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Knight: A Chronicle of the Sibyl's War

(The Sibyl's War #2)

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A legend of Space Opera is back with Knight, the second book in Timothy Zahn's Sibyl's War series

Nicole Hammond was just trying to survive on the streets of Philadelphia, then she and her partner Bungie were abducted by a race of mysterious moth-like aliens and taken to a strange ship called the Fyrantha.

Now she is a Sibyl, a special human that has the ability to communica
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Tor Books
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Judy Lesley
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
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Thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for an eGalley of this novel.

Since I was requesting an opportunity to read the second book in a series I decided to read the first, Pawn, to prepare myself for this one. Both Pawn and Knight are quite similar, this second book has Nicole finding more alien races being pitted against each other so those who control the ship can observe how aggressive they are.

Nicole was a member of a gang in Philadelphia before she was abducted by space aliens. She d
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Koeur
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Publishing Date: April 2019

Publisher: Tor/Forge

ISBN: 9780765329677

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 1.8/5

Review: This was a story line that languished in dialogue while moving at a snails pace. Remember the movie “Speed”? Great movement tied to a simple story line that kept you involved despite the flimsiness of the overall plot. Think of this novel as “Speed 2”. Boring story line set on a boat in the friggin’ ocean going fast…er? Even the idea that Super Speshul Nicole is trying to hide the fact that humans
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S.J. Higbee
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. Nicole is accustomed to living by her wits and it’s this attribute that keeps her alive and relatively unscathed. That, and her stubbornness in refusing to lie down and accept the fate that awaits herself, her companions and the rest of Earth… The stakes in this story couldn’t be higher – Earth is at the mercy of a ruthless, technologically advanced race of aliens who are looking to cash in on whatever humanity has to offer in the way of bankable commodities. Up to now ...more
Jonathan D
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Timothy Zahn is always worth a read. His abilities to create suspense, twists and turns, and good characters are the reasons he is one of the best Sci-Fi writers out there.

This book is no different. I read the first book in his series, Pawn, in June of 2017 because someone at Barnes and Noble had said he'd heard good things about it(really, he was just trying to sell the book off their shelves since it was the only Zahn book they had in hardcover and I was asking for a Zahn book). I read it and
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William Bentrim
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Knight by Timothy Zahn
Knight is the sequel to Pawn. I’ve always enjoyed Zahn’s work. He writes a good story and his characters show moral strength. Nicole has grown a great deal since Pawn. She is becoming the actual protector of the Fyrantha and sees the need to confront the Shipmasters.
Zahn has done a good job in developing the character of Nicole. She is becoming confident and discovering she does not need to be a pawn. Humans are prisoners but although they have pacifistically defied the Sh
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Karl Schaeffer
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it
I like Timothy Zane. He writes good SF. This book is well written. However, it’s like an exposition of a video game. I’m not a gamer, so this subject and treatment does not interest me. Another count against this book, is that I read this book first and it’s the second book of the series, with apparently a lot of the backstory in #1. Nicole’s from Philly, but not a lot about Philly in this book. Got this one at the library as an express book (ie, new and no renewals allowed). I dutifully plowed ...more
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Nicole explores the rest of the ship in Book Two of the Sybil's War.

Some areas are controlled by the Shipmasters and some areas are controlled by the Fyrantha's computer Caretaker (who chose Nicole as Ship's Protector).

In addition to exploring the ship, Nicole is also discovering more of her role's powers. Sometimes the ship responds to her and, in other areas, it ignores her.

But not everything is what it seems. Who is telling the truth and who is lying (or lying by omission)?

Highly recommende
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Breane Ross
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Received an arc from netgalley. LOVED this sf book! Highly recommend getting it when it comes out!
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Nicole Hammond was just trying to survive on the streets of Philadelphia. Then she and her partner Bungie were abducted by a race of mysterious moth-like aliens and taken to a strange ship called the Fyrantha.
Now she is a Sibyl, a special human that has the ability to communicate with the aliens and their ship, and no one is happy. Competing factions control different parts of the Fyrantha with the humans and other sentient aliens caught in the middle. But Nicole is done being bullied, and now s
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Timothy Zahn attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1973. He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and achieved an M.S. degree in physics in 1975. While he was pursuing a doctorate in physics, his adviser became ill and died. Zahn never completed the doctorate. In 1975 he had begun writing science fiction as a hobby, and he bec ...more

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