"I was on a dead ship on an unknown planet with three trainees freshly graduated into the Imperial Service. I tried to look on the bright side. We were somewhere. That was a relief. It was better than floating with no power in space. Wherever this planet was, it raised our chances of rescue from zero to more than zero."
"I had a feeling that decisions we made here and now were going to be significant with regard to our collective futures. It was a lot of pressure, knowing that it might be possible for us to get through this, but only if we did everything right, and in time. I was used to that kind of pressure. They weren't."
"... playing dress-up was my specialty."
"There were two kinds of people in the universe: the people working for a better future and the rest of us. Time wasn't on anyone's side, and neither was regret. If I let a little PTSD and some bad memories slow me down now, what good was I?"
"Admiral, we're in trouble!"
Hi Lark This book sounds really good. What grabbed me was the narrative voice of the Admiral that you quoted. Marooned on a dead planet which means I guess no life forms, no vegetation.ReplyDelete
Definitely no vegetation. But as for it having life? That remains to be seen. ;DDelete
I read this in 2016 and loved it! I checked my review and smiled at my query: "Who the heck is the Admiral?" Thanks for reminding me, Lark!ReplyDelete
He's such a great character, isn't he? I really like him. Whoever he is. :DDelete
Oh, this sounds good!ReplyDelete
I really liked it. :)Delete
The bits you quoted are intriguing! This Admiral has an interesting attitude and maybe a dark sense of humor?ReplyDelete
Definitely a dark sense of humor. Which just made me like him even more. :)Delete
It is. :)Delete
Ha! The first paragraph you quoted definitely caught me.ReplyDelete
Isn't that great? The writing and the narrative voice really drew me into the story fast on this one.Delete
I'm not much for sci fi, but you've piqued my interest with this one. I just might have to check it out!ReplyDelete
I don't read a ton of sci fi either. But this one is more character-driven than technology driven. So you might like it.Delete
I don't read much sci-fi, but I usually enjoy it when I do. I'll check it out seeing it was a 5 star read for you. :)ReplyDelete
I don't give a lot of books 5 stars but there was something about this one ... it totally drew me in. And when I was done, I wanted to read the second one and find out what happens next to this intriguing and compelling character.Delete
I've been reading more sci fi lately so I'm always on the lookout for new ones. Thanks for sharing about this one! I'll have to check and see if my library has it. Sounds like a good one! :)ReplyDelete
I really liked it. :)Delete
I don't read a lot of this genre but I like to watch movies of this type. It does sounds like it would be pretty good.ReplyDelete
It's a fun ride. :)Delete
Admiral is already on my wishlist. I really like the sound of this.ReplyDelete
I'm a huge fan of this character! :)Delete
It is...in the very best of ways.Delete
I remember seeing this one a while back, and thought it looked good. The quotes make me definitely more interested!ReplyDelete
This might make my top ten books of 2020. It's that good. :)Delete
That's a clever way to pique my interest about a book I was unaware of...another one on the TBR for sure.ReplyDelete
Glad to add to your TBR list. ;DDelete
Oooh, this is new to me. I think I need it.ReplyDelete
:) It's a good one!Delete
This book has been on my TBR for a while, I just needed a reminder!ReplyDelete
I have a lot of books like that on my TBR. :DDelete
A 5-star read! Ok, so I rarely read sci-fi but this one sounds intriguing.ReplyDelete
It's very character-driven, and since I loved the main character this one really worked for me. :)Delete