Rookie Privateer (Privateer Tales #1) by Jamie McFarlane

Into the Wild

Read Rookie Privateer (Privateer Tales #1) Online Free - When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James' Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he's known forever thinks he's pretty great and now she's leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.

Liam dreams of sailing the stars. Whenever he gets the chance, he jets into space and floats, wishing to be free of the asteroid that has claimed him. What he doesn't realize is that fate is about to change everything.

Sometimes you have to lose parts of yourself to gain the stars, and Liam discovers that while it isn't easy to literally lose parts of yourself to the pirates who attacked your home, gaining the stars is worth everything.

He and Nick are about to find out what the real world has to offer and they end up meeting exciting people along the way.

Title : Rookie Privateer (Privateer Tales #1)
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ISBN : 1499195532
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 274 pages


H.d. rated it ★★★☆☆

September 29, 2014

Rookie Privateer is a basic space opera, though a bit far-fetched. Sure, this is science fiction, and we all make big allowances in what's allowed on the technical side. In that regard this story is fine, a classic space tale of mining and space ships and independent colonies and pirates. But the...

Autumn rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable pulp sci-fi novel for a young reader (not too young as there were some references to sex and prostitutes... not to mention violence, I'd say on the younger end of the young adult set).

Hilton rated it ★★★★☆

November 13, 2017

Good start to a military sci-fi A fun read, my only complaint is that the main characters seem to develop there skills rather more quickly than would seem likely but I understand needing to keep the reader interested. I look forward to the next book.

Mckenzie rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 18, 2017

I received a copy of this book from Booklikes in exchange for an honest review. In no way was this a bad book. If anything I was a bad reader for this particular book. I hate reviwing books that were well written but not my style. Here it goes. McFarlane's writing is very matter-of-fact, straight f...

Larry rated it ★★★☆☆

January 03, 2017

This book would seem to be targeted at a younger audience, perhaps 10 to 14 years old. As such, it is written at a fairly simple level and I'm more than willing to lower my "believable or not" filter based on this being the target audience. So unlike some reviews I was OK with some of the less be...

Jake rated it ★★★★★

April 29, 2014

Incredibly detailed and engaging on an immensely human level, McFarlane's "Rookie Privateer" displays - in this reader's opinion - glimmers of Heinlein. From P-Zero to Baru Manush to the decks of the Kuznetsov, I thoroughly enjoyed the richly textured world our protagonist, Liam Hoffen, finds him...

Forrest Dee Jeffcoat rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

I say.... I say.... ABSOLUTELY......... SPIFFY !!!! FDJ.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Period ! ! ! ! ! !

Ian rated it ★★★★★

September 28, 2014

This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blo...

Mike rated it ★★★★★

October 30, 2017

If you are looking for a Science Fiction Series that is written in the Old fashioned Space Opera Manner "Rookie Privateer" is the Book for You!! I totally enjoyed it!! Liam Hoffen, Nick James, and Tabby Masters are of the age to take the SAT and become Adults on Mars. This book is a True Space Op...

Tony rated it ★★★☆☆

August 11, 2017

A fairly enjoyable space opera that was easy to read. However, you have to suspend belief when confronted with the idea that the navy would give a letter of Marque to a couple of naïve kids straight out of school. It turned out that they were very naïve, far too trusting and at times incredibly st...

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