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Publisher's Summary

The first installment in the Far Star series, a swashbuckling space saga that introduces the daring pirate Blackhawk and the loyal crew of the Wolf's Claw, from the author of the best-selling Crimson Worlds saga.
Smuggler and mercenary Arkarin Blackhawk and the crew of the ship Wolf's Claw are freelance adventurers who live on the fringe of human society in the Far Stars. A veteran fighter as deadly with a blade as he is with a gun, Blackhawk is a man haunted by a dark past. Even his cynicism cannot banish the guilt and pain that threaten his sanity.
Sent to rescue the kidnapped daughter of his longtime friend, Marshal Augustin Lucerne, Blackhawk and his crew find themselves drawn into one deadly fight after another. When the Wolf's Claw is damaged, they are forced to land on a remote planet subsumed by civil war. Pulled unwittingly into the conflict, they uncover disturbing information about secret imperial involvement that could upset the plans of Lucerne. For the marshal is determined to forge a Far Stars Confederation powerful enough to eliminate all imperial influence and threats in the sector. He needs a skilled warrior like Blackhawk on his side, but the mercenary, plagued by dark memories from the past, refuses to join the cause. All too soon, though, he and his crew will have to take a stand.
©2015 Jay Allan Books (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jay H. on 04-23-16

Clichés galore

I liked the story, and the performance is fine, but I almost drove off the road from rolling my eyes so hard. I found myself talking to my car stereo, says, "OK. I get it. He is haunted by his past. Move on."

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By andrew on 03-08-16

fast fun and multifaceted!

I didn't think this would be more then a bit of fluff to pass the time. But it turned out to be a well-rounded story with fun characters a good backdrop and a lot of great action. definitely going to continue this series!

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5 out of 5 stars
By dave h on 03-14-18

Great book, great narration

This book and narration is great, the only gripe I've got it the last of pause before switching scenes. when it switches between worlds and characters something like "chapter 3 planet, optimus prime, world 3, year 3017" would be nice just so I could work out who where and when I am in the story. it's annoying trying to work out when the story jumps area and characters.
I'm half way through book 2 now and it has the same problem but it is a great series so I will persevere and try to work it out.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Martrix on 11-21-16

A good start

A good start to this book with a great reeding to. the caricatures are interesting if not that little bit silly as all sci-fi caricatures are as plot. but I will get more of the books.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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