Good morning everyone,
September began and brings with it the beginning of the new school year, university exams for many, and almost to its end, the much-anticipated (at least for me) season, autumn.
The review today is on The Diabolic of S.J. Kincaid, read for the italian publisher.
It is a book completely set in space, on planets and on ships, where mechanics no longer exists.
The diabolics are creatures that are created specifically to protect the person who they are bought for, with their own life if necessary. Our protagonist, Nemesis, is one of them and her job is to protect Sidonia, the daughter of a senator.
But one day the Governor decides that it is time to kill all the diabolic because they are considered dangerous. Sidonia is too tied to Nemesis, so with the help of her father she saves her, killing one of the servants in her place.
Everything changes when Sidonia is summoned to the Chrysanthemum, the place where the governor and his family live. Unknowingly, her mother calls a label teacher to send the diabolic in place of her daughter. And so it happens.
Nemesis must watch her back because many want her dead, until she finds an ally that helps her in everything. But the governor called all those guys there for a reason.
Without saying anything to anyone he kills their family members, naming the kids, legitimate parents’ successors, new senators and viceroys.
They are all upset about what happened and Nemesis knows that she missed her mission, to protect at the expense of her own life Sidonia. But she finds a reason to live when she patters a deal with Tyrus Domitrian, the nephew of the governor, his mad heir, or at least he has made everyone believe it in his whole life to make sure he is not killed.
Henceforth they follow attacks, promises of marriage, finds, new alliances, and much more, ending up in an unexpectedly way.
The story was new, beautiful. I had never read such a book, set entirely in space, full of intrigue and betrayal. I loved the thread of history, but …
I didn’t like one thing in the narrative:
the scenes were too short. I like small chapters, but these scenes were perhaps a little too hasty. Many times they ended too soon, when the reader would have expected more. Sometimes, however, they drifted too much on irrelevant thoughts, I would have preferred it to be better structured, but in return I adored the plot of history.
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