Sisterhood of the Suns: Pallas Athena
by Martin Schiller
This turned out to be quite the addictive novel and it is only book one of a series. Over the past week and a half I have built up my knowledge of the Sisterhood, a completely female society of humans formed as the result of a “Y” chromosomal plague, through the weaving of four separate but concurrent stories. On tale follows the exploits of a super agent with Psionic powers, another that of an orphaned girl who joins the marines to avenge the destruction of her birth colony, at the same time a ship commander who finds love after her life mate dies while continuing the search for her missing daughter and a forth story revolving around a religious sub-sect and their work to bring that male part of the species back.
Trust me, there is a lot of story there and I have not given any spoilers. Just hopefully wetted your appetite for more. The big box here is science fiction and there is very little if any hand waving involved. Sub-genres which are well addressed are military fiction, romance, space opera, alien encounters and dystopian society. All four of the main tales woven in this work are connected to the USSNS Pallas Athena, a huge naval vessel that projects sisterhood diplomacy into the colonial systems, and sometimes outside. Strap on your battle kit, check your Mark 7 blaster battery and make sure to have plenty of GSG-20 smart grenades for your adventure in this book.
Short version, I definitely recommend it. 5 out of 5 stars.