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WELCOME TO HELLThe prison ship Perdition a floating city where the Conglomerate’s most dangerous criminals are confined for life orbits endlessly around a barren asteroidLife inside is even bleak Hailed as the Dread ueen inmate Dresdemona “Dred” Devos controls one of Perdition’s six territories I definitely have this on my kindle ready to go after Sirantha Jax Ann Aguirre binge read commence Update I just read the synopsis for this one and missed something crucial view spoiler JAEL hide spoiler

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Bordered on both sides by would be kings eager to challenge her claim Keeping them at bay reuires constant vigilance as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen Survival is a constant battle and death is the only escapeOf the newest convicts only one is worth Dred’s attention Th I'm a fan of Ann Aguirre and I've read several of her previous novels and found myself very satisfied On the surface this was a book I couldn't NOT enjoy But something didn't work for me The dialogue felt flat and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't summon up an ounce of feeling for the characters They had all the trappings of fantastic characters a powerful female lead and a tortured male love interest but it just wasn't enough to get past the cliches in the dialogue The storyline kept a decent pace but without the emotional attachment I found it unengaged Overall a sound concept for a novel but it just didn't work for me The Popes Rhinoceros reuires constant vigilance as well as a steady influx of new Island Peril (Aftershock, recruits to Sweet Mountain Rancher (Those Marshall Boys replace the fallen Survival is a constant battle and death is the only escapeOf the newest convicts only one is worth Dred’s attention Th I'm a fan of Ann Aguirre and I've Die Glasbücher der Traumfresser (Miss Temple & ihre Gefährten, read several of her previous novels and found myself very satisfied On the surface this was a book I couldn't NOT enjoy But something didn't work for me The dialogue felt flat and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't summon up an ounce of feeling for the characters They had all the trappings of fantastic characters a powerful female lead and a tortured male love interest but it just wasn't enough to get past the cliches in the dialogue The storyline kept a decent pace but without the emotional attachment I found it unengaged Overall a sound concept for a novel but it just didn't work for me

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E mercenary Jael with his deadly gaze and attitude may be the most dangerous criminal onboard His combat skill could give her the edge she needs if he doesn’t betray her first Unfortunately that’s what he does best Winning Jael’s allegiance will be a challenge but failure could be worse than deat I'm just such a sucker for books about prison ships and prison planets


10 thoughts on “Perdition

  1. says:

    Back when Perdition was first mentioned pitched as Prison Break in space I kid you not I immediately knew it would be a dream come true Because seriously violence and mayhem Ann Aguirre style? In space? Give me that and then give me some So when it finally found its way into my greedy little hands I was basically in ecstasy And I remained in an absolute state of bliss throughout While this trilogy may be a Jax series spin off readers who aren’t familiar with Jax won’t be at a loss at all It is entirely possible to read and fully enjoy this separately Details that were previously known about Jael get reintroduced pretty uickly in Perdition so that everyone is at the same place That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t find the time to read Jax – you should – but it’s not a prereuisite Space station known as Perdition houses only the most hardened of criminals The people imprisoned there are no small time thieves rapists or murderers It takes a truly heinous crime or hundreds of them to get someone a one way ticket to Perdition from the Conglomerate ‘Innocent’ is not a word that gets thrown around often not even for our heroine Dresdemona “Dred” Devos Taking the reader on a space station where not a single redeemable character lives may seem like a simple thing but believe you me it’s an enormous challenge We are all each of us in a slightly different way emotional readers and we love to feel sympathy for our characters but it takes a brilliant author to make us feel sympathy for mercenaries and mass murderers In some ways Perdition is the darkest Ann Aguirre book yet – not because it’s the most violent although it’s certainly at the very top – but because there isn’t a single ray of light anywhere on that ship It is a place where end always justifies the means and survival is the only thing that counts For me the magic of Aguirre’s writing comes from two sources the first is her excellent understanding of human nature and psychology and the second her incredible gift for metaphors If Ann’s elegant no nonsense writing style is the body of this story the few well placed hard hitting metaphors are its very soul With no than a few words Aguirre unfailingly manages to both bring forth the desired emotional response and leave her readers in awe of her writing skills The I tried to choose and point out my favorite thing about this book the I realized that such a feat was next to impossible I was just about ready to put Dred and Jael’s relationship on the pedestal only to remember among other things certain bloody battles that took my breath away With each new book she writes Ann Aguirre has to live up to some pretty high standards and she achieves it so effortlessly every single time Perdition will give you no time to breathe but it will make you appreciate your freedom the roast beef sandwich you had for lunch and that extra bar of soap in your bathroom It will also make you care for its characters despite their awful and violent histories My recommendation? Get out of that chair and go grab a copy now


