An inexperienced officer. A dysfunctional ship. Life in the Deep Dark just got a whole lot harder.
In his first assignment as an officer, Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself fresh out of school, wet behind the ears, and way out of his depth. Aboard the William Tinker the senior officers are derelict and abusive, the crew demoralized and undisciplined, and change unwelcomed and dangerous. Can Ishmael use what he learned aboard the Lois McKendrick to help the crew find the ship's heart? Or will he discover that bucking the system may come at too high a price? Return to the Deep Dark with Ish in this fourth installment of the award-winning Solar Clipper series, as he makes the transition from crew to officer.
©2013 Nathan Lowell (P)2016 Podium Publishing
Back to what made this good and growing up some more along the way.
I'm so glad the story here got back to the quality of the first books. I was terribly disappointed by the last book as it meandered through a non-story and left me wondering why even bother with this wimpy wrap up of The Lois and onto new ventures.
This book had a nice meaty story that was a good "read". Thumbs up.
Almost forgot I had this, and then got so excited to listen this week, I was truly sad that it ended.
I still Iadmit I wasn't sure on this one, after the last book had such a sad undertone. And for it being so many years after the academy... but I was pleasantly surprised, this was in fact much better than I'd thought.
I do think you do have to suspend your disbelief a little over the fact that there really was no way to get rid of the Captain of the Tinker in the 5 years he'd been running it into the ground. But, the journey that Ish goes through while asserting his place on the ship and within ranks of the crew is really good, really trying for him, but good for us. He's almost a little bit too good to be true, you know good looks, smart, and just knows everything about everything. I am really waiting for him to come up against something that he really doesn't know how to fix, not just to seemingly do everything right all the time.
Still this novel had a lot of fun, a lot of sad situations though, the fact that the guys on the Tinker thought most of the women were there just to be used, did grate against my skin a lot. Glad it was soon starting to stop though because of Ish and his harem.
Nice work to both Jeffery Kafer and Nathan Lowell and I think as I've said on the other series I'm waiting on hurry up and hit publish on the next :)
"A really good listen"
The out come where the bullies get there comeuppance, plus I didn't expect the ending.
I can't say that I have read/listened too another story line the same as this, it is a good heartening storey line, because there are no aliens trying to wipeout man kind.
Jeffrey Käfer makes the storey come alive, he is one of the narrators that I look for when purchasing a book, because he never does a bad one.
Sail to the ends of the universe.
Yes, hurry up with the next book please.
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