This was a world where two black women with spears trumped three white men with guns, and one unarmed musician trumped them all. This was going to take some getting used to.
After barely escaping Earth with their lives, Joan and Daniel scramble to piece together the mystery of Killer 31 while dodging police, security guards, fanboys, and a dark hooded figures.Daniel always intended to take on the Firebird mantle and fight his father’s enemies, but he didn’t expect to have to do it at the age of thirteen under a hail of spears and bullets.
Joan was hoping to find a world where she wouldn’t be isolated because of her powers, but adjusting to existence on the bottom of Duna’s racial hierarchy turns out to be more painful than any of the alienation she experienced on Earth.
Grieving, unbalanced, and quickly becoming the most wanted people on the Dakkabana space station, Joan and Daniel are forced to strike up alliances with some unlikely people: a hyperactive Firebird fanboy, a friendly painter, and the disappointing son of an otherwise powerful warrior family. Can the group of misfits pull together into something resembling a team in time to outsmart their enemies and save Firebird? Or will Robin Thundyil’s legacy disappear with him?
★★★★★ 5/5 – Fantastic whirlwind – couldn’t put it down
“Knowing how much I loved Theonite: Planet Adyn, I set aside a full day to just sit down and read Orbit, and I’m glad I did. The pacing of this book really helped pull me into the confusion of entering a new culture without overwhelming me. The changes in perspective between the very confused and culturally dislocated Joan and the somewhat confused but more culturally stable characters native to Duna let me catch my own breath. Definitely really happy with this newest installment of Theonite!”
— Aidan Sea (Amazon Review)
“The storytelling in the Theonite series has been excellent so far, and I’m really looking forward to the next book! The concepts of race and caste are eased into view in this book, and the glimpse of ideas for how the world would look without a white conqueror history was hugely interesting to me.”
— Robbie Antenesse (Goodreads Review)
“This book was so good! I couldn’t stop reading! I read 514 pages in 5 days! I would recommend this book to anyone! I am not a big fan of science fiction, but I love this series.”
— Annabelle (Goodreads Review)