Review: Transformation Space (Sentients of Orion IV) (2010)

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Manta ray: Alexander Safonov;  Space crafts: Dale O'Dell/Alamy;  Cover design: www.blacksheep-uk.com Manta ray: Alexander Safonov;
Space crafts: Dale O’Dell/Alamy;
Cover design: http://www.blacksheep-uk.com

I haven’t really liked the other covers of the series that are like the one above. Nor have I liked the ones similar to the one below. But in the case of Transformation Space both covers have appealed to me. The bottom one is because of the eyes of the main model. In the above cover I love the details that reveal themselves as I review the picture along with the color combination.

Dum, da, rah, dum! The end is here.

 Like this … Nova projected a grave melancholia, a vast emptiness without end that made Mira want to weep.

<you know this? little one?>

We all know. Do you feel it too?

According to answers.com the definition of melancholia is:

Melancholia brings about a form of pessimism that sees the future as blocked and unchangeable…

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Review: Mirror Space (The Sentients of Orion III) (2009)

Mirror Space review

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“Love’s a bitch, ain’t she?”

Not for me, but certainly for Rast Randall and Jo-Jo Rasterovitch who have both fallen for Baronessa Mira Fedor from Araldis. When Mira is captured by the Extropists (nascent humanesques/post-species) Mira shows why Rast and Jo-Jo care so much for her. Resilience is the quality I find most describes the young refugee from Araldis. I’m not certain if resilience is something that most find attractive, but I know that I do. Part of that attraction lies in my own history and perhaps part of it has to do with resilient people radiating some sort of invisible strength. Fighting her fears and going on in spite of the traumas that come her way signifies the kind of courage the young Baronessa has.

Insignia has shown Mira how utterly alien the thought patterns of other creatures can be. Wanton-Poda is about to show her how “evolved” humanesques…

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Review: Chaos Space (The Sentients of Orion II) (2008)

Chaos Space revisited

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The Sentients of Orion - Marianne dePierres Cover art by Wayne Haag

The end of Dark Space has left Mira pregnant, raped by Trin so he could ensure his progeny with a pure-blood noble from Araldis. Rast states it so well

“Women get raped,” said Rast harshly, her pale skin flushed with emotion. “Sometimes in war, sometimes just for the hell of it. That’s what happens.” She gripped Mira’s wrist and pulled her close. Then she hugged her tightly for a long moment.

“We’ll get your world back for you, Baronessa. But tell me something: are you sure you really want it?”

Not only did Trin rape Mira and send her off-planet to get help. While staying behind he makes certain to besmirch Mira’s reputation by claiming that she has run off. For Trin does not want Mira to become more popular than he. After all, that might endanger his own shot at becoming Principe after the…

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The Dark Space inside each of us

SOO_Dark Space_US_TNFabulous and thoughtful review of Dark Space by Deadline Zombie! A great read in itself.

The Dark Space inside each of us.

“De Pierres has written a beautiful, touching story. This is one of those novels which doesn’t spoon feed you – it throws you straight into the action, so be prepared to hit the ground running. However I found the lack of ‘hand-holding’ very refreshing. Don’t feel that you can’t go back and read bits again – I most certainly did.”

 

Mardel Reviews Transformation Space

US Edition - E-book

US Edition – E-book

Ahead of the release Of The Sentients of Orion in the US, it’s great see a new review for Transformation Space, the final book in the series.

Mardel says this among other things:

Marianne de Pierres has this ability of running multiple characters, personalities (hey – not all writers can have multiple characters with different personalities), plot-lines and situations into a novel.  Her narration is great.  Her dialogue is great.  The situations and how the characters react is interesting.  The final great conspiracy is revealed and it’s nothing that any of the characters expected.”

You can read the full review here.

Transformation Space Reviewed

This review came from S J Higbee’s website Brainfluff:

Transformation Space is the last book in this sweeping space opera by de Pierres, so clearly if you haven’t read the previous three books you need to go back to the start of the series and track down Dark Space. However, if you’ve been waiting for this final instalment, the question has to be – does she deliver on the previous excellent storylines that have propelled this series to such admiring attention?

Read the rest of the review here.

New Review for Dark Space

Dark Space has been reviewed over at Musings of a Hobbyist where you can read the review in full. Here is an excerpt:

The characters are real and solid. No one seems to be truly evil, or truly good, rather each person has many layers, giving them a genuine depth. And, like real life, relationships between the characters don’t always go the way one would expect.

So, the verdict: I loved it. I have to go and hunt the second book out TODAY.