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- File size : 2775 KB
- Publication date : January 1, 2019
- Print length : 349 pages
- Publisher : Rivenstone Press (January 1, 2019)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B07KV6SXCC
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #75,307 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The heart of the story lies in two mysteries - one for the crew of the ice prospector ship Jakob Waltz as they encounter an anomaly that could threaten their lives, and the other for Fleet Chancellor Kathryn Roja, who uncovers a plot to undermine the government and perhaps tilt the solar system into chaos.
Both mysteries are deftly handled, both the hard sci-fi as the ship's crew must fend for themselves to unravel a puzzle that leaves their ship battered and their bodies bruised and worse - and the hard politics as Roja tries to work out who is behind a scheme that could see the construction of a secret fleet of ships.
The author deftly moves the pieces of the puzzle into place - just in time for all hell to break loose!
I really enjoyed this book - Craig has a real talent for not just explaining scientific detail well but to use the science to advance the story itself. This is rollicking, knock-it-out-of-the-park sci-fi, an adventure that sizzles across the stars. It's the kind of writing that stands comparison to Larry Niven or Greg Bear - and would be a great read for fans of the Expanse series.
This is the start of a series, and I'm truly hooked - count me in for the next books!
My only complaint is that the book is hard to put down. Once you think you are beginning to understand what’s going on, plot twists and unexpected developments make you want to rocket through till the end. Legacy of Pandora leaves me hungry for more.
These storylines combine to produce a gripping blend of mystery and deep-space horror, dark political intrigue and thrilling scientific discovery. Both narratives move along at a blistering pace as the peril facing Chancellor Roja and the intrepid crew of the Jakob Waltz ratchets upward. The tension rises further as it becomes apparent that the research vessel may have been deliberately sent to its doom and the fate of the Human Union itself hangs in the balance.
The author has created a realistic projection of extra-Earth colonization and a fairly plausible (and plausibly flawed) system of governance. If humanity ever manages to cooperate our way into space, this is quite likely how it’ll happen. And even if we make it to the stars, chances are our own self-destructive tendencies will follow us there. Which poses the question: even if we survive poisoning our home, will we be able to survive transitioning into a space-faring species?
And will we survive what we may find out there?
Legacy of Pandora is an ambitious tale and the start of what is sure to be a fascinating trilogy. I highly recommend giving it a read!
This is the first story I read by this indie author, but I’m looking forward to reading more. The characters are consistent and thoroughly described. The prose flows like a river near a waterfall, even though it’s hard sci-fi and there’s a great deal of technobabble. Still, I found myself turning on the pages following the events of the crew and the risks it encounters without being disappointed. The final revelation left me on the edge, as many questions remain without answers. I can’t wait to read the sequel.
There are two stories happening simultaneously; one following Jakob Waltz, an ice harvester, and the other following Chancellor Katrina Roja, which keeps the story moving along and the intrigue building as we begin to guess how one will impact the other. This is the first of a long series, so if you’re looking for a gripping new hard sci-fi series to get hooked on, look no further!
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Meanwhile, back ‘home’ things are not any less tense. Katryna Roja is facing a political fight over nothing less than the future direction of humanity. Intrigue, infighting, cover-ups and betrayals litter the pages as much as techno-concepts and incredibly believable hard sci-fi developments.
What I liked:
The idea of an all-action hard sci-fi is not a familiar one, but this book pulls that off incredibly well. There are both elements in spades!
The technical detail is amazing, everything from the impact of living on planets with differing gravities to how life on board a spaceship might actually be. It is researched to a T and all completely believable.
The storyline. I could rave on about this for paragraphs of spoilers, so I won’t and I’ll just say that it is genuinely page turning.
What I struggled with:
I am not a regular fan of hard sci-fi so I did just occasionally get that ‘woosh!’ sensation as the techno-babble or descriptions of technology, especially of the crew of the Jakob Waltz (which was probably all good physics and not ‘babble’ at all), parted my hair on the way over. Hard sci-fi fans will adore it, though.
The repeated occurrence of incredibly short chapters finishing on a cliffhanger. I found it very difficult to keep in the flow of the story at times because of this. I even flipped forwards on occasion to keep with the storyline I had been following and then went back to read the other bit afterwards. That said, I’m sure many readers will enjoy this and find the staccato style a huge plus.
This is that rare beast - a genuinely good read. It will appeal to people who read a broad spectrum of genres from hard sci-fi purists, through action-adventure book lovers, to those who like a damned good mystery, and those who enjoy nail-biting political thrillers. It’s all there in one volume - and with two more to follow up with right away, what’s not to love?.