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Earth has been destroyed, the entire solar system turned to dust by a cataclysmic event known as the Fracture. Now, the last survivors of humanity live on vast arkships drifting through the Cluster, fighting for survival in this hostile, ever-changing environment.
Having spent two years in hiding, Wynn is desperate to test out his newly constructed arkship, the Vengeance, and put a stop to the expansionist ambitions of the House of Draig. But Wynn's first skirmish exposes his lack of experience, and his plans for revenge soon lie in ruins. Hunted, outnumbered, and on the brink of extinction, Wynn must find a way to save his family and friends before the House of Kenric is lost forever.
Arkship Vengeance is the second book in the highly acclaimed Arkship Saga series. If you liked Battlestar Galactica, Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, or The Expanse, then you'll love this saga from award-winning author Niel Bushnell.
Listen to Arkship Vengeance to discover this exciting new series today!
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By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18
Wynn is back and badder than ever
Arkship is one of those series that continues to improve as it goes along. Granted, there are only two books in this series, but the progression in both the writing and narration is clear. I really respect that things continue to improve. I hate it when a writer or narrator is satisfied with the status quo.
This book picks up two years after the first book. There has been a time of repairing and rebuilding, and our man Wynn finds himself in a leadership position. The problem is, he lacks the experience to pull off the job and soon his hopes for stopping the House of Draig are dashed on the rocky surfaces of an asteroid shore (metaphorically). He has a lot of things to deal with such as spies, betrayal, and space battles that really amp up the tension and the sense of danger that Wynn and his family is in. The real test comes from Wynn having to learn to overcome these adversities and making survival a priority over vengeance (not his ship, the "I shall Avenge you" kind of vengeance). Bushnell's writing is deft and tight, and filled with action and drama.
Robinson has made great strides since the first book. He is confident in his tones and adds more emotion than ever when events unfurl that need a bit of excitement. As a newer narrator he seems to have found that solid ground that is needed to allow a performance to come out naturally. He is comfortable with his characters, and you can sense their emotions as he speaks for them. I have noticed a lot of improvement, particularly in his pacing. I can see a lot of big things coming in his future. I thnk his female voices have improved a lot since the last book, too. I feel he is a really good fit for Arkship.
I look forward to more in this series, as it is really shaping up to be a grand adventure. One thing I love is that this is not recognizable as a sort of Star Trek or Wars universe. The closest thing I can see as a parallel is Battlestar Galactica, and that only insofar as that series dealt with the survival of humanity as well.
Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.
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