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Sleeper Ship (THE RIM CONFEDERACY Book 2) by [Rudnick, Jim]
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Book 2 of 14 in THE RIM CONFEDERACY (14 Book Series)

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Jas P reviewed Sleeper Ship (THE RIM CONFEDERACY Book 2) -- 5 STARS!!!
 Fantastic Sequel to Pirates, Sleeper Ships is a Brilliant Read September 3, 2016
I enjoyed the first in the Series of Rim Confederacy, although, the Captain Scott's love affair with Scotch did wear a little thin by the end of the first book.
Things didn't change on that front in this book - but I have to admit, it was used differently in this book, and wasn't so intense.

Rudnick has created a wonderful Universe to create his story in, with the Rim Navy, the Royals, and various other Rim players that make up a 'Council' as well as the usual Pirates and 'Alien' races.

In this book, Scott and his crew are being punished for how things played out at the end of the last story, and are sent to check out all the perimeter buoys. Whilst on this mission, they encounter a Sleeper Ship, a ship full of a race that has left their planet with the aim of finding a new place to claim as a home. The last Sleeper Ship found by the Rim Navy had disastrous consequences, so this time Scott is tasked with resolving things without incident.

This time however, the Sleeper Ship has a secret that will send the Rim into Meltdown (sorry No Spoilers), and between the Barony, the Rim Navy, another Council member and the Sleeper Ship themselves, things get very interesting.

This is a really intriguing and cleverly written story, with lots of different angles, political intrigue and some fascinating interpersonal play between the main Characters.
Rudnick writes some really fascinating Characters, but the best parts of these books are the interplay between Captain Scott and Lady St August. They seem to despise each other, and yet constantly keep getting thrown together for missions, resulting in some often amusing confrontations and conversations.

I was critical of the drinking in the first book as it seemed to dominate a lot of the plot and book without much purpose, but in this book, we start to get a feel that the drinking is a real escape for Scott and a coping mechanism for what he has been through, and as a functioning alcoholic, he needs it to get through his day. However, there are some really clever bits of writing in this book around his drinking that led you a better understanding of what is going on, and it is used very well in the conversations with other characters as well as the plots.

The other great thing in this book, without trying to give too much away, is the Alien Ship. Rudnick has done a wonderful job of creating a race that is unique, but still similar to the rest of the universe. The Sleepers are such a fascinating and creative people, with this amazing background and culture that Rudnick has developed and explores as a part of his story, giving his book so much more depth.

My only complaint about this story, would probably be that I felt that the ending was a little rushed, and felt like it was left with several unanswered questions. However, this is not enough to detract from the overall story.

This was a really great book, and a fantastic sequel to Pirates. If you enjoyed Pirates, you will really enjoy Sleeper Ship.Show Less

About the Author

Being a youngster in the 1950's meant that I was a voracious reader in what has been called the Golden Age of Science Fiction. That meant that for me, my heroes were not on the hockey rink or gridiron - but instead in my local Library where at 12 I had a full Adult card (thanks Dad!) and took out more than 5 books a week. Everyone from Heinlein, Norton, Leiber, Pohl, Anderson, Simak, Asimov, Brackett, Van Vogt and more....I fell in love with and eventually owned Ace Doubles of my own. While I never knew who wrote the Tom Corbett - Space Cadet series, I fell in love with them and they had a place of honor on my own bookcase too! With that kind of an introduction to Science Fiction, it's no wonder that when got my writing work done, I turned my own fictional side of my brain to writing same. It's one thing I know to write - and a totally different matter to release same to the world - something that I've just started to work on....suffice it to say my own works are rooted in that Golden Age and it's that era that I'd like to one day be known as a teensy contributor to in some small way...

Product details

  • File Size: 3022 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RUDNICK PRESS; 1 edition (August 30, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 30, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B014PNYYBI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,720 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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