Book 1 in The Martian Alliance Chronicles
Author: Gini Koch
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Release date: October 1, 2011
Author's website: Gini Koch
Things aren’t what they seem to be when Princess Olivia of Andromeda jumps aboard a spaceship to escape a loveless marriage.The crew of the Hummingbird really are the best of the best when it comes to pulling scams and making money. The Royal Scam focuses on a Princess that boards a spacecraft to get away so that she doesn't have to marry the Prince of another royal family. There is more than meets the eye and Gini Koch does a great job entertaining the reader with the storyline in the book. I felt I was a member of the crew as they embark on a mission of doing what they do best, making money.
Join the crew of the Hummingbird as they take on the rich, famous and sleazy of the galaxy. They're also on a long-term secret mission, so it's a good thing they're the best con artists, spacers, and roughnecks in the Milky Way, because they need all their skills to pull off this particular Royal Scam.
I also enjoyed learning more about the different members of the crew since there are only a few humans aboard. There is a Shape Shifter, Humanoids that are Martian, an Anachnidan, yes you read that correctly, and a Polliwog. They all work well together and I can just tell that their future escapades are going to be a lot of fun to read.
I'm giving The Royal Scam a rating of:
Although I'm still new to reading Science Fiction, I can say that Gini Koch has a knack for writing them. She always makes them fun and interesting. The characters are memorable and make you wish you were a part of the gang. I'm looking forward to see what they are going to pull of next!