Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cyborg Legacy by Lindsay Buroker [Review]

 Cyborg Legacy by Lindsay Buroker
Cyborg Legacy (Fallen Empire #9) by Lindsay Buroker
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: February 25, 2017

Fallen Empire
0.5. Last Command
1. Star Nomad
1.5. Saranth Three
2. Honor's Flight
2.5. Starfall Station
3. Starseers
4. Relic of Sorrows
5. Cleon Moon
6. Arkadian Skies
7. Perilous Hunt
8. End Game
8.5. Hope Springs
9. Cyborg LegacyKindle

Lindsay Buroker
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Former Cyborg Corps soldier Jasim Antar was relieved to come out of the war alive and looked forward to switching to a less violent line of work. But nobody wants to hire a brawny cyborg to do anything that doesn’t involve brutalizing people on a daily basis. Stuck working as a debt collector alongside an eccentric pilot who enjoys knitting gifts for her grandkids when she isn’t blowing people up, Jasim longs to find a more peaceful existence.

But peace is elusive when you have a violent past. While on a routine mission, Jasim comes across the body of a soldier he served with during the war. He soon learns that someone is murdering former members of the Cyborg Corps, men who should be extremely difficult to kill. And he’s next on the list.

Jasim steels himself to reach out to the one person he’s certain can help, his old commander: Colonel Leonidas Adler. Adler is strong, smart, and deadly, good traits to have in an ally. Unfortunately, he remembers Jasim as a misfit rather than a model soldier, and convincing him to join forces may be even tougher than finding and facing the killer.
Thoughts on Cyborg Legacy: I didn't know we were going to get to play in Leonidas and Alisa's world again, SO THIS IS FANTASTIC!

That said, I didn't love Jasim as much as Alisa and her cyborg. Which isn't to say I didn't like him. I did. I just REALLY liked the push and pull between the captain and her grouchy cyborg. But we got to get into Leonidas's head, so there's that. Plus, a cyborg wearing sticker covered armor makes me grin.

But let's get back to Jasim. I felt for him. He was a smart guy who jumped at a chance to get out of a crappy situation and he ended up in a place he didn't quite fit in. After the war, no one saw him as more than just a man with metal parts and...well, it was tough. I can only imagine all the cyborgs are similarly hampered by what they'd become. Sure, some might make out better than others, but cyborgs are sort of universally hated and that makes finding a good job hard now.

Bottom line: I enjoyed being back in the world and I'm looking forward to the next set of adventures these cyborgs end up on.

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