Author: Stewart Hotston
Genre: Science Fiction
Helena is one of the Oligarchs, genetically-enhanced, centuries old families who rule the world. As a new world war begins, she is ordered to find a boy who could save the human race from genocide. Yet all is not as it seems; Helena’s finds enemies on all sides, intent on bringing about the war with all its horrific consequences. To make matters worse, Helena’s own integral AI, accidentally freed from its constraints, challenges both her motives and her identity, yet she has no choice but to accept its treacherous aid if she is to have any hope of surviving those who need her dead.
Review: Helena is one of the greatest characters I've read about in scifi. She's capable of handling herself, she doesn't need rescuing, and although she has enemies just about everywhere, she keeps on pushing through. I really liked the plot and storyline, with the Oligarchs and AIs, and the story kept me entertained. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys scifi. 8/10