera with a first rate medical mystery Struggling to rebuild an empire shattered by plague, the starship, Waiora, recontacts the colony of Nereis, only to find themselves embroiled in war The mandate of First Contact is to help stabilize devastated colonies while searching for the origins of the plague that brought down the empire But the new Confederacy has struggles of its owns and it is ill equipped to play peacemaker Passions run high as deceit and trickery threaten to destroy them all.

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      Published :2019-07-22T03:38:35+00:00

    About Alison Sinclair


    1. Alison Sinclair is a science fiction and fantasy author.


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    1. More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/Breakpoint: Nereis is a fairly hard sci fi story dealing with politics and medical drama. Although decently written, it is also extremely dense and, at the beginning, nearly impossible to keep characters and plot points distinguished. There are a wide array of characters, each with varying agendas, and yet unfortunately they can feel very cookie cutter due to having all the same level of intelligence. I think to make a book like this [...]

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    2. I'm giving this 5 stars for concept and originality and 2 stars for execution. So call it 3 and a half. I spent a lot of time wishing to shake Ms Sinclair, or maybe just strangle her, for not producing the sci fi classic this should have been.The basis of the plot is that an interstellar civilisation, destroyed by a plague, is now re-contacting cut-off planets. A team of medical doctors has arrived on the planet Nereis to research the source of the plague. The team members divide themselves betw [...]

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    3. Cool premise: decades after a plague devastates the colony worlds, a medical team is sent to make re-contact. But the planet Nereis is torn by civil conflict between one cultural group that believes in Obligation/indenturing/slavery and one that doesn't. By charter the medical team must be neutral, but that's much easier to do in theory than in practiceQuibble: Each of the three sides has their own set of characters with multiple POV. Since I only connected with about four of the POV characters, [...]

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    4. This book follows a style and feel of a political thriller. The shear quantity of characters, plots, and cultures is daunting. Once I processed everything I truly enjoyed the plot and some of the characters.

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    5. I liked the setting and the plot, but I never really connected emotionally with any of the characters.

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