Review: Honor’s Knight

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Review: Honor’s KnightHonor's Knight by Rachel Bach
Series: Paradox #2
Published by Orbit on February 25, 2014
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
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The rollicking sequel to Fortune's Pawn -- an action packed science fiction novel.

Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either.
After a mysterious attack left her short several memories and one partner, she's determined to keep her head down, do her job, and get on with her life. But even though Devi's not actually looking for it -- trouble keeps finding her. She sees things no one else can, the black stain on her hands is growing, and she is entangled with the cook she's supposed to hate.
But when a deadly crisis exposes far more of the truth than she bargained for, Devi discovers there's worse fates than being shot, and sometimes the only people you can trust are the ones who want you dead.

Seriously, you guys. If you have not read Fortune’s Pawn, that just has to happen. It’s the most Firefly-esque thing I’ve read. The writing is fantastic, the characters are wonderful, and the plot is breaking my brain and heart. Though I didn’t end up loving Honor’s Knight quite as much as Fortune’s Pawn, it’s still completely amazing. If you like science fiction at all, seriously THIS.

Devi continues to be my favorite thing. People talk about kickass heroines a lot, and I think Devi is about as kickass as it is possible for a human being of either gender to be. In Honor’s Knight, she’s suffering from a bit of memory loss due to things in the previous book, but it doesn’t make her any less her awesome self. Also, for the record, amnesia plotlines are often horrible, but Bach’s did not piss me off. Devi continues to be of a fight first and think later mentality. She continues to think lovingly about her weapons and armor. She continues to not be remotely stereotypical. I love her so much.

Rupert and Devi are KILLING my feels. Freaking killing them. They have so much chemistry and I spaceship it in hyperdrive. Honor’s Knight is a bit feels-ruining. Think Firefly with the constant running for lives and deaths and danger. Yet, through it all, there’s Devi’s awesome narration. Basically every message I sent to Meg (Cuddlebuggery) as I was reading was in all caps and about how many feels I was having.

The plot of Honor’s Knight is a bit bananaballs with nuts on top, but I’m fairly certain in a good way. There are some fantastic twists in here and I know that Bach is not afraid to hurt my feels, so I spent a lot of time being really concerned. Book three is going to be insanely epic and I am terrified and excited all at once.

Honor’s Knight was a bit slower for me than Fortune’s Pawn. The opening especially I struggled with. Bach chose to start the novel with an unrelated scene and I had no idea what was happening for twenty pages. The plot took a bit longer to take off, but once it does the pace is fast.

I’m keeping this short, because I REALLY don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. Read this series. That’s basically what I have to say.

Favorite Quote:

“Living is dangerous work,” Nic said serenely. “And invariably deadly.”

Tl;dr – Review in a GIFfy:

I do think.

I do think that, indeed.

4 responses to “Review: Honor’s Knight”

  1. Meg says:


    *deep breaths*

    Okay. Anyhoo. I did not even consider how annoying amnesia storylines usually are. Apparently Rachel Bach is so awesome she can temporarily wipe less awesome books from your mind.

    SPACESHIPPING IN HYPERDRIVE! Well put. This ship is so very that. And so hard on the feels in this installment, but still amazing. Lots of hyperventilation on my end as well.

    BANANABALLS WITH NUTS ON TOP <— best wordage. I award you Monday. It is yours, do with it what you will.

    Pretty please may I have Heaven’s Queen right now? No? That’s cool, I’ll just spend my time imagining what certain characters could be up to given how things were left off at the end of Honor’s Knight. *waggles eyebrows*

  2. Nikki says:

    I… need to read this series, don’t I? I’ve been wanting something sci-fi and vaguely Firefly-esque (at least approaching Firefly-levels-of-awesome) for quite some time, and this series sounds like it fits the bill!! :O I remember seeing your review for Book 1 as well, and it just sounds amazing. I need it in my life!!!
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  3. For just a minute I was thinking to myself ‘do I see firefly influence here?’ And then I realized that in my own review of Fortune’s Pawn I called the series I mix of Firefly and Warhammer 4k.

    And I am totally stealing the phrase banana balls with nuts on top.
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  4. Bonnie says:

    I also didn’t love this one as much but Devi is the freaking best thing ever.
    hahahaha… banana balls with nuts on top. Good one.
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