In the early afternoon, just before work, I finished The
was an entertaining read, I liked the young female protagonist a lot.
In the "Note to the reader" the author, Kat Ross, explains that in the
sequel, The Thirteenth
she brings together the characters of her Fourth Element series and
the Dominion mystery series. So, before I start in this sequel I want
first to read the Fourth Element trilogy, probably next month.
In the year 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in
leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has
rendered most forms of transportation—including starships—virtually
obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has
settled, is now merely a step away from any other. All seems
wonderful—until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found
on a newly located world eighty-nine light-years from Earth,
carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the
potential of the threat, a high-powered team is dispatched to
investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem. . . .
In the evening I started in
the first book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton.
I've read most of Hamilton's books and I like his writing a lot, so I
look forward to the start of this new series.
Planet of Adventure
Stranded on the distant planet Tschai, young Adam Reith is the sole
survivor of a space mission who discovers the world is
inhabited--not only by warring alien cultures, but human slaves as
well, taken early in Earth's history. Reith must find a way off
planet to warn the Earth of Tschai's deadly existence.
Against a backdrop of baroque cities and haunted wastelands,
sumptuous palaces and riotous inns, Reith will encounter deadly
wastrels and murderous aliens, dastardly villains and conniving
Late in the evening I talked with Adam. He asked me if he could read
one of my books and I asked him and Esme to show me the bookcase with
the camera, as they are in Mexico and I am in The Netherlands.
I recommended Planet of Adventure by Jack Vance; one of my favourite
books by this author.
When Adam read the back of the book and discovered his name he jumped
up and down and yelled "I am a character in a book". He went outside
and told his sister, Alice, as well. He was very happy, more so when I
told him he was in fact named after the protagonist in the book.