- By Michelle Diener

Dark Deeds

  • Title: Dark Deeds
  • Author: Michelle Diener
  • ISBN: 9780992455958
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dark Deeds Far from home Fiona Russell has been snatched from Earth imprisoned and used as slave labor but nothing about her abduction makes sense When she s rescued by the Grih she realizes there s a much b

    Far from home .Fiona Russell has been snatched from Earth, imprisoned and used as slave labor, but nothing about her abduction makes sense When she s rescued by the Grih, she realizes there s a much bigger game in play than she could ever have imagined, and she s right in the middle of it.Far from safe .Battleship captain Hal Vakeri is chasing down pirates when heFar from home .Fiona Russell has been snatched from Earth, imprisoned and used as slave labor, but nothing about her abduction makes sense When she s rescued by the Grih, she realizes there s a much bigger game in play than she could ever have imagined, and she s right in the middle of it.Far from safe .Battleship captain Hal Vakeri is chasing down pirates when he stumbles across a woman abducted from Earth She s the second one the Grih have found in two months, and her presence is potentially explosive in the Grih s ongoing negotiations with their enemies, the Tecran The Tecran and the Grih are on the cusp of war, and Fiona might just tip the balance.Far from done .Fiona has had to bide her time while she s been a prisoner, pretending to be less than she is, but when the chance comes for her to forge her own destiny in this new world, she grabs it with both hands After all, actions speak louder than words.

    1 thought on “Dark Deeds

    1. I was a bit shocked to discover this second book in the Class 5 series had a new protagonist. I had expected the whole trilogy to be Rose and Sazo's story. I quickly got over my initial disappointment and soon warmed to our new lead character Fiona. Her story was just as much fun as Rose's and her arrival caused nearly as big a stir in the complicated and very delicate political situation in the region. Just like Rose, Fiona had been snatched from Earth by a Class 5. The big difference in this o [...]

    2. *An ARC was given in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the writer and the publisher for the opportunity to read this.*(3.75 rounded down to 3.)There was no sex in this book. I repeat, there was no sex. Hell, Fiona and Hal didn't even get to second base. And oh, the sexual tension between them only surfaced at around the 50% marker; before that, everything was all space opera drama. What the hell?If I was a lesser nerd, I would have hated this. But the fact is, I'm not. I'm probably one [...]

    3. Still really liking it.I never would have thought light space opera with a dusting of romance was my thing, but apparently it is. Then again, who doesn't love an escapist adventure fantasy these days? The more up to date I stay on current events, the more I want to escape this solar system.Full review as soon as I finish this trilogy.

    4. 3.5 stars. Not quite as wonderful as the first book.Be warned that the romance is nearly nonexistent in this book.The heroine goes through almost as much trauma as Rose did in the first book. However the hero's crew did not embrace the heroine so much as tolerate her. Some were outright rude and borderline abusive to Fiona. Hal's crew try to get him in trouble by tattling to the Admiral about him and Fiona. The crew's disregard of Fiona almost gets her killed, and they could have cared less. The [...]

    5. Well the follow up to Dark Horse is an engaging adventure set in space and featuring a heroine who doesn't know how to quit. For months Fiona has been held captive , with no idea just why aliens abducted her. To add insult to injury she's been used as slave labour, abused and almost starved! Her captors see her as little more than pond life but Fiona is an intelligent woman and fools them all. Hurt, frightened and yet refusing to go down Fiona confuses everyone with her inane singing ( hey a gir [...]

    6. I put off reading Dark Horse (Class 5 Series Book 1) for months because a space romance just did not sound interesting even though I have loved EVERYTHING this author has written that I have read so after I corrected that bit of stupidity I grabbed this one pretty much immediately and it took a few more chapters to get going than Dark Horse did but once the plot was in full swing it was every bit as captivating and exceptional as Dark Horse (Class 5 Series Book 1) was in almost every way.While I [...]

    7. I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review. I love the first book, Dark Horse, and I love this one too!This one is more action oriented; the romance is just a hit until well into the story, but I appreciated that because the action was so very interesting!The Class 5 thinking systems are so cute! Here we meet Eazi and while he's not such a strong presence as Sazi was, he's still very much endearing and connected with Fee.I love the moltitude of beings and the convoluted politics be [...]

