The Rise of Io

Wesley Chu
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The Rise of Io


Made me decide to read the Tao Trilogy

A thief, con-artist and smuggler who is present at the death of a woman, becomes the receptacle from the alien fleeing her body at death.

I really enjoyed this (although I figured out the "reveal" quite early on). The main character is a criminal, but nevertheless likable, and the novel kept me engrossed enough to finish it an evening. If there's a sequel, I will definitely read it.

This was enjoyable enough that I decided to read the Tao trilogy, which is set in the same universe.