Waiting on Wednesday : Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #1) by Jim C. Hines

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #1) by Jim C. Hines 

I haven’t read Jim Hines yet – I do have the Libriomancer but haven’t read it yet – so maybe I’ll start with this series – it does sound crazy. in a good way!  And, can I just be a book cover tart and say ‘look at the cover’ – come on,   As if that’s not enough – Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse!  Book, get in my life now – well, little bit of a wait – November 2017,  but, all good things to those who wait, blah, blah, blah!

Terminal AllianceWhen the Krakau came to Earth, they planned to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species.

This would have worked out better for all involved if they hadn’t arrived after a mutated plague wiped out half the planet, turned the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals, and basically destroyed human civilization. You know—your standard apocalypse.

The Krakau’s first impulse was to turn their ships around and go home. After all, it’s hard to establish diplomatic relations with mindless savages who eat your diplomats.

Their second impulse was to try to fix us.

A century later, human beings might not be what they once were, but at least they’re no longer trying to eat everyone. Mostly.

Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos is surprisingly bright (for a human). As a Lieutenant on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish, she’s in charge of the Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation team. When a bioweapon attack by an alien race wipes out the Krakau command crew and reverts the rest of the humans to their feral state, only Mops and her team are left with their minds intact.

Escaping the attacking aliens—not to mention her shambling crewmates—is only the beginning. Sure, Mops and her assortment of space janitors and plumbers can clean the ship, but flying the damn thing is another matter. As they struggle to keep the Pufferfish functioning and find a cure for their crew, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could threaten the entire alliance.

A conspiracy born from the truth of what happened on Earth all those years ago…

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16 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday : Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #1) by Jim C. Hines”

  1. Bob Milne

    I haven’t had a lot of luck with Jim’s books, but this does sound fun.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – it just sounds so madcap and I love the cover! This could be my Hines starting point.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I really enjoy Jim Hines’ writing and have read all but the last Libriomancer books. Like you, this one would be completely easy to add based on the cover alone, although “Janitors of the Apocalypse” is a great selling point as well. This one is definitely going on the wishlist.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do have the first Libriomancer book but as I’m already behind I could always start with this one *wiggles eyebrows*
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    This looks like so much fun. I haven’t read Jim C. Hines yet either, but he’s been on my list to read someday. Great choice!

  4. Danya @ Fine Print

    I have Libriomancer sitting on my shelves too, but I still haven’t read it. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to read it before I give this one a try, although I do love the cover artwork here!

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’ve always wanted to try something from Jim Hines, and this sounds like the perfect place to start, since I’m always in the mood for something as crazily funny as this book promises to be. And how could I resist some main characters holding spray-cleaning bottles as if they were weapons? 😀 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Exactly! Look at that cover, spray cleaners and mops – just watch me running round the house in a fury this weekend with my cleaning products! Armed and dangerous.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Nathan

    Isn’t Hines the one who posed in positions that various fantasy covers portrayed female protagonists? I think he is, they were great at showing the insanity of how contorted some of the shots really were. His books look good too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I want to see that. Now. Goodbye = I need to go Google.
      Lol
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    I’ve never read any Jim Hines – and this one is really tempting. Thank you for sharing, Lynn. It looks mad and fun:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      It does look mad – I really just like the idea of something so zany.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Every time I turn around there seems to be a new project attached to Hines that I’ve never heard of! This is a great find, thanks so much for putting it on my radar!

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