Tadeo Raines knows what they say about him. It’s all lies.
But lies are better than the truth.
He broke the rules once and swore he’d never do it again. Now traitors plot against the fleet, and he’s tasked with hunting them down and stopping them. Permanently.
Tadeo was born to command, born to lead the last remnants of humanity to a new Earth. He knows there’s a better world out there: Daylight at the end of humanity’s long night. And he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the fleet there.
Even if it means walking the line between loyalty and treason. And breaking the rules… Again.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
After reading Legacy Code, the first book in this series, I was really curious to see how Paragon continued this series. I found paragon to be a little bit slower then Legacy Code, but it was still a good book. It continues some plot lines from the first book and introduces a few new ones. There are some surprised and it ended with a bang!
This series has me intrigued, it feels realistic, real and frightening at the same time. Humanity is alone in space in their fleet of ships and they have nowhere to go, they try to find a better earth, a new home. I want to know if they ever find it. The book felt a bit depressing at times, due to the heavy themes. And sometimes I had trouble continuing, but I was invested and I wanted to know what would happen next. The pace really speeds up towards the end and I have to say that was one of my favourite parts of the book.
I had some trouble adjusting to the new main character in this book and how it switched to a multiple point of view. The beginning was good and then it slowed down a bit for me. I didn’t connect with Tadeo as much as with Era. Tadeo isn’t a bad person, but he has done some bad things and he was struggling with himself. He isn’t a really likeable person, although he did make a good main character. There also is a side plot about a side character that I felt didn’t really tied into the rest of the storyline, although the ending hints that he might be more important in the next book. I wasn’t a fan of his point of view, because while I was routing for him, I also felt like it slowed down the pace and I rather go back to the other pov’s.
There isn’t as much world building in this book as in the first book, some bits and pieces are added and we learn more about the president and the board thanks to Tadeo his higher position. I also liked what we learned about the other ships in the fleet, this book focussed a bit more on the fleet as a whole then only on the Paragon, although the focus was on the events on the Paragon, it felt like the other ships were involved as well.
To conclude: Paragon was a good book and a great sequel. It was a bit slow at times and I had trouble adapting to the new point of view, but I did like the book. It can be a bit dark and depressing at times. The ending was fast paced and leaves me with so many questions that I wish I had the next book already.
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Other books I read and reviewed by this author:
– Autumn Kalquist – Legacy Code (Legacy Code #1) – 4 stars