Velocity Weapon

Velocity Weapon (The Protectorate #1)Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O'Keefe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Imagine waking up in an evacuation pod in the medical bay of an enemy space ship, alone on an AI ship and find that you have been in the pod for over 200 years and everyone you know was destroyed in an attack on your planet. That is what Megan E. O’Keefe has laid out for us in Velocity Weapon. This is one of the Best Sci Fi novels I have read in a while, it has everything I want in a space opera politics, advanced AI systems, and secrets around every corner.

This novel is told from two main POV’s Sergeant Sanda Greeve and Keeper Biran Greeve. Sanda is in charge of a space battleship, while her brother Biran is finishing keeper training. There is an ambush during a routine mission and she finds herself in an AI controlled ship 230 years after her ship was destroyed. Biran is realizing his dream of being a keeper, one of the members of the leadership with a chip implanted in his head that contains portions of the governments biggest secrets. I love the way this novel was written.

This book starts kind of slow with our heroine Sanda waking up on an enemy research ship that the sole inhabitant is the AI that calls itself Bero. The ship informs her that it has been 230 years since the attack on her ship, that took one of her legs, and also the attack in which her home world was destroyed. The other main character is Biran Greeve he is graduating from Keeper school to start into working for the government. He starts a mad search for his sister against the wishes of the government and ruffles many feathers in the process. There is not a lot more I can say without getting into too many spoilers, I loved the constant guessing at what was next. As the tale goes on it picks up speed and comes to a dramatic conclusion.

This is a wonderful read and I am eagerly waiting to see what comes next for Sanda, Biran, and Bero.

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