Pirate Sun (Virga #3)
Return to Virga, a bubble universe artificially separated from our own future universe, and the setting of Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce.
Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, but is suddenly rescued and set free. He flees through the sky to his home city to confront the ruler who betrayed him. And perha
The Virga books are well-des ...more
The world of Virga is always a factor in the action of Pirate Sun, but like Queen of Candesce i ...more
Queen of Candesce left all the characters from the first book behind and spend an entire book with Venera Fanning. This third one turns to Chaison Fanning, her husband, incarcerated after by F ...more
Una frase del genere basterebbe a rendere superfluo qualsiasi commento su “Sole Pirata”, ma la pessima valutazione (la prima “1 stella” su 739 ratings precedenti) richiede qualche giustificazione da parte mia che vada oltre il “mi piace/non mi piace”.
Uomini che sfrecciano nell’aria a corpo libero cercando di colpirsi per mezzo di s ...more
Terzo episodio della serie di Virga, e conclusivo per quanto riguarda le avventure dell'ammiraglio Chaison Fanning e di sua moglie Venera, ma anche il romanzo in cui si cerca di spiegare davvero qualcosa di Virga.
Dico subito che questo terzo volume, pur essendo una lettura gradevole, è quello che dei tre mi è piaciuto meno, e questa è una delle ragioni per cui lo presento in questa rubrica. L'altra, forse più importante, è che così questo commento appar ...more
Seit seiner Gefangennahme hofft Admiral Chaison Fanning auf die Freiheit. Als er mit zwei weiteren Gefangenen dann tatsächlich frei kommt, beginnt der Kampf jedoch erst richtig. Antaea hat ihre ganz eigenen Pläne und Chaison und seine Freunde spielen darin ebenfalls eine Rolle...
Die Rezension zu Karl Schroeders "Segel der Zeit" fällt mir leider sehr schwer. Da das Buch ein Geschenk war, fällt es mir umso schwerer zuzugeben, dass mir die Geschichte eher weniger gefallen hat. ...more
It picks up a character that I was never particularly enthralled by in the other books (Chaison Fanning) and puts him front and center. However, even though he's the main character in this book, I still never got a good sense of who he is as a person. I can't even picture him clearly.
The story starts with a prison break - Admiral Fanning's bad-ass wife, Venera ...more
This one's closer to the first book, a journey through the wondrous possibilities that the enviro ...more
Unfortunately the characters don't live up to the promise. Chaison, the lead on this outing is much less of an interesting character compared to his wife, the star of the last outing. The plot also begins to take on the well-tread pathways of the "monarchy bad, democracy good" trope that has been done to de ...more
The story is a bit rambly. There's one adventure that could have been lifted from the book entirely and never been missed. I get the sense Schroeder had a place to get to and couldn't quite decide how to do it. If I had the book in front of me, I'd tell you where to skip ahead, but I don't. At any rate, it might be setup for something that happens later.
This is the 3rd book of the Virga series by K. Schroeder. I thought that it will close the series and I was interested more to see how it ends since the first 2 books while competent hard sf never entranced me that much. However it seems the series will continue since this one focuses pretty much only on Admiral Chaison Manning with Venera making a cameo appearance mostly, while Hayden is just mentioned. Instead we have a mysterious woman from the outskirts of Virga, Antaea that befriends Chais ...more
Good enou ...more
A wonderful read. Though I did feel that a couple of times it fell into the category of "cinematic cliche."
it was an enjoyable continuation of the story and I will keep reading book 4
It's an okay action book with sword fighting and daring escapes. There's even some vindication.
How this story line fits into the series I'm not sure. All 300 plus pages seemed to be there just to get to the end which was painfully obvious.