"I'd impersonated a prince, temporarily stopped a war, escaped a deadly planet, and survived more assassination attempts than I could conveniently count. After all that, there shouldn't ...more
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I really had a lot of fun reading this book. The story was fast paced and imaginative and I found myself really wondering what could possibly happen next. This is the second book in Sean Danker's Evagardian series and I do think that this book will work the best for readers of the series since the history of the characters is such an important part of the overall story. It could possibly work as a stand alone but I don't think it wou ...more
*Genre* Science Fiction
Free Space is the second installment in author Sean Danker's Evagardian series. The story once again dives into the life of a character who is being called Admiral by the author. The label was given to him while he and (3) others were abandoned on a dead ship on a planet filled with disasters just waiting to spring on them. Admiral had a helluva a time escaping with his life, but life isn't any easier this time out. What does chan ...more
As I said, Free Space is the second book after Admiral in the fast-paced sci-fi Evagardian series. I think a reader would feel rather lost jumping in with this book particularly when it comes to the galactic politics, cultures, and storyline.
So yes, Free Space picks up not long after the events of Admiral. The enigmatic ...more
They pick up a carrier to do some sightseeing and meet two Imperials, Sei and Diana, who share the ride. The car is diverted and the four end up kidnapped. Admiral a ...more
I loved The Admiral, the first book in the Evgardian series. It was a good introduction to the world with four people stranded who didn't know each other. It was smart. The plot was clear - survival - but very fascinating as the world developed and also learning about the characters. The Admiral, capable and with a subtle humor, was a mystery and fun. For the most part, politics is viewed in the background as they are isolated.
Free Space by Sean Danker grabs a hold of the reader and never lets go. This fast moving abduction tale keeps you turning the pages. Recommended.
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In exchange for Berkley Publishing’s generosity, I’m reviewing Sean Danker’s Admiral series. As part of a contest, I won a hardcover Admiral and paperbacks of Free Space and The Glory of the Empress . I reviewed Admiral already, and have now finished Free Space. This ...more
What kind of story do you get when a completely unreliable narrator attempts to be at least semi-reliable? And when the rest of the story is from the perspective of someone who always plays it straight but in this case just doesn’t know what part or game she is playing?
It makes for one hell of a wild and crazy ride, in some ways even crazier than the ride in the first book in this series, Admiral.
We still don’t know the man’s real name. We know that he spen ...more
Despite the humour and the obviously well-developed Universe, Free Space didn’t live up to my expectations.
I really liked Admiral, the first book of the Evagardian series. Notwithstanding its flaws, it managed to get my heart pumping and my head spinning from all the suspense and excitement! The ending left me with a lot of questions, so I was totally in for the sequel because I just had to know more, you know? Hence, when I was offered Free Space, I c ...more
My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book. ...more
Salmagard is on a date with the Admiral when this all begins. But lets backtrack just a bit. In the first book in this series (Admiral), Salmagard and the Admiral shared a kiss. Because of what they went through that hellish planet, there is already an intensity to their relationship, even if they don’t know each other well yet. So in Free Space, the possibility of a deeper relationship is explored – just a little – before all hell breaks loose.
Before the date ...more
Our main protagonist (he is only known as Admiral, true name never pops up), shady character who worked in blackest of black op organizations for Evagardian Empire decides to go on a romantic getaway with Selmagard, soldier trained to be one of the living weapons in a very gene-quality-oriented Evagardian society, one of the survivors from the events in the first book in the series Admiral (Evagardian #1). She ...more
Nope. It isn’t. This is the sci-fi for people who don’t think they’d like sci-fi, and the one to get for those already obsessed with the genre.
For the record, I really enjoy sci-fi. I think it’s interesting to see what authors can come up with in terms of technology, space, and most importantly, characters. If your characters are flat, or boring, or just unenjoyable, it doesn’t matter ...more
There's plenty of action and enough moment-by-moment suspense to keep you engaged, although the s ...more
Free Space picks up a little after the first book, the Admiral and Salmagard are meeting up for the first time since. They are on a date on a Free Trade Space station. While in transport to their next location they, and another couple, are kidnapped. The boys are separated from the girls and the story alternates between the Adm ...more
At first I was convinced that this was not the beginning of ...more
Mr. Danker continues to write a well plotted, action heavy story and I was engaged in the story. However, one of the things i really loved in the first book was the admirals snark and the tension between him and the three crew members he was trapped with. In free Space his voice is muffled and quite literally silenced for part of the book and the tension and camaraderie just wasn't as strong this time. ...more
Like the first book, the whole of this one takes place over the space of just a couple days. I stopped reading at the 51% point, and only one day had passed in the story. That's quite an interesting thing, I don't think I've read a book based on such a short period of time before.
If I had had nothing else to read, I would ...more
What started off as a suspenseful chase, through throw-away scenes, with mostly throw-away characters, "ends" with ambivalent generic "bad guy X".
I swear the author figuratively pulled the final scenes out of nowhere. There aren't even any thin nebulous connections to anything that came before.
It's an A to B snatch and grab, with no real highlights but one huge low point. The rescue attem ...more