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Repeszhold

(The Long Game #1)

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Orry Kent apja a kvadráns egyik leghírhedtebb szélhámosa, aki nagyívű csalásokkal veri át az Uradalom felsőosztálybeli családjait saját gyerekei segítségével. A legutóbbi melójuk is csupán hétköznapi átverésnek indul egy vagyont érő zsákmánnyal… ám Orry ezúttal eltér a precízen kidolgozott tervtől, és mellékesként ellop egy nyakéket is, ami óriási veszélybe sodorja őket. R ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published 2019 by Agave
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Paromjit
This is an exciting sci-fi thriller in which the author does some great world building and provides some memorable characters that endeavour to fight some extremely dangerous forces. Aurelia 'Orry' Kent is a young and naive grifter, helping her father, Eion, and `14 year old brother, Ethan, pull off heists that targeting the privileged and over entitled aristocratic families of the Ascendancy. Only to have it all go to hell in a handcart when a con aimed at the heir apparent, Konstantin, who rel ...more
Lou
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an edge-of-your-seat, exciting science fiction adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed. It mixed two of my favourite genres - thrillers and scifi.

I was drawn in almost immediately when I started due to the clever, complex plot, and wonderful characters.
Orry is an admirable heroine and is clever and resourceful, I found myself rooting for her throughout the novel.

We readers tend to complain a lot about slow paced books but the one issue I had with this was it was
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Lili  (@lilikmarcus) Marcus
I wasn't expecting to like this one as much as I did. I'm not really into sci-fi that much but when I saw this one on Netgalley I was intrigued. I instantly thought that reading it would be an action-packed adventure.

And I was right...

Seriously from page 1 till the end, there is something happening that I forgot the word Boredom. LOL. Though the plot is a little complex, the author did a great job constructing every part of it, it ended up one entertaining story.But I mus
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Blodeuedd Finland
I must say, I think this one would work so well in audio (yes yes you all know I love audio these days ;) But seriously, the action kept coming so I am sure I would have enjoyed it a lot in audio for that reason. But back to the actual book now!

Space, new worlds. One ruler, and some aliens on the fringe. Orry is a con artist together with her dad and brother. She is smart and good at it.

Also there are some secrets we learn at the end that made me go all whaaat! Intriguing
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Sue
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: science fiction fans
Recommended to Sue by: netgalley
What a delightful rip-roaring space opera! This book has it all for science fiction fans - a brave and resourceful heroine, a sentient space ship, evil aliens, and a long-dead powerful and mysterious race. Presiding over it all by means of military might, a decadent ruling class with a vice-like stranglehold over a vast human empire.

I was drawn in from the start by the rich, complex plot, the interesting characters, hair-raising situations and astonishingly inventive technology. The
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mamalovestoread
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
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They say never judge a book by its cover, but come on, let’s be honest who buys ugly books these days? I have all the cover love for Shattermoon, the deeply intense milky way style back-drop, the detail of the moon, the dreamy shades of purple. This is a book I would buy based on its cover, no questions asked! But it wouldn’t be a regrettable purchase, the plot within is certainly a welcome continuation of the inviting first impression and a relentless, fast-paced narrative right to the
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Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
Shattermoon is the first in a series featuring Aurelia (Orry) Kent, and it definitely packs a punch as a series opener. Orry and her brother Ethan help their conman father run his plays but when a young member of the Ascendency is killed and a pendant is stolen, Orry becomes the number one suspect. What follows is a high-octane chase through space with plenty of action and intrigue.

I found Shattermoon to be a really easy read. There is something happening constantly so the reader is
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Guy T. Martland
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to be given an ARC by the author himself at Bristolcon, hence why I am in the privileged position of reading this fabulous book early, before it explodes onto the SF scene next year. Having enjoyed this so much, I felt the least I could do was write a few words about it.

