Tria's Tale (After the Fall #1)

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
In 2078, the Earth was invaded. After the Fall tells the stories of that time.

Tria Stevens distinguishes herself in the war against the Drackennishan, only to be betrayed by her lover. At the mercy of the enemy, she must fight for continued survival on the bloody sands of an alien arena.

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Published by Katarr Kanticles Press
Words: 33,470
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452460192
About G. L. Drummond

Puppy rescuer and equine slave who loves to write and entertain people. She writes scifi as G. L. Drummond, urban fantasy and other things as Gayla Drummond.

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Review by: headbees on Sep. 07, 2010 :
Excellent! I read this twice before finally getting down to writing a review. The main character, Tria, and the action plotline reminded me much of Robert A. Heinlein's "Friday", so I had to reacquire a copy of Friday to read again for comparison.

Tria isn't artificial or polyamorous like Friday, but she possesses a similar practical attitude about work that needs to be done, kicks prodigious ass, and does so without ignoring her feminine side. The strong-willed character and her search for family are so similar to Friday's quest I was surprised to find out (by accident) the author hadn't read Friday.

In short, if you like the women Heinlein based on Ginny, but prefer the sex scenes wouldn't fade to black, you can't go wrong with this. It's packed with action-- both the armory and amorous kind, and has a few twists if you're the "Oh, no!" type of reader.

Two things I often find disappointing about science fiction are too often writers create details about aliens for the convenience of the plot, and the humans always win. I added an extra star because the cultural details of the Drac and Katarrs and all differ from each other but make perfect sense, and Earth actually surrenders. Both of these additions are unusual and deserving of notice.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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