    8. 4/5; 4 stars; A-I really enjoyed this light sci fi romance. There were good guys, bad guys, Intelligent thinking systems, space ships and lots of adventure. I liked this book enough to go right out and buy the next two in the series. I wanted to check this author out and found I like her style. I would rate all three books the same.

    9. Fiona Russell has been snatched from Earth, imprisoned and used as slave labor, but nothing about her abduction makes sense. When she’s rescued by the Grih, she realizes there’s a much bigger game in play than she could ever have imagined, and she’s right in the middle of it.Battleship captain Hal Vakeri is chasing down pirates when he stumbles across a woman abducted from Earth. She’s the second one the Grih have found in two months, and her presence is potentially explosive in the Grih [...]

    10. I want to start this review with saying that the first book, Dark Horse, was one of my favorite books last year and it also got me more into reading sc-fi. With that said, I also want to say that Dark Deeds definitely was a worthy sequel. I loved it just as much as the first book if not a little more. This book is about another human woman, Fiona, who has been abducted from Earth but unlike Rose who was used to experiment on in the first book, Fee has been used as slave labor so she hasn't had i [...]

    11. Ok I'm done with this series now. I read the first one and rated it 3 stars. It was ok, but I thought perhaps it had potential as a series. Sadly, that was not the case for me. This book felt way to similar to the first book. The plot and characters seemed almost identical. The romance still remained rather PG as well. Not a series I will personally continue. Glad it was offered as a kindleunlimited though.

    12. 4.5/5While Dark Deeds didn't feel quite as dramatic and groundbreaking as Dark Horse it was fabulous in its own way, and I enjoyed it very much, peeps. Fiona is just as plucky and resolute as Rose, but at the same time she is very different. She is abducted from Earth a month or so later than Rose, there is no experimentation done on her. Instead she is simply stashed away on a trading ship and forced to work in harsh and hostile conditions. She also doesn't know anything about class 5 thinking [...]

    13. I found myself wanting more romance, what? Come on! Oh me. I am never happy, well except for in romance, then there is enough romance. But when it comes to books toeing that line between being romance or not being romance I am always too little! Too much!I did not have enough to say about that in book 1, hmm, maybe enough romance there then? Or maybe I just did not feel that Fiona and pointy ear alien got enough time together. There could be another book, ohh, nah, a short story, where Fiona and [...]

    14. Not interesting. The best I can say is that I read the whole thing.This is book 2 in the Class 5 series. I really enjoyed book 1 “Dark Horse” but not this book. There was nothing special about it. The characters, the plot, the events - nothing grabbed my interest.Fiona a human is kidnapped by Tecrans and then given to the captain of a Garmman trading ship. The Krik arrive and later the Grih arrive. She asks the Krik and the Grih to free her from her imprisonment. The Krik say no. The Grih ca [...]

    15. I loved the first book and impatiently waited for the next in the series. The author tells a tale that you become enraptured with. Both the MC's are great, but Fiona really shines. She's strong, amazingly resourceful, and vibrant.The story was great, especially to a sci-fi nerd like me, but there were some things I was a bit disappointed in that I can't get into without completely spoiling some things- and I hate doing that. Don't worry, the hero isn't a manwhore jerk, and there's no cheating. I [...]

    16. The second book in Michelle Diener's Class 5 series. Fiona Russell was stolen from Earth and now a slave to a Garmman captain. When a Krik ship crashes into the bay of the ship she is on, she believes an escape is possible but it's not until the Grih land, (that was chasing the Krik) that she is rescued. Grih Battleship Captain Hal Vakeri had heard about an "orange", (Rose from Dark Horse), that had been taken from Earth but this is not her. The Tecran apparently took more than one illegal intel [...]

    17. This second book in the Class 5 series is very good. It has less romance than the first one but there is a developing relationship that makes it a love story none the less.I really like the heroine. Her backstory is different than Rose from the first book and she is a bit more brave in her exploits but she has the same calm, practical, clever personality as Rose. I think the writer could have done a better job making them distinct but as I love both heroines I find that I don't care so much. The [...]

    18. 01/04/2016Same song, second verse, a little bit louder and a little bit-JUST AS COMPLETELY AWESOME AS THE FIRST!!!!!!!!*screams in glee* I hit my side in happiness and excitement when I finished reading. Gah, I want the next book so very, very, *very* badly.Okay, so worldbuilding - great! Characters - lovable! Plot - pretty freaking awesome! I read it and I loved it with my whole entire heartsly next book pls1/6/2016 edited to add:Gah!!!!! I want to know what happens with all the different alien [...]

