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D now they're in charge Captaining a fearsome ship of their own adventures are theirs for the taking and there's hoards to loot a. Shadow Captain the seuel to one of 2016 s best science fiction novels is even entertaining than Revenger in fact it s preposterously good This futuristic pirate tale from master space opera writer Alastair Reynolds is a uniue and original take on space adventure and this time revenge and grief are at the forefront of characters minds It s enjoyable to see the progression and evolution of the characters the Ness sisters in particular as they continue their adventures aboard the Nightjammer The author dials back some of the horror elements that are present in the first book but the action remains thrilling and plentiful Reynolds s worldbuilding is some of the best in the business and this world is no exception It s richly imagined and elaborate with lots of attention to detail that most writers don t give a second thought to His characters are superbly drawn with real grit and gusto and are easy to cheer for and relate to as the story unfoldsThe narrative shifts from Arafura s in Revenger to sister Adrana in Shadow Captain but neither of the girls are as innocent and hopeful as they were when this dark journey began It s on uite a regular basis that the second novel in a trilogy suffers from middle book syndrome but there s none of that here this is even enjoyable than the first book I love that the author provides food for thought about all manner of things the most fascinating of which is the possibility of alien life and even after finishing I am still thinking about some of the uestions that arise in this beautifully woven tale Those who enjoy sci fi cyberpunk and young adult adventures will find plenty to revel in here just be sure to read the preceding book before this it will make little sense otherwise I feel it will even appeal to those who read thrillers as it has plenty of thrills danger and surprises and fantasy fans will enjoy the pirate aspect of the novel and yes before some smart arse points it out I know pirates exist I am now so so excited for the next instalment so don t make us wait too long Mr ReynoldsMany this to Gollancz for an ARC

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Nd treasures to find in the darkest reaches of space But the rules are also relaxed out on the fringes as they're about to discov. When starting this one I thought it s the last volume of the series so I kept expecting things to happen and the plot to advance and the book got to the end without much happening I figured out there must be at most another book by then but overall while the first person narration kept me turning the pages this felt like a thread the water novel to a large extent i will take a look at book 3 but it better improve

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Two sisters ran away from home to join the crew of a spaceship They took on pirates faced down monsters and survived massacres an. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewSolid YA SF Shadow Captain by Alastair ReynoldsI find it strange that the debate whether YA is any good is so often cast in eitheror terms I read all kinds of things newspapers YA folk tales of all kinds romance crime SF fantasy nature writing history biography serious contemporary fiction classics books for beginner readers Oh the emotional pull of DoggerMy enjoyment of YA etc does not make me incapable of reading appreciating and criticising serious literature I also uestion what seems to be a general idea that reading say Alastair Reynolds is fine and dandy and nothing wrong with that sort of escapism while reading YA or romance is silly and OMG the death of intelligence and all that is good and beautiful in the world Take that into films an action film is no adult than Divergent or The Hunger Games except maybe there s fuck in both sense of the word There s a gender division inherent in this that could do with exploration


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  1. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewSolid YA SF Shadow Captain by Alastair ReynoldsI find it strange that the debate whether YA is any good is so often cast in eitheror terms I read all kinds of things newspapers YA folk tales of all kinds romance crime SF fantasy nature writing history biography serious contemporary fiction classics books for beginner readers Oh the emotional pull of DoggerMy e

  2. says:

    45 starsI enjoyed this second installment even than Revenger I know Revenger received mixed reviews from Reynolds' fans who I guess didn't get what they expected but really I think he wrote a great story and Shadow Captain is a fine continuation The writing continues to reflect Reynolds' densely competent style with both t

  3. says:

    The second Revenger book continues on with a pretty traditional Space Opera tale Where the first began with revenge on the mind the second foc

  4. says:

    Ah I’m beginning to see the familiar Al Reynolds yet again He doesn’t linger much in the YA field despite the Ness’ sisters age The story picks up from the end of the first volume Revenger and builds strongly However I’m surprised at myself how did I miss the fact that Revenger series is going to be a trilogy? The good thing is that this second part doesn’t suffer from middle book syndrome on the co

  5. says:

    Shadow Captain the seuel to one of 2016's best science fiction novels is even entertaining than Revenger; in fact it's preposterously

  6. says:

    Well I didn’t like Revenger but hoped I’d like this one better but all I can say is “Alaister Reynolds what’s going on here??” His pre

  7. says:

    A disappointing 3 starsI definitely recommend you read or re read the far superior first book in the series Revenger before starting thisBeautiful full size image hereAll of the components for a great and clever book were here but the prose is often ponderous and over written Fura and Adrana have grown into mostly hard and unsympathetic characters The action seuences are few and the narrative pacing is often poor and the choice

  8. says:

    When starting this one I thought it's the last volume of the series so I kept expecting things to happen and the plot to advance and

  9. says:

    45 stars The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars because the pacing was a little slow at times especially when the focus was on Adrana and Fura's relationship and all of their secrets It was also hard to believe that Adrana gave in so easily to partnering with Fura since in the beginning she was so adamant that she didn't want anything to do with her sister's obsession I loved their time at the bauble and at W

  10. says:

    This time last year I was reviewing Alastair’s Elysium Fire the seuel to The Prefect aka Aurora Rising In 2019 I’m now looking at another seuel  this time to Revenger published in 2016 Shadow Captain continues the story of Revenger a mere few months after the end of the first book This was where spoiler alert the two young sisters Adrana and Arafura aka Fura Ness managed to kill a notorious space pirate Bo

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