|Book Discussion: "Starbound" by Dave Bara
||[Jan. 18th, 2016|03:53 pm]
DAW Books Inc.
Time for the first book discussion of 2016! We're looking at Dave Bara's second novel, Starbound, the second in his Lightship Chronicles. Who here has read it? What did you think? I'm looking forward to getting to this one, since I enjoyed the first book in the series, Impulse.
Cover Copy: With his critically acclaimed military science fiction debut novel, Impulse, Dave Bara launched readers on a star-spanning journey of discovery, diplomacy, and danger.
As Starbound open, the First Empire forces have returned and the new galactic union hangs in the balance . . .
The Lightship H.M.S. Impulse is gone, sacrificed in a battle against First Empire ships. And though the fragile galactic alliance has survived the unexpected invasion, the Union forces might not prove victorious against a full onslaught by this legendary enemy.
For Peter Cochrane, serving as an officer aboard his world's flagship, H.M.S. Starbound is a dream that's finally come true. Tasked with investigating a mysterious space station in a newly rediscovered star system, Peter and Starbound face a surprise attack by unknown forces and suffer terrible losses.
But there is no time to grieve or even regroup as Peter is thrust into a new crisis, a potential civil war on the Union world of Carinthia. Caught between his rank in the navy and his status as a royal heir, Peter is put on trial for the loss of Impulse, used as a political pawn as Carinthia stands on the brink of a devastating conflict.
Rescued by his loyal comrades and some newfound allies, Peter escapes but faces the prospect of interstellar war when he learns of a possible alliance between the First Empire and Carinthia, a coalition which could tear the Union apart!