Embers of War (Embers of War 1)

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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 organisation 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 centre 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…

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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.

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Weight 0.5 kg



Powell, Gareth





1 review for Embers of War (Embers of War 1)

  1. Alexis Rogers (verified owner)

    This was great in places. Sentient ship, like a clever version of Holly in Red dwarf. Brilliant Alien mechanic, grouchy, 6 hands that were also feet, different language (underused character). Main idea of redemption of characters after war and aim for peace. 4 main characters all interesting but also all military background, aggressive, self assured, angry and all reacted in similar ways; Sal konstanz, Alva clay, Ashton childe and Ona Sundak. Concept great but I was missing counterplay of other emotions and personalities. Preston was just a wet blanket (which was the point). Only trouble dog (ship) had real depth of emotion. Which was likely also the point. Absence of a ships researcher or chef or other crew felt like missing emotions. If you want some good battles it is interesting sci-fi and has good moments.

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