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Charlie was living the life of luxury as an alien wizard’s gladiator slave. It was not ideal.

He had survived a spaceship crash, alien slave traders, space pirates, and fierce gladiatorial combat. Hell, he’d even faced an actual fire-breathing dragon and lived, but now, he was presented with an even greater challenge. Domestic living, captive on a strange world.

Charlie almost had to laugh at his changing circumstances, having seen it all since a wormhole spat him out in a distant galaxy. He learned to fight, he learned to use magic, he even learned to kill - to survive at all costs. And that hard work had somehow landed him a cushy life on a powerful wizard’s estate. But all was not what it seemed.

Something was wrong, and he still wasn’t a free man. Captivity, even in a gilded cage such as this, was abhorrent to the spaceman from Earth. And while the new existence he had fallen into seemed one of luxury, he couldn’t help but wonder when it would all go to hell.

He should have known, with his luck, the answer was soon.

©2019 Scott Baron (P)2019 Scott Baron

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I like this book better than the first one, Charlie doesn't seem like a pushover any more. He has really come into his own. Great story 👏 👌 👍 🙌

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Ahoy Marie!!!!

Great book. Love the space pirate theme and where this series is going. It’s great to read books like this that build up on each other. Scott and Gary do a great job with this one.

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Loved it@

Engaging and exciting! Science fiction at it's best, including alien puppy dogs, pirates, and space vamps!!

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An excellent sequel

**received promotional copy from author

This book continues where Bad Luck Charlie leaves off. A lot has happened and the author does a great job easing you back into the world without rehashing everything. It’s definitely a good idea to refresh your memory of book 1 before jumping back in, but it feels great when you read this directly after 1.

The book doesn’t feel as action-packed as the first did, but that’s ok. It’s kind of like the Empire Strikes Back in that it’s more about the development of Charlie than a huge action epic. This really works. There are predictable moments but they are few and far between. I saw the ending “twist” coming the moment the author set it up, but that didn’t stop me from getting excited about book 3!

If you read my review of book one, my main complaints were language and the const use of “tech.” I’m pleased to say that it was much better. “Tech” sounded better because most characters began calling it “tech magic.” It just felt less forced. The language wasn’t as prolific either.

Another fun listen! Don’t pass it up if you listened to the first!

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Great continuation to a great story

The title of this one feels like it would have been more appropriate as the header for the second arc of the first book as honestly there is very little pirate related stuff in it and it's really just a mention of his past and some re-connections. I get it though this would have been hard to title. While this book still has plenty of action the majority of it isn't nearly as fast paced or seat of your pants as the first one but it still largely feels like a combination of Farscape and Forest Gump. We get a little bit of slice of life and mystery in this one followed by some seat of the pants and finally a resolution. I personally feel the first book as better but for the average reader this one may have been easier to keep up with. The narration is once again fantastic as well and the overall story advances in an interesting way. Definitely a good continuation.

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good book

the book has progressively gotten better I find myself enjoying it more and more,
great fantasy/syfi book

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Charlie gets introduced to what real power is

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

TLDR; As good as the first, and still highly recommended.

Another easy recommendation if you enjoy Sci-Fi, it's a sequel so you'll need to read/listen to the first one, and you won't be disappointed if you do. Charlie gets entangled with some of the real magic users of this Universe and gets involved in a conspiracy that could disrupt the balance of powers and stability of the universe. On top of that, he makes friends with a Dragon, meets up with some of his old friends, and invents coffee... Yes, invents coffee, and the author made that enjoyable.

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A life of Luxury or a lifer of servitude?

After waking up from the fight for his life Charlie find himself in a palace and without the weight of his slave collar. He soon discovers that while his life has drastically improved he is still a slave, his color is just smaller and lighter than ever before. Reunited with his cook friend, Tuktuk Charlie begins to settle in to what seems like a good life under the enslavement of a kind Visla. At least until Charlie really starts to understand what is going on in the Visla's estate. Once again Charlie finds himself in a position where his life and those he cares about is in immediate danger. Come join Charlie on another harrowing adventure, complete with magic, dragons, vampires and mystery.

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Better than the first book.

This sequal was much better than book 1. Less build up and better characters. More action as well.

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really good

Probably just as good as the first the story was a little more streamlined this time so I'm not sure if I like that or I didn't like that but it was still good with a great ending I thought and can't wait for the next one

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  • 09-01-20

Enjoyable series

This is the type of SF books I used to read in the 80s, Not overly taxing but enjoyable and light.

I would say they a would be better aimed at the young adult market.

I liked the narrator and the books get better through the series.

One negative is that the scenes can jump around a little, and feel that they have been edited down from larger text, e.g. some fights start and instantly end as if a dozen paragraphs have been cut out to shorten the book.

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 10-11-20

Another piece of the fantasy

Fantasy goes pirate and it's loads of fun and excitement, holds you reading or listening and it's great.

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  • Dozee
  • 08-09-20

Just Finished

Again a great story continuing the saga, really enjoyed this one and looking forward to the next one in the series😀

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  • Dan_Ormond
  • 07-15-20

another great line in the series

started this book yesterday and finished it today cant get enough of it cant wait for the next one

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  • Andy
  • 05-14-20

Entertaining sequel

I received a free audiobook from the Author, in exchange for an unbiased review. I may have mis-spelled some character names...

Space Pirate Charlie picks up directly where Bad Luck Charlie left off, with Charlie a slave of the Visla Makton, a powerful mage. Although Charlie seems to have fallen on his feet, and is treated as special because of his previous exploits with the Zamaki (dragon) it soon becomes apparent that all is not well, and Charlie must team up with friends old and new to defeat the Visla.

What follows is an adventure through several colourful alien worlds as Charlie tries to escape the Visla and find some of his human tech to help in the battle.

If you're here looking for highbrow literature you're in the wrong place (I'm sure the author won't mind me saying). If you're here for a lighthearted, fun and dramatic adventure featuring magic and tech then buckle up and hold on tight to the dragon, it's quite the ride.

Also I won't spoil it for anyone but that's a heck of a set-up for book 3 at the end!

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  • RickG73
  • 01-29-20

Going great.

Really enjoying this series so far, hopefully adventures will get better and better. Looking forward to next installment.

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  • TBence
  • 12-11-19

left me wanting more every time

well what can say Charlie is starting to find his footing-ish solve one problem and get a load more in return. A romance schmaybe in the cards or is it all a bluff. and of course is it all to good to be true...