|Digital List Price:||$0.99|
Save $0.99 (100%)
Independence (Two Democracies: Revolution Book 0) Kindle Edition
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-8 of 71 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
While recovering from a devastating battle a Ship Commander is faced with difficult decisions about discovering valuable intelligence about their opponent and saving her own crew.
Simultaneously, their opponents pilot is trying to recover control of their ship - a devastatingly powerful unknown quantity.
The story alternates between the Commander's experiences and the pilots during the direct aftermath of the battle.
When does humankind step beyond the boundaries and create that which should not be?
I can see great potential for this series.
The two ships have all but destroyed each other, and the surviving crew struggle to make repairs and, even more, to make sense of the limited information their damaged ships allow them.
The fog of war (yes, even in space) slowly thins and the crews begin to orient themselves and to respond to new challenges.
This process is a very nice parallel with the reader's experience, as the situation becomes steadily clearer. Decision-making is critical, time is ticking, and the consequences are measured by body count.
What am I going to do?
I'm going to get more Alasdair Shaw and read, read, read!
' He was the Indescribable Joy of Destruction. He was a Rampager class warship, the most manoeuverable and destructive vessel built by man.
Shaw, Alasdair. Independence (Two Democracies: Revolution Book 0) (Kindle Locations 431-433). UNKNOWN. Kindle Edition.
We know this is a game changer in war, and the opposing Captain came so close to glimpsing the secret. Now, how will Book 1 treat this weapon?
I give it 4 stars for writing, one for plot, imagery and pacing (too bad I cannot give more).
The writing is solid, although a little confusing in places, but relatively few typos drive the narrative to completion. There is a lack of depth, to be expected from such a short 'book,' but I'd be interesting in learning more about the crew members in future installments within the series.
We're left with too many questions, the biggest one is WHY? What's the point? I can only suspect there's more to come; perhaps a Book 1 or even 2. I do have to say this was well written and interesting enough for me to continue reading. I normally quit reading before I get very far into any book I don't think will be worth my limited reading time or a Four Star Rating.
To the author I say: I'M WAITING !
Review by THE HOLEY ONE
The revelation at the end is a great twist but I think it would have been even more effective if the focus didn’t switch from one viewpoint to the other about two thirds through the story.
Independence works well as a prequel to the Two Democracies series, introducing the main character and providing a glimpse into the conflict between the Republic and the Congress.