Honor’s Knight is the second book in the Paradox series by Rachel Bach. The series is told from the perspective of Devi Morris, a peasant mercenary who just wants to be a Royal Knight for the King. She is continuing her service on The Glorious Fool and trying to figure out what she is and how to accomplish her goal. This book uncovers more about the true mission of The Glorious Fool. I give this book 3 stars.
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What is this book about?
Devi Morris is continuing her service on The Glorious Fool as (self proclaimed) Head of Security. We find out several key points in this book:
-Caldswell and Rupert belong to the Joint Investigatory Spatial Anomaly Task Force, whose members are commonly called Eyes.
-The ‘daughters’ are copies of Maat, a plasmex user who can kill the huge phantoms that destroy worlds.
-The Eyes use the daughters to kill giant phantoms and save worlds
-Devi is carrying a virus that may be able to kill the plasma monsters without using the daughters. She finds she can destroy the phantoms, but doing so attracts the Lelgis.
When Devi’s newfound abilities become known both Caldswell and Brenton (currently enemies) both want to use Devi’s power. She has to find a way to save Maat and the daughters, herself and the worlds without eradicating all of the phantoms.
What did I think about this book?
-I was surprised that despite Devi seeing more of what is going on in the universe that she still has the goal of becoming a Royal Knight. It seems that fighting Phantoms is much bigger than that.
-Devi is a kick-ass female lead, but sometimes I feel she is one-dimensional- always tough, angry and stubborn.
“Memories are unruly things by nature. Some come when called, but most do exactly as they please, vanishing when you need them and popping up when you’d much rather they didn’t”
-I gave this book three stars because I felt like the pace was slow.