Another Great Story From Phipps & Suttkus
4.5 out of 5 stars
I dove into this one without seeing anything other than the cover, authors, and narrator. I knew that I was still going to enjoy it because of all of those other things listed. I love pretty much every book that Phipps and Suttkus have done together – this one being no different.
The overall vibe that I got from it was a bit different than some of their other books even though it was set in the same gritty world that Agent G is set in. This one had a definitive cyberpunk feel and seemed to have a little bit less of the “comedy-first” feeling I get from some of their other books. I’m not saying this wasn’t funny, of course, it was. I’d riot if a Phipps book didn’t make me laugh. But, it was a little more serious and a little bit more gritty and dark-first.
Now, saying all of that – it was still a damn good book. Daughter of the Cyber Dragons was definitely a crazy story. Every time something would happen I would almost have to pause the book and be like “did that just happen?” But, Phipps and Suttkus definitely kept me on my toes. I couldn’t even begin to guess where this one was going to go and I love books like that.
I particularly liked the way that things sort of kept leading to more things. The story really had a great flow to it and every time I thought Kei was going to figure something out or things were going to change for her – they’d toss everything on her head and it would be down the rabbit hole again.
Overall, Daughter of the Cyber Dragons jumped off of the page and reminded me a little bit of some other books I’ve read (the one that stands out that this reminded me the most of was Daughters of Forgotten Light by Sean Grigsby). But mostly because that was also a cyberpunk and gritty world that involved a female main character who rode a bike – the stories were completely different. I thought that Catherine Ho knocked this one out of the park. I listened on a busy flight home and her performance really sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go.
Keiko “Kei” Springs is a Rider, a specialized form of delivery girl and mercenary all in one.
They are among the most highly prized criminals in the dystopian neon city of New Los Angeles. Kei has been running from her past for years and has literally erased it from her mind using a popular street drug called lethe. Unfortunately, you can’t outrun your past forever, even on her specialized Nina cybercycle.
Strapped for cash, Kei accepts a job she probably shouldn’t after barely surviving a live fire test by a married pair of oligarchs. Teamed up with a group of other mercenaries and cyborgs, Kei is to seek out a stolen computer program that has the power to drive otherwise ordinary individuals to shocking acts of violence. Her team includes her ex, a handsome bioroid assassin, a teenage hacker, and a ruthless corporate exec that all have their own agendas. It’d be the worst time of her life if not for all the ones she can’t remember.
The Cyber Dragons trilogy is set in the same world as the Agent G series and is an exciting action adventure cyberpunk thriller with plenty of humor.Daughter of the Cyber Dragons by CT Phipps, Michael Suttkus
Narrator: Catherine Ho
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
Series: Cyber Dragons #1
Published by Podium Audio on April 5th 2022
Also by this author: Cthulhu Armageddon, Agent G: Infiltrator, The Tower of Zhaal, Lucifer's Star, I Was a Teenage Weredeer, An American Weredeer in Michigan, Lucifer's Nebula
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