Monday 5 October 2020

Joint Discussion: Rogue Protocol

Hello all! Carole and I will be discussing "Rogue Protocol" by Martha Wells. I am in red and Carole in purple.

Author: Martha Wells
Title: Rogue Protocol
(The Murderbot Diaries #3)
Genre: SciFi, Novella
Published: August 7th 2018
Format: ebook & audiobook
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
Pages: 158 

Summary: SciFi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is again on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah’s SecUnit is.

And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.

I must say that so far this was my least favorite. I felt like Murderbot was not her usual dark funny self, and I did not get the same feeling.

Yes, I have to agree that this wasn’t my favorite. I still liked it and enjoyed it to a point, but it felt a little flat. I also really missed ART. Sighs. 

Miki wasn’t bad, but she was no ART, and the humans, meh. So it was a good book, but not my favorite adventure. I also felt like it got us nowhere.

Miki wasn’t bad, but yessss for sure not ART. I liked Miki’s owner (blanking on the name). The rest were dumb. It felt like it was setting something up though. Maybe there will be a big fight or reveal or something in the next one. 

I hope so, something must happen. The more I think about it the more disappointed I get, one should not over-analyze. But yes it was not the same old Murderbot. It was more a filler to me, oh,or book 2! If Novella 1 and 2 were like book 1, then this was book 2 syndrome with novella 3.

That’s a good way to describe it! It was very book 2 syndrome-y. It felt like a transition and sure we had some drama and a huge fight at the end...but it was just okay overall. I did the audiobook version again and even though the narrator was fantastic I would find myself not paying attention especially at the beginning. There were a lot of slow parts in this one. 

So not the best one, I hope novella 4 will be better. And yes I honestly do not have a lot to say about it. Stuff happened, the end. Bad planet.

I have hope the next one will be a touch better because it did feel like we are building up to some big event soon. Murderbot can’t stay hidden for long! Esp with helping all these humans. I am hoping with all this kindness and saving people they will protect Murderbot if it is discovered. That would be nice because Murderbot didn’t have to do anything. 

Yes, I sure hope Murderbot will be ok! I guess we will read and find out ;)
The end?

I do worry!!! Can’t wait for book 4!! I have hope!
Yesss, short but sweet again. ;) The end!

About the Authors
Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging for a long while now. The last few years the epic duo has been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.


  1. Hopefully the next one is better!

  2. great covo girls I needed this with my morning coffee!! :) xo

  3. It's an author I heard a lot about and that I should try

    1. Wait and see what we think of novella 4 :D

    2. Wait and see what we think of novella 4 :D

  4. I've only read *listened* the first one as it was on an Audible deal. I feel like the books are a little pricy for being novellas so I haven't continued.

    1. Yeah, I got them from TOR free, cos else they were much for little



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