Slow bullets by Alastair Reynolds

What I expected: 

I expected war and battles of the bloody, vicious kind. With factions fighting each other and struggles for power. 

What it was: 

Completely different to what I expected. 

This book opens with a first person account of the events that led up to Scurs revival on a prison transport ship after declaration of peace following a war encompassing solar systems. She soon discovers that all is not well and must take steps to ensure her own safety as well as that of all others on the ship. Thereafter the ‘community’ on the ship must pull together to ensure that they will survive the catastrophic situation that they have been thrust into, if they can grasp the enormity of it! 

Plot twists and turns had me wondering what else can go wrong and will they even survive; and the twists continued – right up to the end of the book. 

I started this book on a Spring afternoon and carried on reading until it was finished – the same day! 

I would recommend this title to a friend. 

4/5 Stars 

Following my post about how I intend to rate my books, this books has bee re-rated to…

5/5 Stars (What this means…five-stars-applied-carefully)

I received an e-ARC of this novel through NetGalley.

Official synopsis:- 

From the author of the Revelation Space series comes an interstellar adventure of war, identity, betrayal, and the preservation of civilization itself. 

A vast conflict, one that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scur—and for humanity—peace is not to be.

On the brink of the ceasefire, Scur is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead in the ruins of a bunker. She revives aboard a prisoner transport vessel. Something has gone terribly wrong with the ship.

Passengers—combatants from both sides of the war—are waking up from hibernation far too soon. Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to a world which is no longer recognizable. And Scur will be reacquainted with her old enemy, but with much higher stakes than just her own life. 

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