Embers of War (Embers of War, #1) by Gareth L. Powell

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Read Embers of War (Embers of War, #1) Online Free - The warship Trouble Dog was built and bred for calculating violence, yet following a brutal war, she finds herself disgusted by conflict and her role in a possible war crime. Seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organisation dedicated to rescuing ships in distress.

But, stripped of her weaponry and emptied of her officers, she struggles in the new role she’s chosen for herself. When a ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of misfits and loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, an ex-captain of a medical frigate who once fought against Trouble Dog, are assigned to investigate and save whoever they can.

Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating and saving the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing ship, whatever the cost. In order to do this, he must reach out to the only person he considers a friend, even if he’s not sure she can be trusted. What Childe doesn’t know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be.

Quickly, what appears to be a straightforward rescue mission turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz and Childe, find themselves at the centre of a potential new conflict that could engulf not just mankind but the entire galaxy.

If she is to survive and save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight.

Title : Embers of War (Embers of War, #1)
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ISBN : 1785655183
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 0 pages


Katiria rated it ★★★★★

February 28, 2018

*** I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much too, Titan Books for the opportunity to read and review Embers of War. *** Whoa, what an amazing and fantastic book was Embers of War was for me. I absolutely and thoroughly loved and enjoyed everything...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2018

I really enjoy a good space opera and this has everything I could wish - great characters, brilliant starships and a thoroughly entertaining plot set in a variety of fascinating settings - plus mysterious and wondrous alien artefacts. There are hints of something else in the shadows ensuring that...

Francesca rated it ★★★★★

January 13, 2018

What I love about Powell’s style, is that he doesn’t mess about. He can take you straight into the action and make you feel you belong there. The prologue of Embers of War set the scene. It goes straight to the point. Quick and dirty like Captain Deal’s orders. From chapter one onward, you are take...

Keith rated it ★★★★★

February 21, 2018

The soul of great literature surely lies in an imaginative and grounded presentation of identifiable persons involved on a stage of aspiration and conflict recognizable to the reader. The protagonists must reside in an ethical world, even if they be monsters their lack of human compassion or virt...

imyril rated it ★★★★☆

February 24, 2018

Fast, furious and fun. There’s a couple of aspects of the very end that leave me mildly dissatisfied, but a solid entertaining space opera of great visuals (the Gallery!) and engaging AI (Trouble Dog <3) Full review to follow. I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest...

Deb rated it ★★★★★

February 11, 2018

You want to read this book. You may not like it, it may make you uncomfortable, but you want to read this book. Even if you are not a big fan of military sf, you want to read this book. It's almost like a descendant of Ann McCaffrey' "Ship Who ..." series and David Feintuch's "The Seafort Saga" s...

Nick rated it ★★★★☆

February 08, 2018

The thing that I enjoyed most about this book was the author's willingness to connect the dots, no matter how far apart they appeared to be when first shown. As a result, everything you read in this book will matter later, with very few exceptions. That keeps the reader on his or her toes. I also...

Christopher rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2018

Refreshing new Space Opera, with a thoroughly engaging protagonist called Trouble Dog. Loved it.

Doreen rated it ★★★★☆

February 19, 2018

Intriguing space opera with lots of twists and turns that I kicked myself for not anticipating sooner (tho to Gareth L Powell's credit, there were so many red herrings that I was constantly second-guessing myself!) The writing is wonderfully descriptive, and I loved the concepts and definitely wa...

Ernest rated it ★★★★☆

February 08, 2018

Embers of War is the first book in a new series by UK author Gareth L. Powell, and it gets things off to a terrific start. Part character driven fiction, part Mil-SF, there’s a bit of Ian Bank’s Culture in the sentient starships, and a enough action to keep things moving along in the twists and t...

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