    19. I'm really enjoying this series that started with "Dark Horse". "Dark Deeds" maintains the classic science fiction adventure vibe and gives a thoughtful take on alien abduction, self-respect and resilience.I very much enjoy the nope, that might be a spoiler and I don't like sharing spoilers. Let's just say that one of the younger characters is a real joy and there's a very neat twist to his future.As with "Dark Horse" I think "Dark Deeds" is perfect for fans of Anne McCaffrey. Relationships are [...]

    20. I'm sensing a pattern here but at least we still don't get insta love, just lust and companionship. I understand feeling a connection with someone who has helped or rescued you, especially when it's a life and death situation. I still feel weird about them not wanting to try to go back to earth. Also the elf ears reaction will never stop being hilarious!

    21. Another great story, the world building is truly well done and the details about each step taken well thought. Some "technical" informations seemed a bit off.I rally wished the romance wasn't as subtle. It would be perfect if we could have more emphasis on the emotional/social interactions between different species and also if the romance content was a bit heavier overall.

    22. Holy heck, how did I miss that this one was coming out? How on earth did I miss it getting posted to and Netgalley? Why doesn't Netgalley let us flag authors for alerts? I guess this one is as much of a surprise for the year as last year's book Dark Horse, which I adored. I mean seriously adored, I've since read it probably a dozen times, and I am going to read it after finishing Dark Deeds. It is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time, so I implore you to pick it up, read it, and love it! Even N [...]

    23. I loved Dark Horse the first book in the Class 5 series. In fact I liked it so much it was one of my Hugo Nominees this year. That left me fearful before I started reading Dark Deeds. Sometimes when I love the first book in a new series the second is a disappointment. Dark Deeds held up my expectations with an unexpected twist.Fiona Russell is a great main character and Hal Vakeri does a good job of being her alien support. Small spoiler – I knew that there was an AI in Dark Horse so I expecte [...]

    24. I have an addictive personality. So when I find an author that grabs me, I generally have the urge to read everything they've ever written as quickly as possible. Delayed gratification is not something I believe in. The occasional problem, though, with reading an author's books back to back is that they can become repetitive, and that was the case for me with Dark Deeds. Fee is not quite the same as Rose and Eazi's not quite the same as Sazo, but the similarities are there. I think Dav was more [...]

    25. Loved this book just as much as Dark Horse. We have another Grih ship captain who falls for an abducted human, the second abducted human this universe has found. Like Rose from the book before, Fiona has been in captivity a while and has (mostly) come to terms with her situation. She's been used for slave labor, not dissected like Rose, but her life has been difficult too. She's malnourished and beaten, but we get to skip all of that and get right to the meat of the story--the point where she es [...]

    26. I really enjoyed this sequel, almost as much as the first! This book also had a thinking system side-kick, similar to the first book, but with an entirely different story. I'm having fun reading along as the thinking systems develop. I can't wait for the next book to come out!11-5-2016 re-ead update: I swear I didn't even notice that the H&h don't physically hook upever, in the book. That's how fun, action packed and engrossing I find these stories, even an erotica lover like me appreciated [...]

    27. Finished my first book of 2016 and absolutely loved it. I'll be writing a longer review at another time but for right now I will say the writing is excellent, the pacing wonderful, the plotting good and the characters terrific. There is less romance here than in her first book but that fits the story perfectly and worked fine for me. My fuller review is available at likesbooks/blog/?p=18183

    28. A solid 4 stars. Yes, there are some similarities to the first story but there's still a lot of world-building going on with the introduction of the new UC member nations and satellites. Yes, there's no s*x, which for a romance is virtually unheard of these days but I actually didn't mind that at all. I like that this series feels like it could become a space opera. A thoroughly enjoyable read and I can't wait for the next book!

    29. I love that is book has a simpler and straightforward plot compared to the 1st book. Really excited to see what will happen next as with the ending there's a lot more to be expected from the series.I do wish there's more romance though. Like one reviewer says the main characters didn't even get to second base. If just based on the romance development, I'm half expecting the next book to be on the same couple because it feels like their story is incomplete. Hence, less one star due to that.

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