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Jinx On A Terran Inheritance Paperback – February 15, 2012
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A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at beyond the speed of light. The beacons are built to be robust. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to. Learn more
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In Jinx on a Terran Inheritance, this style is taken to the max. The humor and irony is there, and so is the action. This is also the longest of "The Trilogy" (for lack of a better name). Alacrity and Hobart are on their way to Blackguard, a planet infamous for its oppression of the weak and poor by the powerful, who made it into a theme park where they can play out fantasies such as being Lord of a medieval castle, etc. This is also where Hobart's inheritance, a ship called Astrea Imprimateur, is being held. With no idea where the ship is on the planet, or if it has fallen into an evil warlord's hands, they set out towards the planet with no funds, and no way to get there. Eventually, they get employed as breakabouts by a ship captain, and off they go. One of the funniest parts in any of the books is where they make a stop on a planet in the process of a funeral for the mayor of one of the cities or something like that. I won't give it away, but you'll get there soon enough....
I don't think it's possible to dislike this book. Any fan of good sci-fi should get this, and anyone who calls himself/herself a fan of Brian Daley should already have it.
Long live the Srillans!
Although it's the second book in the trilogy (which includes "Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds" and "Fall of the White Ship Avatar"), it's my favorite of the bunch. I didn't mind to read any of this trilogy out of order; each book sets itself up strongly.
What Daley created was a pair of great characters and some top-notch adventure sci-fi. It's a shame these books are out of print; my copies of the last two are starting to disintegrate from heavy reading. If you can find the trilogy at all, pick it up: Each book is a great read.
Downside: the conversion to digital was obviously done by a second rate Optical Character Recognition program, and not checked by any competent copy editor or proof reader. More than a little distracting. For example, 'rn' is frequently rendered as 'm'. There are lots of other examples, but that one is particularly common.
Rating: Story 4 stars, production 1 or 2 stars
Amazon: If you are going to charge almost the same price for the digital version as the paper back, you HAVE to edit these things or your customers are not going to buy anymore. I could probably go online and find an illegal copy that has less typos. This is just ridiculous. It reflects very poorly on your brand.
While you could read this book by itself, it really needs the background of the predecessor volume, 'Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds,' in order to shine its brightest. The companions in misfortune that were introduced in Requiem continue their adventures through dens of techno-cannibals, lairs of scum and villainy, abject poverty, fabulous wealth, battles with clone librarians, negociations with juvenile gangs, and intoxicated funerals for varnished aliens. Every bit as good as Requiem.
Like the previous book in the series ('Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds'), I rate this one 'G.' I consider the content of this book to be suitable reading for all ages.
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I originally read this series in high school and I was curious as to how they would hold up. I was very pleased. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alexander Gray
I love the Hobart Floyt, Alacrity Fitzhugh books sorry that they are OOP, it was great to see them on for the Kindle. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Getting to know the strange duo in the first book of Brian Daley's best story. I really liked these guys.Published 17 months ago by E Vaughn
I reviewed the first one and this one follows through on the rollicking space opera qualities I noted in that one.Published 21 months ago by William Reich
A continuation of a beloved series by Brian Daley. The action is paced perfectly and the characters draw you in! So much fun!Published 22 months ago by M.—
It was approximately Christmas, 1985 -- although it's possible that it was the following year. I unwrap a gift from my favorite aunt, and it's a paperback copy of _Jinx on a... Read morePublished on December 26, 2013 by Trevor W.
Continuing the story begun in Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds: (Alacrity FitzHugh and Hobart Floyt, No 1). Two friends meet characters around the galaxy. Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I red this story originally when I was in high school. It was just as fun to read today as It was back then. However, it was plagued with spelling errors throughout the story. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by Randall S. Hall
This was one of my favorite series when I was younger (think teenager). I had lost the hardcopies years ago and with fond remembrance began reading them again. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by E. Wolf