King of Thieves (Odyssey One: Star Rogue #1)
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I know that there's a new book coming out that brings back the old favorites, but I'll be honest. I really like this crew. I really like their old-school encounters with baddie aliens, lolarachnids, and huge BDO's with pretty epic special eff ...more
There are all kinds of tropes in this military sci-fi ta ...more
This is an action novel, not a character driven one. The characters form an ensemble cast--you learn to care about the various individuals involved, but you get little background or character developm ...more
I have greatly enjoyed previous books of the author, but this one is not in the same league, by far. It reads like a breeze, but is awfully linear, no twists no surprises. I read SF looking for fresh ideas, this book had none. Not giving up on the author yet, though - hopefully next book will restore my slightly shaken faith.
The novel features the captain and crew of the destroyer Autolycus. In the wake of a massive attack on Earth by a race known as the Drasin, their task is to investigate several anomalous star systems to verify that ...more
The audiobook add yet anothe new reader, but the narration is better than books 4 and 5, but still not as good as books 1 to 3. The only things that bothered me were how Todd Haberkorn says Priminae and Drasin. He should've at least listened to book 1 before reading this, but other than that, very good.
The story is also good and relevant to the series plot, but not mandatory reading. I suppose that's why it isn't counted a ...more
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/I've really enjoyed Currie's Odyssey One stories and King of Thieves is in that same vein: plenty of action, a wide cast of unique and relatable characters, and plenty of space opera. It's a winning combination that keeps readers invested in the story as each book reveals more and more about the Drasin menace. King of Thieves has a new cast of characters and can be treated as a stand alone or introduction to the series w ...more
Although we get a brief appearance of ou ...more
King of Thieves is a finely done piece of military science fiction. It’s apparently a stand-alone novel, set in the same universe as a wider series by the same author. Not having read that series, I thought I’d put that to the test.
The narrative follows the Captain and crew of a starship, as they set out to investigate various stellar anomalies. One of those turns out to be something rather larger, and everything very quickly goes from bad to worse ...more
Autolycus a thief, the son of Hermes and Chione, and the grandfather of Odysseus. He possessed the power of changing the shape of whatever he stole and of making it and himself invisible. The King of Thieves in Greek mythology. The star ship Autolycus has the ability to change its shape and become invisible and is tasked with the mission of stealing secrets from the enemy who attacked the Earth
King of thieves Star Rogue takes place in same the universe as Evan Currie’s Odyssey One. It takes plac
I obtained a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I would categorize this novel as ‘R’ as there are instances of Violence and Mature Language. This Science Fiction novel is set in a far future where Earth is colonizing o ...more
I was looking forward to more of this series, but this one disappointed. If you are interested in long explanations of theory about everything scientific to do with the story then this book will delight you. I'm not long on astrophysics, so finally I started skipping entire else sections of text to follow the story. It reminded me of the same thing I'd done in the earlier books but in those I'd found the story compelling enough to pick up this book. This book has finished the ...more
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That is where the danger and the thrust of the story reside. Captain Morgan Passer and his crew face new and unusual threats both in and around the structure. There is a large cast of characters who are caught u ...more
Star Trek TOS meets Aliens in Wheadonesque fun romp.
This is old school sci-fi fun set in the Odysseus One universe. The author gives us a great read with an honest eye to the realities of the universe he created and those of space itself. It is not for those who can't get past the physics of fun sci-fi. The author has included a ton of Easter egg homages to the greats of the genre throughout. I am far from unbiased, as a fan, but as a fan of the series I recommen ...more
This book kicks off a new cycle in the world that Odyssey occupied and ended with the Drasin invasion of Earth. It's now a year (two?) later and we have a new protagonist (Capt. Morgan Passer) and a new ship (Autolycus) and a new mission (go investigate all the anomalous systems we've been ignoring). And of course they find something and ...more
Although not strictly part of the Odyssey/Odysseus arc, this book does take place in the same universe (thank goodness) and the action in it was as thrilling as in the previous 4 volumes. Also, some of the dialogue was pure fun again, too. And then, of course, there were a couple of hints as to what will be in store for Cpt. Weston and his crew (which I was looking forward to the most).
However (and this is the reason I deducted one star), although some characters were qui ...more