Colonel Rob Walker always does his duty, even when it means risking shaky relationship with his family. When he’s ordered to bring the treaty negotiations between the Terran Federation and the Aleyni to a successful conclusion, he’s determined to do just that, even when both sides would rather he fail. How can Rob pull off a miracle and avoid a war, one where both sides could be destroyed?
My Review: 4.6-Stars
I enjoyed reading Rob’s Rebellion, however, I am not a fan of the cover. I do not think it says anything about the story and does not speak of Sci-fi. Overall, this is a good intriguing story with espionage and lots of good world-building. I think the characters are well-rounded, and I especially like Rob, the main character.
Margaret did a fantastic job bringing Rob to life with some well-done realism. I could picture his house and family life, the chaos and togetherness of seven people in a three-bedroom house on a planet where no one wants them.
The writing is well-done, the characters will draw you into their story, and I liked Margaret’s style. The story is full of political intrigue with good twists and turns.
I thought the beginning was a little back-story heavy but after that, the story took off. While I understand why the author used the keyword tags, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender, I do not think she needs them. Although there are a couple of “sex scenes” with M/M, M/M/F/F, threesomes and foursomes towards the end, they are either referred to, fade to black, or about three sentences long with no graphic language. This is not a romance book. This is not an erotica book. Don’t let those tags scare you off from reading a great Sci-fi book.
I recommend Rob’s Rebellion: Novels of Aleyne to everyone who likes Sci-fi and anyone who likes to read books in general. You will be surprised by this book.
For more reviews on Rob’s Rebellion: Novels of Aleyne by Margaret Fieland, head on over to The Naked Reviewers.