  2. says:

    Well I'm a big fan of this author's other Sci Fi series Sirantha Jax so I was very excited to see this new series that is kind of a spin off it has the world and a character in common And on the surface of it this is a really pulpy fun concept Prison that has no supervision territory wars no hope badass woman lead etc And it did fulfill several of the things I really loved about the concept I really liked them main character I believed MOSTLY that she could keep a group of bloodthirsty horrible criminals in a group under her I loved the spymaster character the different factions were really interesting too The plot is fairly predictable based on the concept Prison wars for territory But is executed really well with the idea of some interesting things happening in the futureSLIGHT SPOILERSI guess the only thing I didn't enjoy was that I kind of started skimming in the last half because the prison was a BIT claustrophobic I wish we had had interactions with the other factions And the lead male character was cool he was from the Jax series but he was a BIT TOO perfect in how GOOD he was at everything Yes totally justified by the logic built up but then his perfection almost made the lead character seem weaker somehow? Very small criticisms though and I really REALLY hope the series continues and opens up even OUTSIDE the prison later Very much looking forward to #2


  3. says:

    I definitely have this on my kindle ready to go after Sirantha Jax Ann Aguirre binge read commence Update I just read the synopsis for this one and missed something crucial view spoiler JAEL hide spoiler


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  5. says:

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed slipping back into the world of Sirantha Jax Sirantha herself maybe be absent but all of the great character development and world building is in full force In short order I grew to love Dred Jael and the men and women of Perdition as much as I loved Sirantha and her crew Ann Aguirre is such a talented storyteller I didn’t want to put this down for a minuteIt’s been decades since the events of Endgame And this entire time Jael has been in that prison in Ithiss Tor If you’re not familiar with the Sirantha books don’t worry This holds up fine as a standalone It may even make you want to read the origin seriesAnyway Jael has been moved from one prison to another Now he has a life sentence on the prison ship Perdition and he is uickly plucked to join the faction run by the so called Dread ueen Dred is smart and charismatic and she is also a little Psi She sees potential in Jael –and his strength and cunning uickly bring him into her inner circleThere is such a wonderful cast of characters from Jael who is damaged and nearly dead inside while perfect and essentially unkillable on the outside to Dred who transforms from a manufactured leader to a true ueen to her people She is strong yet smart enough to surround herself with others who help her succeed And the relationship between the two of him hit all the right notes The supporting players reeled me in too especially Einar the giant lieutenant who serves Dred and Tam who serves his own interestsThere’s plenty of action battles bloodshed and betrayal It’s unpredictable and smart And dark There is so much hopelessness and destruction of humanity The other factions of Perdition are almost like something out of a horror movie Like Silence Death’s Handmaiden or the fanatical Priest This is home to the worst of the worst criminals after all And Aguirre never lets us forget it Yet rays of hope manage to peek throughI’m so excited to see where the story goes next The stage is set for a major shakeup I would definitely recommend this book to sci fi fans or anyone looking to try something new


  6. says:

    I'm a fan of Ann Aguirre and I've read several of her previous novels and found myself very satisfied On the surface this was a book I couldn't NOT enjoy But something didn't work for me The dialogue felt flat and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't summon up an ounce of feeling for the characters They had all the trappings of fantastic characters a powerful female lead and a tortured male love interest but it just wasn't enough to get past the cliches in the dialogue The storyline kept a decent pace but without the emotional attachment I found it unengaged Overall a sound concept for a novel but it just didn't work for me


  7. says:

    I'm just such a sucker for books about prison ships and prison planets


  8. says:

