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In the aftermath of an interstellar war with an alien race, Captain James Drake is unjustly court martialed and sentenced to hard labor. Now Drake is on the run from Lord Admiral Malthorne, while another pursuer, Drake's old friend, believes the accusations are true, and promises to bring him to justice.
But Drake won't go down without a fight. Rather than surrender, he'll lead his loyal crew into the lawless frontier worlds, infested with pirates and smugglers, to repair and rearm his ship. Then he'll return to attack Malthorne's estates and seize the evidence he needs to clear his name.
But more than just Malthorne's estate is at stake. If Drake is captured, he and his crew are doomed - and the kingdom will be plunged into another war.
Book one of the Starship Blackbeard series, by Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author Michael Wallace.
©2014 Michael Wallace (P)2015 Michael Wallace
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By nyer on 07-03-16

Starship Blackbeard

I love the way he developed his characters and the problems they had. It really seemed as if the author has a military background. the way that this story was presented made it really really entertaining. I love the voices and the accents.

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By Striker on 04-02-15

Great Story, New Scifi Twists, Keep It Coming!

I wasn't too sure about this one after reading the description, and wasn't sold in the beginning of the story, but by the end... I wanted more!

The story starts out with a former captain's crew rescuing him from a brutal prison sentence at a mining camp. When his former ship turns out to be the one transporting him, a group of loyal former crew stage a mutiny to free him and some of the other prisoners. Although the captain is initially against being rescued, sure that he would have been vindicated of the crimes he was accused of in short order, his crew convince him of a deeper conspiracy within the navy to frame him, cover up evidence, and silence any witnesses. He then leads his under-crewed ship into pirate and enemy controlled space to find answers to why he and others are being silenced.

This book was slightly shorter than most similar Sci-fi novels, and I definitely did want more by the end. I really hope we see the next part of this story from the author and audible...

One of the things I liked about the story were its differences from other similar stories. The take on future technology and space warfare was different (if a little simpler) then others.
The book also brought up a great moral quandary that I'm looking forward to the author and characters exploring in the next book...

I usually like to get something a little longer for my credits, but this was good enough that it was worth it...

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