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Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out. It begins with his new assignment as an officer on Her Majesty's Spaceship Starbound, a Lightship bound for deep space voyages of exploration.
But everything changes when Peter is summoned to the office of his father, Grand Admiral Nathan Cochrane, and given devastating news: the death of a loved one. In a distant solar system, a mysterious and unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse resulted in the deaths of Peter's former girlfriend and many of her shipmates.
Now Peter's plans are torn asunder as he is transferred to a Unified Space Navy ship under foreign command, en route to an unexpected destination, and surrounded almost entirely by strangers. To top it off, his superiors have given him secret orders that might force him to become a mutineer.
The crisis at hand becomes a gateway to something much more when the ship's Historian leads Peter and his shipmates into a galaxy of the unknown -- of ancient technologies, age-old rivalries, new cultures, and unexpected romance. It's an overwhelming responsibility for Peter, and one false step could plunge humanity into an apocalyptic interstellar war....
- ISBN-13: 9780756409968
- ISBN-10: 0756409969
- Publisher: Daw Books
- Publish Date: February 2015
- Page Count: 368
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
Series: Lightship Chronicles #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-12-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Enthusiasm reinvigorates familiar material in this lively space opera debut. Centuries after civil war shattered an interstellar civilization, planetary enclaves are beginning to reconnect, with the aid of tech-wizard Historians from Earth. Studly young Lt. Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy is suddenly given huge responsibilities when he’s assigned to help investigate a mysterious assault on a lightship that was exploring close to the ruins of the old empire. Peter has plenty of concerns to keep him busy aboard the lightship Impulse, but he also finds himself increasingly attracted to his immediate superior officer, Cmdr. Dobrina Kierkopf. The action kicks in fast, as Peter, Dobrina, and a few others are stranded aboard a little landing craft when ancient machines attack, while a renegade Historian steals the Impulse. From that point, the plot gets complicated. This energetic mélange of tried-and-true elements—futuristic jargon, military and romantic tactics, and multiple levels of skullduggery—easily grabs the reader’s attention; more impressive is that Bara’s story holds that attention all the way to the end. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, Jabberwocky Literary Agency. (Feb.)