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Nova War: Shoal, Book 2 | [Gary Gibson]

Nova War: Shoal, Book 2

Dakota and Corso discover not only that the Shoal are caught in an aeons-long conflict with a rival star-faring species, but that the Bandati have resolved to make an alliance with this race by giving them deadly knowledge acquired from the Magi starship; forging an unholy alliance with the Shoal-member Trader. Dakota is determined to stop them - but the destruction of millions of inhabited worlds appears inevitable.
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Dakota and Corso discover not only that the Shoal are caught in an aeons-long conflict with a rival star-faring species, but that the Bandati have resolved to make an alliance with this race by giving them deadly knowledge acquired from the Magi starship; forging an unholy alliance with the Shoal-member Trader. Dakota is determined to stop them - but the destruction of millions of inhabited worlds appears inevitable.

©2012 Gary Gibson (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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    SciFi Kindle Cheshire, CT USA 07-10-14
    SciFi Kindle Cheshire, CT USA 07-10-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a Hard SF & Space Opera-loving, alien android from the future. I bring gifts of SciFi eBooks & accessories for your leader's Kindle. Take me to him/her/it.

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    "Slow start, strong finish"

    Gibson’s second book in the Shoal Sequence continues following its two protagonists from “Stealing Light”, Dakota Merrick and Lucas Corso, largely in two separate narratives. Having concluded their previous story in possession of the ultimate prize, a superluminal and ultra powerful starship full of technologies denied to humanity, Gibson promptly removes that advantage from them in order to ratchet up the stakes. While a good part of the first half of the book is a snail-pace chronicle of their imprisonment, it also introduced some additional characters from other species, and these were both imaginative and helpful in stretching both the perspective and focal length on the plot. The action-packed climax has a satisfying number of moving parts, although I was surprised at the amount of epilog following, which I imagine will make for a much smoother transition into the third volume.

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    William Winter Park, FL, United States 03-18-13
    William Winter Park, FL, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Starts slow, then more goodness."

    Listened to the book on Audible. Still love this series. First half of this book was a bit slow due to the introduction of new aliens that played a pivotal part in the story. But at the half way point, it takes off!! On to book 3!

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    F. Wreford Cadillac, MI 12-03-12
    F. Wreford Cadillac, MI 12-03-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Another fun romp"

    This is a good continuation fron Stealing Light. A few good twists and turns keeps you going.

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    "First Rate Read!"

    A most exciting opening to a series!



    Great concepts and a rich tapestry crossing the galaxy!



    The characters are well developed and definitely good fun.



    Without doubt the narrator does a great job bringing the characters to life.



    Good fun, thought provoking, exciting and with every possibility of a long running series.



    Take a gamble, you'll love this one!

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    "Great Continuation"

    The is a good continuation of the Shoal series as with the previous book it has slow point but in general a good listen.

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