Starfishers (Starfishers Trilogy #2)
Starfish: Treasure troves of power. They were creatures of fusion energy, ancient, huge, intelligent, drifting in herds on the edge of the galaxy, producing their ambergris, the substance precious to man and the man-like Sangaree alike. In deep, starless space the herds were protected by the great harvestships of the Seiners, or Starfishers - the independent, non-Confedera...more
Starfishers were non-Confederation mysterious (from Confederation point of view) people that try to keep apart from everybody else. Naturally the Confederation was curious about them, so the moment the opportunity for implanting some spies presented itself two undercover agents were dispatched. One of them was Moishe BenRabi (just one of his names, actually brand new just for this mission) and another one was Mou ...more
Actual rating: 4.35 stars. Yeah yeah yeah, I know, I was going to give this one a 5 star rating, but my
The Special Glen Cook Rating System (SGCRS™) applies here. Again. Missed the previous episodes and have no freaking clue ...more
A buddy read with the Glen Cook mercenaries at BB&B...
The standard of storytelling that I have come to expect from Mr Cook is very, very high! I loved the book, but it felt like Glen Cook light somehow. What I mean is that usually he writes a plot full of various backstabbings, numerous timelines, and endless political machinations, betrayals, and murder! In this book we had some of that, but it actually read like a "regular, normal book". A normal book, guys, and that is just n ...more
This has the closest thing to a happy ending I’ve seen in any Glen Cook book. And … I liked it.
This is Book Two of a trilogy, yet it almost stands alone just fine. The events take place 15 years after the first book, and the POV shifts from multiple members of the Storm family to consistently following one character, a spy going by the name Moyshe benRabi, but who has been known by many others. The “present” story is woven together with a “past” story that started one year ...more
I like to think it is 'b'. Because 'a' just seems all a bit weird after the madness and mayhem of book 1. This story I am assuming is setting up the final two books, because there was a lot discovery of races/classes in this a ...more
Sorry. I just don't get this one. Oh, well.
It ends with a satisfying conclusion, but there are more than enough unresolved questions that you won't be able to wait to read the next one.