What's more important?
A headstrong teenager. A world-weary crime lord. A dangerous prison break.
Starla Dusai is fifteen, deaf — and being held as an enemy combatant by the Indiran Alliance. Willem Jaantzen is a notorious crime lord about to end a fearsome vendetta — and most probably his life. When he learns his goddaughter has been captured by the Alliance, will he be able to save her? And her, him?
STARFALL is the first book in Jessie Kwak’s Durga System series, a fast-paced series of gangster sci-fi novellas set in a far-future world where humans may have left their home planet to populate the stars, but they haven’t managed to leave behind their vices. And that’s very good for business.
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This is a great novella, it shows you a glimpse of a fully realized universe and leaves you wanting to explore it more. The writing is excellent and the characters are multidimensional. It’s a quick read and appropriate for any age. Very enjoyable!
Science fiction fun with unusual and developed main characters, deep world-building, and an engaging plot. This is a world I will want to come back to.
This is a great piece of sci fi, with fun explorations into the everyday lives of space pirates and back room dealings of interplanetary gangsters. I particularly appreciated the varied cast, from a deaf girl protagonist to Asian women mob bosses. It’s so refreshing to read stories that include more kinds of people than just white men.
The description of the Durga system is life-like and exceptionally narrated. Starla, the main character is girl power at its best. I especially loved the short yet absorbing story that left me wanting more. Looking forward to experiencing the next Durga System installment!