The Story: Starship nurse Andi Lloyd’s adventures in space continue as her ship, the Surveyor, rescues the crew of a science station. The charming captain of the science station reveals that he has a plan that could bring much good to a hurting planet. But since his plan is illegal, would it be worth the cost?
The characters are what drives the Firmament series, and of course the regulars appear in Machiavellian, from the heroine Andi to the stoic Guilders. The villain reminds me a bit of Long John Silver from Treasure Island, due to his charming manner and interest in the young protagonist. The moral questions the story raises are well worth pondering. Fans of the series are sure to enjoy Machiavellian, and it seems likely to win over new fans.
Content Overview: Some mild violence.
You can learn more about the Firmament series at firmamentseries.com and jgracepennington.com. Also, you can find out which Firmament character you are most like by taking the Character Test. I took the quiz and it said I’m most like Dr. Lloyd, Andi’s father.