Written by Drew Wagar under official license from the creators of, and based in the vast universe of, the seminal space trading computer game Elite: Dangerous
Lady Kahina Loren, born into the Prism system's powerful ruling family, is desperate to throw off the shackles of her privileged lifestyle and discover herself, but ambition crumbles when she faces death at the hands of the one person she thought she could trust.
With the advanced technology of the third millennium, death is not always as final as it seems, but when that technology malfunctions, is death the better option?
Follow Drew on his website here: www.drewwagar.com.
Music by Allen Stroud. Cover design by Heather Murphy.
A Radio Theatre Workshop production for Fantastic Books Audio. All rights reserved.
©2014 Drew Wagar (P)2015 Daniel Grubb
Enjoyed every moment of this story, and learned a lot about the deeper lore of the Elite universe. a cast of characters just big enough to keep it interesting, but not so many that you lose track of who is who. Wonderful mix of high tech 33rd century and Renaissance technology and society. Loved the political intrigue woven into the plot, and while the writing did have a few brief moments where it got a bit stilted and repetitive, Toby Longworth's performance (and the background SFX/music) really shine. Highly recommended to any fans of the Elite universe, and to anyone who enjoys grand space opera in general.
brilliantly realised and immersive for the most part, with only a few shreds of slightly ropey writing throughout.
As someone just starting to explore Elite lore, this book completely sucked me in.
Interesting characters, lots of action, and the book completely nails the universe of Elite. I can't wait for the next part of the series!
Don't like the background special effects,narrator is fine.
I didn't think a spin-off story for Elite Dangerous would be this good.
Excellent job By Toby Longworth in this piece which felt more like radio theater than an audiobook. Using the game sounds added to the performance. For an Elite: Dangerous fan it's excellent entertainment while jumping to Sag A or Beagle Point.
I have read this in print and it was fantastic. The audio book a radio style dramatization so there is music and sound effect much like the old time radio show before the modern TV. Kind of enjoyed that as I played the game.
I enjoyed some of the spaced battles and the details quite nicely and the details to the ships and planet descriptions, I would go in to more detail but I feel it would give away a lot of the plot and story since these tend to be at key parts of the story.
His male voices where spot on, hard for deeper tone voice to actually do a woman's voice but once your sense disbelief kicks in and your immersed in the story you don't notice as much
Yes I would, However I did in three long jaunts because of time constraints
It amused that you already know a good deal of the Elite lore so a lot of back story maybe lost for those who have never played any of the Elite games or read the original novelas. With out that back details it would be hard to grow attachments or understand how ruthless the Elite universe can get. However Wagner's details of the games beloved ships is spot on. The effects of this story did effect the in game story, and the game also effect the hero story enough that a second book is getting written. This is a must have for any hard core Elite fan to have playing as you are doing those long Solthis trade runs or exploring
"best sci-fi book I've read in a long time."
loved the book, listened to it twice. amazing characters and it really captures the setting
"Amazing Book for an Amazing Game"
Incredible. I used to read books alot as a kid but stopped once I got into gaming.... The I started playing Elite Dangerous and heard about this book so I had to see what the hype was about. I was drawn in the whole time. I can't wait to see what happens next.
"Great use of the game"
Good fished out characters, tight story. Narration is good but takes some getting used to.
"Elite fans GET THIS!"
Excellent giving depth and background to the game, Superbly written well done Drew!, see you out there in the void....
"Fans of the Game will Enjoy This"
Only if they are a fan of the Elite: Dangerous game.
It needed a bit more depth to it I feel. Also, there's only a slight reference to the Formidine Rift mystery, which, if you follow the game lore, is slowly building up in intensity at the moment. I think Wagar could have weaved a bit more of that into the main storyline to give it a more sinister feel.
"Really good book, period"
It was my first audio book, and I loved it. Would have loved a female voice for the female characters.
"Thrilling intrigue in the harshness of space"
An Immersive and compelling epic tale of galactic life, death and rebirth among the stars.
"Really cool for Elite fans"
One of the characters was a little annoying and I ended up rooting for someone I probably wasn't meant to but over all I really enjoyed this glimpse into the Elite Dangerous universe.
great storywriting, production and narration from start to finish.
The use of in-game sounds really enhance the story.
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