    When the Sirantha Jax series came to an end I knew that I wanted to read the spin off series Ann Aguirre excels at writing Science Fiction and although I haven’t read much in the genre I know a good book when I see one First off just from the premise alone you know this is going to be a good book I don’t know how Aguirre comes up with her ideas but a prison ship locating in the air? Who thinks of this stuff?When Perdition becomes under attack Dred must protect herself and her friends Again it’s a story that packs uite a punch It’s filled with world politics action and suspense but as well there’s also uite a few layers to Aguirre’s characterization as well and this might actually be my favorite thing about this new seriesAmongst all the science fiction details and the action Ann Aguirre creates amazingly uniue characters I wondered how Dred would compare to Sirantha and although I see many differences in both Dred also has that core strength that makes her than just the strong chick in the novel Her emotional ups and downs mimic the struggles they go through and Aguirre’s underlining thread of humanity does play a part in this book as wellIf you’re a fan of the TV show Prison Break then you’ll undoubtedly see some similarities here It paves the way for a lot of interesting fight scenes and intelligent plotting from the author The I read the book the of a bigger fan I became of Ann AguirreAs much as I love the writing and world there is another thing that makes me fall head over heels in love with this book and it’s Jael OH MY Where have you been all my life? After reading countless books this year I haven’t come across many new heroes who have caught my eye like Jael has Reading him with Dred just makes me SO HAPPY and I don’t even know why He just oozes this charisma that makes me adore him He’s lethal side is what most people fear but if I was a character living in that world I would watch out for when he smiles because man oh man I’ve never come across a hero recently that was so compelling the first moment he walks into a sceneSo yeah if you can’t already tell I’m claiming Jael I just know he’s going to be amazing in this series


  9. says:

    I didn't expect this book to be so plodding dull amateurish and uninteresting This is sort of the run down of the book they go here they go there they fight fight fight Fight detail fight detail scheme side eye feelings she has feelings she once had she feels this way because she felt that way but she's never felt like this Fight detail fight detail Will she still feel the way she felt? Smooch feels Blood Fight


  10. says:

    Set in the same world as Ann Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series Perdition takes place on a prison space ship that is the dumping ground for the galaxy's most dangerous criminals Everyone sent to Perdition has been given a death sentence and the ship has been set up with is no chance of escape so the authorities don't even bother to provide guards to keep the prisoners under control With limited resources and full of the most violent and terrifying prisoners the ship isn't exactly a safe place to be separated into territories and run by different gangs its a constant battle to protect what is yours and even within the sectors you have to be careful not to end up with a knife in your backDred is the leader of one of the six territories inside of Perdition and its a role she takes very seriously She has to constantly be on her guard and must never show any sign of weakness because there are always people looking to steal her crown and take the reins With the latest influx of new prisoners Dred  ends up recruiting mercenary Jael to her gang he's an incredible fighter who can heal from practically any wound so he's the perfect person to have on her team but can she trust him not to betray her?I absolutely loved Jael when he was first introduced to the Sirantha Jax series but understandably went off him after certain events in Doubleblind so I was wary of his character going into this I'm actually glad he's being given the chance to redeem himself though and I really enjoyed getting to see some of the story from his point of view Getting inside his head helped put previous events in a different light it doesn't excuse Jael's actions but it makes it easier to understand where he was coming from and why he chose to do what he did Because we get Jael's point of view we see see a softer vulnerable side to him which made him easier to connect to he's still his badass self though and there is plenty of his jokey banter to add a bit of levity to what is essentially uite a dark storyDred is a brilliant character too as the one in charge she can never show even a hint of weakness or she'd be eaten alive by the people around her No matter how respected she is these are hardened criminals and there is a reason they all ended up on Perdition in the first place Dred is as ruthless as she needs to be and she can certainly hold her own in a fight but when she's alone with Jael she is able to show a side of herself that she has to keep hidden around everyone else I'm totally shipping them as a couple but what remains to be seen is how they can build a better life for themselves in such a toxic environmentAnn Aguirre writes about life on the ship brilliantly she shows just how desperate people are thanks to the lack of resources and she's definitely captured the sense of hopelessness that everyone feels knowing they're stuck there The only one who still has hope is Jael because he is determined to find a way to escape but everyone who has been there longer knows its an impossible dream This book is dark life on board is ruthless and nobody is safe so be prepared to have your heart ripped into tiny little pieces life is dangerous and not everyone is going to survive in such a horrific environment This was a great introduction to the series and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what else Dred and Jael can achieve working together I may end up enjoying this even than Sirantha's series


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