Book Review of Bonded Agent by David B. Riley
Published by Wolfsinger Publications in 2016
Genre: Science Fiction
Bonded Agent by David B. Riley is a science fiction novel recently published by Wolfsinger Publications. The tale focuses on Sarah Meadows who works for the biggest insurance company on Mars. Do not let her job description put you off however, for Sarah lives a very exciting life and gets into adventures which grow in magnitude and importance as the novel progresses.
There are a few different races filling up our universe in this work and strangely, Sarah dislikes the people of Earth the most out of all of them. Although she is human, she ends up siding with the “lizard men” race known as the Tau. The Tau are at war with Earth, but not Mars or humanity.
Sarah’s aid starts with small things, but soon she is conscripted into their army and is awarded the title of general. As it turns out, she has the abilities of a major strategist and her skills for thinking of what no one else would consider, enables her to make choices which create situations where her enemies cannot keep up.
This novel is inventive and has the feeling of an older type of classic like John Carter of Mars, where the story is more important than worrying over whether other races could exist in our solar system. I had no problem with this and found the different races and their cultures interesting. The Tau were almost more funny, because of their odd behaviors which did not mesh well with most humans.