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    From BSFA award-winning author Gareth L. Powell comes the first in a new epic sci-fi trilogy exploring the legacies of war.

    The sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in a genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organization dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission.

    Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing spaceship. What Childe doesn't know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be. A straightforward rescue turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz, and Childe find themselves at the center of a conflict that could engulf the entire galaxy. If she is to save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight ...

    ©2018 Gareth L. Powell (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    • Hilmi S Alkindy
    • 20/09/2020

    Narrator has an annoying cadence

    Narrator has an annoying cadence and emphasis words in an offbeat way that confuses the brain. it's as if she is trying to read the story like a rhyme and is forcing rythme into her reading. couldn't continue listening

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    • D. Hunter
    • 14/10/2020

    Feminist dream!

    Strong, all female leads. Weak, corrupt male characters. What more could you want? Get this author a pink pudenda hat!

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 23/09/2020

    plot holes large enough to fly a 747 through.

    it feels like the author want even trying. I finished it. don't know why.... wouldn't recommend

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    • Bryant and Amber
    • 11/10/2020

    Decent story - no wow factor

    it wasn't until Chapter 23 where the story began to come together in such a way to help you understand what was actually going on. until then, the book read as a bunch of disjointed stories all reaching, and stalling, for something. the later chapters read well, and finally picked up a beat, which is a plus.

    I'd have to read the sequel (if there is one) before I completely write this story off. Had the potential to be so much better.

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    • Deanne Morgan
    • 14/08/2018

    Character Study, Not a Sci Fi Novel

    This book is not a sci fi novel but instead a character study. There are moments of action interspersed between long, long descriptions about how miserable each person/AI/alien feels.The characters are all insecure, depressed, experiencing existential crises, and suffering from depression, guilt/shame, and PTSD - including the AI and the alien. All are consumed with themselves; they don't work and play well together. None of the characters were sympathetic; I hoped they'd all die just so the misery would end. The book was boring.

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    • zngugrnpure
    • 30/12/2020

    One And Done

    This book (and its sequels) has issues that have nothing to do with the narrator. (That’s the chief complaint you see in the lower star reviews but I thought the narrators were fine.)

    First, I will say that Powell has some interesting ideas and the payoff at the end was a nice wrap-up of various story lines. If you get this book, stop there. The open threads left are not worth the slog of the two sequels, where the issues of the first book become worse.

    Now, the issues. The biggest issue is the characters. Powell can’t write a positive male character to save his life. In fact, arguably the only positive male character is positive because (spoiler) he dies before negative traits can be written for him. The males are cowardly, selfish, contemptible, or sometimes downright pathetic. All of them are this way. In the sequels, this pattern is worse!

    The female characters are better, but not exactly inspiring or likeable. Too often Powell writes emotional arcs for these characters without laying a foundation for it and so the payoffs ring hollow. Again, this gets worse with each book and is especially bad by Light of Impossible Stars. The pacing and plot for Cordelia Pa is so bad I didn’t want to finish the book.

    The only good characters are Nod, the Druf engineer and the Troubledog, the ship. And Powell overdoes their bits. They talk about The World Tree and “canine DNA makes me loyal to the pack” EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Please stop assuming your reader is an idiot, Gareth, we remember.

    Powell seems to forget choices he made from one book to the next and he retcons or changes motivations and ideas. I’m sure he would say he just hadn’t fully revealed the truth but instead it feels like he just changed tack midway.

    These books get mentioned with Ian Banks’ Culture because they’re space opera but they are the same genre in only the barest technical sense of the word. It is a superficial similarity. None of the substance or depth of Banks is present in these novels. Again, some cool ideas (hybrid dog-human controlled spaceships ARE cool, even if he reminds us every time, and the “twist” ending and the related ideas feel fresh) but in the end the characters and the poor pacing ruin it. I have 2 hours left in Light Of Impossible Stars and I just want it to be over.

    Read the first one and pretend there are no more. The quality drops sharply with each new book.

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    • Derek
    • 21/12/2018

    great space opera

    I just finished #nebulareading of @garethlpowell's Embers of War. Great #spaceopera with self-aware ships, ancient tech, and human conflict. An anti-war, anti-violence story of guilt, redemption, power and humanitarianism.

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    • Daryl S
    • 16/01/2021

    Narrator inflections stopped me

    I could not listen beyond a few minutes simply because of the narrator's upward inflection at the end of each sentence. I have no idea what the story line is, sorry.

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    • Anrijs
    • 06/11/2020

    A long grind until something interesting happens.

    I am a huge fan of Ian M. Banks. I have re-read all his books at least three times. Since this amazing writer died, I have been looking for something that would fill the void. Gareth L. Powell would not. It is a good thing. I would hate a knock-off. This is original.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 11/10/2020

    Fantastic story!

    I started listening to this after the recommendation of guest editor John Scalzi,because I love his books. It's a great story of post war lives of a group of people and sentient ships.
    The narration is excellent. I'm buying the next book in the series right now.

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