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"Shadow Captain does what a great sequel should do: it builds upon, rather than replicates, the earlier work while escalating the drama and upping the stakes. ... The worlds'-shattering conclusion has us very much looking forward to our next voyage with the Ness sisters."―B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog
"The sequel to last year's space heist story, Revenger, is an equally-gripping story about two sisters, Adrana and Fura Ness, on the hunt for the greatest treasure in the universe."―Kirkus
"The Revenger series is an emotionally raw trilogy about a space pirate crew looking for collapsed planets ... If you're looking for a fierce sister story, you will definitely enjoy Revenger."―Book Riot
"A swashbuckling thriller--Pirates of the Caribbean meets Firefly--that nevertheless combines the author's trademark hard SF with effective, coming-of-age characterization."
―The Guardian on Revenger
"Revenger is classic Reynolds-that is to say, top of the line science fiction, where characters are matched beautifully with ideas and have to find their place in a complex future. More!"―Greg Bear on Revenger
"Alastair Reynolds [is] one of the leading lights of the New Space Opera Movement . . . . Revenger is tremendous fun." ―Locus
"Reynolds has sketched in a galaxy littered with the relics of former civilizations (human and alien), with plenty left to the reader's imagination, and room for a sequel."―Library Journal on Revenger
"An expert mix of the fantastical and horrific."―Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Revenger
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- Publication Date : February 4, 2020
- File Size : 2810 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 642 pages
- Publisher : Orbit (February 4, 2020)
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0819W4456
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0316462756
- Best Sellers Rank: #52,589 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So, the basics are that the Ness sisters continue their quest to understand quoins and the repeating cycles of civilizations emerging from the ashes of prior epochs. They have a pirated pirate ship to do this in, and some determined enemies hunting them. It *should* make for a tense, taut thriller, and because it's science fiction, it *should* have a ton of engaging new concepts to capture our imagination and spirit us into our far future. But it doesn't. It's like Reynolds has run out of imaginative puff, and now we're left with a pretty pedestrian chase sequence, told almost exclusively in alternating 'one sister, the other sister' viewpoints that fail to capitalize on all the other viewpoints at play. Including some alien ones, that would have been particularly novel and its not like Reynolds can't convey sophisticated perspectives, he's certainly done that before.
The problem is that the problems Adrana and Arafura run into seem like padding. There is a HUGE mystery to solve in their little world, but it does not feel that it needs over 1,000 pages between three books, to solve it. If it's even solved. That's another niggle. I am not sure that this sequence is just a trilogy, the ending is so limp. Is another book coming?
Irrespective, I get that having set up a powerful mystery, you need a serious payoff for the reader, but it really did feel as though the big reveal was more "Hmmm" than "Wow". Which was a shame, because the hints of stranger things are pretty compelling. Quoins are clearly more than anyone expected based on the second novel, and Adrana has always had a bee in her bonnet about the crash and burn and start again that's been going on across deep time. I was keen to find out what it all meant. And I kind of did. But not really.
So, who to recommend this to. Obviously, reading "Revenger" and "Shadow Captain" is the price of admission for "Bone Silence", but should I now retrospectively suggest that if you've not read "Revenger" you shouldn't buy it? Honestly, I'm not sure. Reynolds is still a solid storyteller, but if I reflect on Peter F. Hamilton's latest, this seriously misses the mark. It is not bad science fiction. But it is not terrific either and across three books my star rating has gone five, then four, and now three. I don't think that Reynolds is dialing it in, but perhaps this sequence should have been two books instead of three and perhaps the editor could have been slashing and burning harder. Because, for me, this one has too much ho-hum narrative going on, and that's always going to be a disappointing read.
The Revenger series isn't my favorite, but it was still very readable and enjoyable. But this last installment missed the mark on so many levels!
First of all, the dialog. Who talks like that? We get either the "I is sure", and "those coves are chin wagging", or the convoluted and overworked dialog between the sisters (why say "I hope not" when you can say something like "I wish I could reassure you on the outcome, sister, but I am afraid it is impossible for me to do so with full assurance". I am making it up but only because I don't have the book right in front of me to give you the exact words. But you get the gist). Mr editor? Hello? No to mention that the 2 sisters speak with the same voice to the point I had to double check several times which one was talking.
Something I really enjoyed about the previous books was cracking the baubles and what they would find in them, but there's little to none in Bone Silence. This book is almost all about people talking. And given the dialog as I already said, is pretty painful, it does not make for a fun read.
The book gives some crumbs of explanation on what the quoins really are, the cyclic nature of the occupations, the alien species and their dealings with humans, but I found them mostly unsatisfactory, and some right down silly. And the resolution to the whole affair of the quoins (which I won't spoil if you still want to read this book) is so insipid I couldn't believe what I was reading.
Oh how far has Reynolds fallen from the golden ages of his Revelation Space masterpieces! What happened? Somebody bring back the Reynolds of old please!
The sad thing as soon as I finished it I was really excited for the next installment in the series, only to see at the end of the acknowledgements it said this was the end of it. Talk about highs followed by crashing lows. I loved the book but it is a horrible ending. Horrible. No more Reynolds books for me unless it is a continuation of this series.
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i'll be sad to see the back of the Ness twins.
The book was a great ending to the series. I was rushing through the last half of the book late at night desperate to find out what happened at the end.
This was a interesting / different series for me. the first few chapters of book 1 had a slight YA feel to it, and some of the pirate like language that continued through the series just felt slightly weird and offputting but the rest of it totally outweighed that one slight thing.
I loved the wide sweep of their universe and would love to come back and explore it later in other maybe stand alone books.
I really enjoyed this, and would happily re-read the series. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Worse still, there are many things that happen that just don't make sense, like one of the heroins not being disabled when everyone else is by a certain environment, but with no explanation as to why.
This book has been delayed relative to the original advertiserd release date, and having read most of it I wonder if the delay shouldn't have been longer. It feels rushed, which is a shame, because I generally love what Reynolds writes.
I love the snark in this book, the interplay between the sisters and those around them is dry, sarcastic and entirely relatable to anyone with a sibling.
The story is an epic and is told in singular style.
The bottom line is that it’s very much worth the entry price...