Review: The Storm That is Sterling

Posted November 2, 2011 by Jen in 3.5 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating B, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction Tags: , ,

The Storm that is Sterling

Release Date: Nov. 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Zodius Series # 2
ISBN: #978-1402251597
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (339 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher

About the book:
Sterling Jeter, Renegade Super Soldier, is fearless, powerful, and wildly unpredictable. His life-threatening mission is to save the beautiful, brilliant astrobiologist Rebecca Burns from ruthless villain Adam Rain. But their immutable mutual attraction threatens to put them in the path of death… or worse…
What Gikany is talking about:
The Storm that is Sterling is the second book in the Zodius Series.  It picks up shortly after the end of The Legend of Michael, and focuses on a secondary character from that novel, Sterling Jeter.  Sterling, like Michael, is a GTECH soldier and has allied himself with the Renegades.  His primary role in the Renegades is as an information officer stationed in Las Vegas.  Sterling becomes aware of a dangerous new street drug emerging in Las Vegas called “ICE” that is killing its addicts.  In his quest to determine the origin of ICE and how to combat it, Sterling seeks out Dr. Rebecca “Becca” Burns.  
This novel focuses less on the divisions between the Renegade GTECH soldiers and the Zodius.  Because of this, the world building that should be continuing to take place as the Zodius Series progresses is somewhat flat.  There was no new information presented about the origins of the GTECH program and, primarily due to the peripheral role of Sterling to the Renegades, nothing was shared about the main ongoing battle between the two factions.  
The romance part of The Storm that is Sterling was much better than that of The Legend of Michael.  Becca and Sterling’s developing relationship is one of the main plot lines of this novel and was well done.  As a Science Fiction fan, I would have liked to see more development of that aspect of this series.  On the whole, this was an enjoyable novel and hard to put down.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Gikanys Rating:
Liked it a lot – recommend (B+)

Books in the Series:

The Storm That Is Sterling
The Legend of Michael

3 responses to “Review: The Storm That is Sterling

  1. I can understand your hesitation to try the second book. The first book in this series was very uneven. This book is less choppy and has a better flow to it. It reads more like a romance with tidbits of the paranormal thrown into it rather than the vast conspiracy tale of the first book.