• Dark Knight Station: Origins

  • By: Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (420 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three men. Two brothers. One failing station.

When Edgar Vagrant down checks Verkol Kondur’s mining barge, Kondur gets swept up in station politics in spite of his best efforts to avoid them. When Edgar pushes his elder son, Malachai, into working on the station’s freighter, Malachai decides to take matters into his own hands.

With Malachai gone, his brother Zachary gets to pick up the pieces of a management structure that he had no hand in making, no authority to control, and no wish to continue. When mysterious dark sun graffiti appears all over the station, it seems clear that the situation has attracted someone’s attention. The question is whose?

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I almost gave this a pass!

I almost gave this a pass because it doesn't continue either the Ish/Pip and Natalya/Zoya story line. I almost passed on The Wizard's Butler also, but I'm glad I didn't! My only problem is waiting for the next installment of all the Nathan Lowell story lines.

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nail-biter

When I started reading this, I was in a bad mood and I didn’t care about any of these characters. A few chapters in, I was practically biting my fingernails worried for every one of these main characters. This wasn’t “Ishmael’s” story, it was Dark Knight’s. For the first time in this book series almost anybody could die. Also, almost anything could happen. I was surprised by this book throughout, and it was a welcome one.

The time Nathan puts into thinking through how people management, technical stuff, and systems work (in the future) gives the solar clipper books a sort of grounding in a reality.

It’s as if I’m watching Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs, but someone will most likely kill him in the morning and he’s a little uneasy about it and also, he’s nervous about taking the test to become an able spacer, or something.

Jeffrey did a great job narrating, as always. If y’all are reading this thank you very much for all these books, they really help me get out of my head for a while!

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Another Trip Into The Deep Dark

Like all of Nathan Lowell’s Golden Age Of The Solar Clipper books this is comforting to envision a future where we’re exploring, trading, and just trying to be good humans. This book might explore a little bit darker side of the human condition but it also shines brighter because of it. Thanks Sar.

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Too Thick A Slice of Life

Excellent setting/individual elements with passable characters really hooked me on this initially. The setup is good for the first half of the book but unfortunately the slice of life gets a bit too thick. At around halfway through the story the tension breaks in both story lines and the main characters just repeat the same conversations with different people. A LOT! It is the complete inverse of the show not tell axiom.

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Not that great…

As a standalone novel, it's not that great. The story doesn't go much beyond what's already stated in the publisher's summary and it takes too long for the characters to arrive at the predictable conclusion.

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Well read

With an excellent narrator and a really good story line, this book could only be a winner. There are parts of the story line that were not to my taste, but I am not the author. It is what it is and what it is is a well done and entertaining story, narrated by an expert. I recommend you buy this book and all the others in the four "Clipper" series.

Now, if we can only kick Nathan into high gear in turning out more stories from the "Clipper" universe.

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A coming of age story

I always enjoy Nathan Lowell's stories. If you are looking for action, this isn't it. If you like stories with characters you'll enjoy this. Maggie Stevens also appears again.

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No real plot

The book had promise early on and some good characters. Unfortunately all the villainous characters are total caricatures. and all the heroes are annoyingly reticent.

But there is essentially no plot unless you want to call an angry irrational dad, spoiled children, and boring stuff on a space station a plot.

I will say that the author seems to have a lot of potential.

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another excellent book

if you like the Traders Tales, Seekers Tales, or Shamans Tales, you'll love this origin story.

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Dark Knight, the back story

Once again, Nathan Lowell brought together a story that captivated me. I gave 4 stars for story because I miss having date headers at each chapter.

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  • elogden
  • 08-29-21

Great to get some back story

Love the whole series but this was great to get the back story on the places that are not cpjct space and how they fit in within the whole Ishmael story. Love it as always. Great narrator as always, he manages to make me forget there is only one narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-22

Good book

I have like and followed Ishmael through the whole series and thing the origins Dark Knight Station is a great way to start a new series. thanks