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- ASIN : B00OPJENFU
- Publisher : Sanddiver Books Inc. (October 20, 2014)
- Publication date : October 20, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 3375 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 378 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #252,952 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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All except one Vice Admiral who as always seen something in her.
After a major battle, with significant losses, Dunmore is offered the chance to command a rundown missile Frigate, one with a reputation that is less than stellar. The alternative is a desk job with very little chance at any sort of future, or career.
Obviously, she takes the Frigate.
She has a hard time with the Frigate, the crew are at an all time low, and before she can even get aboard, she finds a slovenly Non-Com at the boarding ramp looking at porn on his comp, in a grotty uniform. It gives her a clear indication of the state of her new command.
After fighting to get her ship into actual ship-worthy and ready position, after the time allotted is cut in half, just to try and make her fail, Dunmore manages to get into space.
Stingray is a ship of dishonor though, one that has hit rock bottom.
This story is so real, so gritty, it is written with such emotion, and so much power. You can feel the despair coming off the pages as you read about the different crew members, and you can feel anguish of Dunmore, as she tries so desperately to find a way to pull the ship up into fighting shape, and to shake off the hate and dishonor that their former commander has left lingering over all of them.
Thomson writes like he has been through this, has actually lived onboard a ship just like this, and felt these emotions, it is written so well.
With pure grit and determination, Dunmore runs the ship through drills until she thinks they might be ready. She also runs several investigations, looking at what has happened aboard the ship, and starts to build an amazing story of treachery, dishonor, debauchery, and cowardice, cowardice that resulted in the destruction of her prior position.
The story continues on with an exceptional series of battle sequences as the Stingray hunts a convoy (I won’t give anything away here), and the battle scenes are written with so much depth and detail, it is like you are sitting in the middle of the battles.
Thomson is a brilliant Author for this style of writing. He is masterful at the descriptions of battles, the dialogue between crew as they discuss tactics (both the enemy and the main characters), but more importantly, he truly understands the motivations and the emotional state of each and everyone of his characters, and is able to describe this with outstanding, and captivating detail, so the reader (or listener), can really understand how the character is feeling at each stage of the story, whether they be in the thick of battle, trying to relate how their commander was a traitor, how they are a traitor themselves for some characters, it is all just so well done.
This is easily one of the best Mil Sci-Fi books I have ever read, in all of the Mil Sci-fi books I have read in the last 43yrs.
I can’t wait to get into the rest of the series, it leaves me with goosebumps the series is just so good, It is like Christmas!
I think the characters could be a little more developed and nuanced. They seemed one-dimensional. There were too many plot progressions that were predictable, and it left me wondering why our characters were so slow to see what was staring them in the face. Perhaps I have read too many space operas and that is why it seemed predictable. A good start to the series,it was well written, and I look forward to reading the other books in it.
Was so impressed that just one-third of the way through this book went and bought the other two the author has already written.
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The space warfare is very well described along with the intricacies of F.T.L travel. The twists and turns of political scheming on both sides add a further dimension to the problems confronting the leading character and the slowly gelling crew of her new command. Hard action, tough decisions and disparate consequences run through this very well told story which I found to be compelling reading.
Siobhan Dunmoore is a solid, well rounded character, almost broken from her last bit of action, she is given command of the frigate Stingray. At the end of its life, having its previous captain arrested for cowardice the Stingray is at the lowest ebb. At a time where humans are at war with the Shrehari, every ship is needed, so Dunmoore takes her obsolete ship and unknown crew into danger.
Space battles, politics, treachery, intrigue its all here. The Shrehari are a bit Klingon like and hard not to see a bit of the famous Honor Harrington in Dunmoore, but I’ve read the Honor Harrington books and I genuinely thought this was as good, if not better.
A crackling and smart space yarn that weaves the threads of duty, honour and redemption into the theatre of interstellar war and corrupt politics. The Shrehari bear more than a passing resemblance to the famous Star Trek baddies and like Dunmoore have to run the gauntlet of political spies, backstabbing politicians and petty military dogma. Dunmoore is a smart, battle hardened and slightly reckless protagonist given the poison chalice of captaining the ready for scrap missile-frigate Stingray and its near mutinous crew and bringing both back from the brink.
Great pacing, plenty of action combined with a subtle sense of humour too.
A perfect guilty-pleasure of a read.
My concerns as to whether I had already read future stories by already having the Honor Harrington series aside, it was good enough that I have bought the next in the series to see how things progress. Overall, about 4.8 stars.
There is nothing new or groundbreaking in this space opera, it’s all been done before but there is a reason for that: the formula works if written well and this is written well.
If you are a sci fi fan who needs the physics and engineering of every component of the ship explaining then it’s not for you, if you like an action adventure set in space where the good guys win then you might have found a new serious of books to read.