Polaris Rising

Harper Voyager. Feb. 2019. 448p. ISBN 9780062802385. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062802408. SF
DEBUT Ada von Hasenburg is the fifth of six children, and as a member of one of the High Houses that head the Royal Consortium and rule the universe, she's worth a lot to her family. Rather than be married off to rival house member Richard Rockhurst, Ada decides to run away. Discovered after two years, she's locked away with the notorious Devil of Fornax Zero, Marcus Loch. When their ship is intercepted by one from House Rockhurst, captained by none other than Ada's discarded fiancé, she knows that in his hands she will be no more than a prisoner and a detriment to her house. So what else can a space princess do but make a deal with a devil? Smart dialog among sharp-witted characters, as well as tight action scenes and a bit of sex and romance all come together for an exciting tale across the stars.
VERDICT This fun debut frolics through the space opera setup with an exciting and brave new heroine.
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