Review: The Royal Scam – Gini Koch

Series; The Martian Alliance #1
Genre: Sci-fi
Pages: 15-ish, ebook
Published: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Source: For review

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.

My thoughts:

Honestly I can’t say much since it was really short. But I will try my best.
I would not say it was much like her other series about Kitty. No, the tone was different and the laughter, fun and sexiness was not here. It was just more sci-fi, which is a good thing.
The crew are con artist, and what their big con is in the end we do not get to know. But we learn what the smaller con is and it surprises me. I did like that. As for the crew, there are humans, not so human like beings, shapeshifters,, just your regular crew really.
Even if the writing was good, for me the novella was just too short. It was like I rushed in and then out again. Still for Koch fans it is a must.
I also found myself more interested in another storyline that will not be looked at. Too bad cos the Princess one could be interesting.
Too short for me

31 thoughts on “Review: The Royal Scam – Gini Koch

  1. Jenny says:

    Only 15 pages? That is really short and I never feel like I get time to settle in before I'm kicked out of the story again. It does have an intriguing premise though!

  2. Mel says:

    Sometimes you just want to get stuck in and the journey is over too quickly! Still it might expand my science-fiction reading! 🙂

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    CarrieIt was a short story but still short!CaroleThanks, it sure was not easyJennyI know, it is just over way too fast. I want to settle too.CharlieYeah sorry :/ Here I finally review sci-fi and then is the shortest possibleJenny NThis is book 1 so I guess it is coming

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    NiseI guess I can't always be happyAmusedI know, short is evil sometimesDanaWell, you could read it in 10 minutes you knowAurianI hope so too :)MelI sure do not get to read a lot of sci-fi either so it was fun at least

  5. Missie says:

    15 pages? Really? What can you say in that amount of time? Then again, I've had to write within that many pages for my term papers and I know how hard it is to fill up white space with words. LOL

  6. Yvonne says:

    I've read a few really short books lately and they just don't do it for me. One book I downloaded to my Nook was only 7 pages. That hardly even qualifies as a book.

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    MissieI have 5 pages to write this weekend and even that will be hard to fill ;)MelissaThe thing is that I wanted a longer story of another story within thereStaciSadly so very very blahMelissaTry it 🙂 But I do prefer her Kitty katt books much moreYvonne7 pages is…yes, not even a story in the endStephIt is book 1 so it will come I guessThanks Ana!NinaThat it is, I do need more to fall in loveDCWell then it would be perfectJenniferStick with the Katt ones 😉

  8. carolsnotebook says:

    I like short stories, as long as that's all they're trying to be. I'm a little confused though, since they have a Big Scam to pull off, but you don't get to know about it. Sounds like the start of a bigger story.

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    CarolI guess that there will be more short ones…I guessNaidaIt was not rushed exactly, I just need moreCherryThis is something entirely new. Nothing to do with the other seriesRoro, it is

  10. says:

    15 pages. So this is like a short story. Wow, but it does sound intersting. I think I'm going to check it out…at least 15 pages isn't going to ruin my life if I don't like it much. Plus you have it as #1 maybe this is a teaser and the next book will be a novella or novel.

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