Authors: M.J.L. Evans and G.M. O'Connor
Series: Novella 1 of 6
Release Date: January 28th 2015
Format: Paperback & Ebook
Source: free on Smashwords
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Novella 1 begins In 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica with Atia Crisp and her sister Livia shipwrecked and sold into slavery. They are soon separated and Atia is used a pawn in a deadly card game. Atia is swiftly liberated by French pirate Gator Gar and they take refuge at Cherry Red's brothel. They meet up with allies including the medication loving Dr. Strangewayes and Theodore Binge the card shark.
A lover of Sci-fi and history, half his brain lives in the seventeenth century past while the other sails perpetually through space.
No Quarter: Dominium is the first of a six part novella series. As the first part it achieves to present the characters, the scenarios and the plot in general lines.
Set in 1689, this is the story of Atia Crisp and how because of a series of events she ends up being a victim of the slavery system. There are many secondary characters and subplot to develop in the future parts.
The POV is constantly changing, the narrator tells us about what is going on in different places which allow us to see the whole picture, get to see where every character is standing and what his or her motivations are.
The writing is really good, it captures the essence of that era and it gives the story a fast rhythm. The historical element is well used; the descriptions of places, ships, pirates and even the clothes make the world more complete and believable.
I can imagine a great love story between Atia and his savior but for now they are just together trying to survive.
Being a novella this one is a short read and I’m giving it three stars because is a good platform for a great series and as a presentation it does a good job. I want to know what’s next and I’m sure it only will get better.