|Book Discussion: "Impulse" by Dave Bara
||[Dec. 16th, 2015|09:33 am]
DAW Books Inc.
The next book discussion for the December releases is the paperback release of Impulse, the debut novel from Dave Bara and the first in his Lightship Chronicles. Who here has read it? What did you think?
Cover Copy: Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out. It is slated to begin with his assignment as a junior officer on Her Majesty's Spaceship Starbound, a newly commissioned Lightship bound for deep space voyages of exploration.
But everything changes when Peter is summoned to the office of his father, Grand Admiral Nathan Cochrane, and given devastating news. In a distant solar system, a mysterious and unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse has resulted in the deaths of Peter's former girlfriend and many of her shipmates.
Now Peter's plans are torn asunder as he is suddenly promoted and transferred to Impulse, a Unified Space Navy ship under foreign command, en route to an unexpected destination. Even the Earth Historian--a member of the sect that controls the use and distribution of technology--a man who has mentored Peter for years, cannot prepare him for what lies ahead. To top things off, Peter's superiors have given him secret orders that might force him to become a mutineer.
Once aboard the newly repaired Lightship, Peter is faced with a captain driven by the need for revenge against the unknown attackers who nearly destroyed Impulse. This thirst for vengeance will soon endanger everyone aboard. And Peter will find himself forced to choose between rescuing his comrades and the mysterious agenda of the ship's Historian, an agenda that will lead into a galaxy of the unknown--of ancient technologies, age-old rivalries, new cultures, and unexpected romance. It's an overwhelming responsibility for Peter, and one false step could plunge humanity into an apocalyptic interstellar war. . . .