Waiting on Wednesday: Koko the Mighty by Kieran Shea

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Koko the Mighty by Kieran Shea
Expected publication: August 25th 2015 by Titan Books

With an outstanding Ultimate Sanction bounty still on her head, Koko Martstellar (ex-mercenary and saloon madam extraordinaire) and Jedidiah Flynn (former orbital sky-cop) have narrowly escaped death in paradise.  Rescued during a storm, Koko and Flynn are taken in by what amounts to a self-sufficient outlander cult. To save Flynn’s life, Koko barters her warrior skills and assists the de-civ group in fending off their most imminent threat: a horde of genetic-mutant raiders. However, even with the group’s foes bested and their idealist lifestyle somewhat enticing, being among the outlander de-civs doesn’t sit well with Koko.

In spite of  the de-civ group’s hospitality and Flynn’s arguing that they have it pretty good, Koko suspects something is amiss. People within the outlander group’s interlocking compounds keep disappearing with flimsy explanations—people like the girl who died on the cliff before Koko and Flynn’s rescue—and soon the group’s leadership assesses Koko as a threat to their secret agenda. As the mystery unfolds, Koko’s limits and loyalties—perhaps even her love for Flynn—will be tested.

And as if that isn’t enough, bounty agent Wire has managed to track down Koko and, after a little politicking, is preparing to lead an army of genetic-mutant raiders in a last-man-standing battle against the cult . . .

I finally picked up a paperback copy of the first book a few months ago, so we'll have to see if I can get caught up in time. It sounds like precisely the kind of over-the-top, kick-ass diversion I need.


  1. I was just thinking that - it sounds like just your style, Bob.

  2. OOh that looks very intriguing! Like how kick ass that cover looks!

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  3. WHAT! This sounds awesome! I'll have to check out the first book!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

  4. Great pick. Very different from whatI've seen so far :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

  5. Yup, it sounds exactly like a kick-ass diversion! Let us know how it is!

  6. I recognize the cover style from the first book! The artist did a great job with these books :) And, also sounds like a great read!

  7. I have this on my list too! Koko Takes a Holiday was a really entertaining popcorn book, let's hope this brings more of that action and fun.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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