Persephone Station

Stina Leicht

fiction science fiction
adventurous medium-paced

512 pages | first published 2021

Hugo award-nominated author Stina Leicht has created a take on space opera for fans of The Mandalorian and Cowboy Bebop in this high-stakes adventure.

Persephone Station, a seemingly backwater planet that has largely been ignored by the United Republic of Worlds becomes the focus for the Serrao-Orlov Corporation as the planet has a few secrets the corporation tenaciously wants to exploit.

Rosie--owner of Monk's Bar, in the corporate town of West Brynner, caters to wannabe criminals and rich Earther tourists, of a sort, at the front bar. However, exactly two types of people drank at Monk's back bar: members of a rather exclusive criminal class and those who sought to employ them.

Angel--ex-marine and head of a semi-organized band of beneficent criminals, wayward assassins, and washed up mercenaries with a penchant for doing the honorable thing is asked to perform a job for Rosie. What this job reveals will effect Persephone and put Angel and her squad up against an army. Despite the odds, they are rearing for a fight with the Serrao-Orlov Corporation. For Angel, she knows that once honor is lost, there is no regaining it. That doesn't mean she can't damned well try.

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adventurous 97%
tense 31%
mysterious 22%
emotional 18%
funny 18%
dark 13%
challenging 12%
lighthearted 9%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 4%
reflective 4%
sad 4%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%


medium 69%
fast 21%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Plot: 40% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 41% | Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1%

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