Rookie Privateer (Privateer Tales Book 1)
When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James' Rental... show more
When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James' Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he's known forever thinks he's pretty great and now she's leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.
Liam dreams of sailing the stars. Whenever he gets the chance, he jets into space and floats, wishing to be free of the asteroid that has claimed him. What he doesn't realize is that fate is about to change everything.
Sometimes you have to lose parts of yourself to gain the stars, and Liam discovers that while it isn't easy to literally lose parts of yourself to the pirates who attacked your home, gaining the stars is worth everything.
He and Nick are about to find out what the real world has to offer and they end up meeting exciting people along the way.
Publish date: 2014-04-19
Publisher: Fickle Dragon Publishing
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
I received this ebook free from joining the author's mail list. Hey I like freebies and space opera so what can go wrong. I wasn't expecting much, but was happily surprised the story was good. Space operas fit a nice genre, we get a crew- usually inexperienced in some way; a space ship of some so...
A thoroughly enjoyable pulp sci-fi novel for a young reader (not too young as there were some references to sex and prostitutes... not to mention violence, I'd say on the younger end of the young adult set). Some Gary/Mary Stus, but those are staple in pulp.
I received a copy of this book from Booklikes in exchange for an honest review.In no way was this a bad book. If anything I was a bad reader for this particular book. I hate reviwing books that were well written but not my style. Here it goes.McFarlane's writing is very matter-of-fact, straight forw...