This is Dominic Dulley’s debut, and what a book it is… I won’t divulge much of the plot, except to say that despite the age of the protagonist, I’d class this as a proper ‘broad spectrum’ SF novel, rathe
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Paige
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I don't venture into sci-fi all that often, and I think this might be the first time I've ever read a space opera. I've definitely had my eyes opened and I'm so glad that 'Shattermoon' drew my eye. The beautiful cover mixed with a female heroine, a mysterious pendant and a talking spaceship. I'm all for this! I got some serious Ann Leckie vibes during some parts of this book and that's probably one of the biggest compliments I can
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Dan
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a lot to like in this debut novel. It captures some of the caper style of Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat books, as well as the deep space gothic of Alastair Reynolds' Revenger, which are all Good Things round here. It starts with a simple con job, and soon escalates to inter species space conflict and the threat of planetary annihilation. It's a fun space romp to begin with, with gradually increasing amounts of grimdark fantasy style violence before ending with a genuinely exciting ...more
Matthew Duffy
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By the end of this book, I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more of the characters introduced in Shattermoon. It's Space Opera but doesn't feel too spread out or expansive, the plot is set over a small number of locations but leaves plenty of scope for much more exploration in future novels, and much more political plotlines as well. Instead of focusing on the locations or the wider political concerns, Shattermoon very much concentrates on the characters, and this is a brilliant strategy ...more
Linda Murray
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh no! I've found another really great sci writer to put on my list. What a good story, didn't want it to end. Roll on the next book.
Gemma McGee
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Orry has grown up to be a con woman, her father is the best Con man in the quadrant. There marks are the rich and ruling family of the Ascendancy, between Orry, her father and brother Ethan they run elaborate heist and con, than they disappear without a trace.Normally they disappear without a trace, but Orry goes off script and takes pendant as part payment for an item. Than the buyer who happened to be the Counts Grandson ends up murdered, and everyone thinks she is the murderer. It turns out t ...more
Elwood Taylor
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is crazy.

The copy I read is only 433 pages long, yet enough seemed to happen to fill a book twice that long. Though a faster-than-light pace can just as easily overwhelm a reader as it can excite them, Shattermoon just about pulls this feat off, and twisted in so many unexpected directions it was impossible to get bored.

The plot begins with Orry Kent, her brother Ethan, and their father engaged in a covert mission to sell an expensive book to an aristocrat. When the aristo
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WyrmbergSabrina
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very entertaining ride through space, filled with great world building, entertaining characters, moments of real peril and a huge intergalactic war looming.
Orry is a fun character to lead us into this new world, spunky, bright and yet flawed and still learning. She works with her father and brother pulling cons on the rich people in this world, only this time, they are in the wrong place at the wrong time, and she finds herself hunted and also the hunter.
The supporting characters a
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I Read, Therefore I Blog
Dominic Dulley’s SF thriller (the first in a series) is billed as HUSTLE meets FIREFLY but while the SF concepts are interesting (especially relating to spaceships and space warfare), the plot was far too predictable, I was unconvinced by the aristocratic societal structure and the dialogue lacks zing and while Orry is an inexperienced grifter, that doesn’t explain the daft choices she makes in the book or her naivety when convenient to the plot.
Stephen Cox
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is fast-paced space-opera, with heists, rust bucket spaceships on dangerous missions chased by horrible government space navies, ancient alien artefacts, and a brutal wounding scene in it that will have every man crossing their legs. Really, this delivers what it says on the tin... Orry the no nonsense female lead spars and wins through. The first in a trilogy.
Margaret Haigh
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-challenge
I enjoyed this traditional sci-fi novel more than any I’ve read for years, will definitely search out the next one.
Robert
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was not bad. The plot was a little too convenient in places, and there was quite a bit of regurgitation of space opera tropes, but it kept moving, and kept me turning the page...
Justine
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  This review is spoiler-free.

You all know I love a good heist novel, and while I’ve read a fair few fantasy heist books, I don’t think I’ve ever found a science fiction book that fits in this category.  You can only imagine how excited I was to hear about Shattermoon.

I really liked the world of Shattermoon.  I tend to prefer my sci-fi to be gritty and dark, with a clear indication that technology doesn’t make/>I
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Dominic Dulley is a British science fiction writer who lives and writes in the shadow of Warwick Castle. He is represented by Ian Drury at Sheil Land Associates.

His debut novel, Shattermoon, is published by Jo Fletcher Books.

His short fiction has appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, Far Orbit: Apogee, The Novel Fox SF Anthology I and Bastion Science Fiction Magazine am
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