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Ann Somerville grew up in one of Australia’s prettiest small cities. In 1989, she left Australia with a BA and a burning ambition to see more of the world and its people, and to discover this ‘culture’ thing people kept telling her about. In 2006, she returned home to Southeast Queensland with two more degrees, an English husband, and a staggering case of homesickness, vowing never to leave Australia again.
Ann writes mostly science fiction and fantasy, and most stories feature LGBT characters.
on April 14, 2012 :
Games & Consequences is essentially a mystery, largely told by Ria. While the reasons and people behind the frame-up are a little more obvious to the reader than they are to Ria and Sila, the police investigator on the case, there’s still enough of a mystery here to keep you reading. Even once Ria figures out that Darr is behind the plot, he still has to prove it. Along the way, as his private life gets exposed, he has to try and convince people that the BDSM sex he enjoys with Jerna is not the same as the abusive relationship that Darr had with Pavine.
While it is a good read, this sequel isn’t quite as good as the first book. It didn’t really tug at me emotionally the way Remastering Jerna. A big part of that is probably that you just know that Ria is going to work it out eventually and rescue Jerna, who isn’t quite as isolated this time, like he was in the first book. Still, it is a very good mystery, so I’m giving it four stars out of five.
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)
C S McClellan
on Aug. 06, 2010 :
Games & Consequences is the sequal to Remastering Jerna. As usual with Ann Somerville's books, it's well-written and an engaging read. For anyone who loved Remastering Jerna, it may be a bit of a disappointment, since it's Ria rather than Jerna who's the central character this time. This time around, Jerna is so thoroughly a victim of circumstances and without the resources to fight against them, that it's much harder to relate to him than it was with the previous book.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)