Revenger - Revenger (Paperback)Alastair Reynolds (author)
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Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them . . .
Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded with layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous.
Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore's crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular.
Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future - a tale of space pirates, buried treasure and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism . . . and of vengeance . . .
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
A bold space opera. * Peter F. Hamilton, Shortlist Magazine *
A must-read... an unexpectedly personal and emotionally-driven tale of determination and retribution - with some great twists along the way and a gutsy heroine who will appeal to fans of young adult literature. * STARBURST *
A blindingly clever imagining of our solar system in the far flung future. * THE SUN *
A rollicking adventure yarn with action, abduction, fights, properly scary hazards, very grisly torture and even ghosts of a sort. * THE DAILY TELEGRAPH *
By far the most enjoyable book Reynolds has ever written. * SFX *
The World of Revenger is undeniably fascinating, and with Reynolds as your storyteller, a journey into it is definitely worthwhile. * SCIFINOW *
Featuring dollops of derring-do and not a few space battles too, Revenger might be Reynold's most accessible solo effort yet. * TOR.COM *
Basically, it's TREASURE ISLAND meets MOBY DICK, set in space, with a nice BLADE RUNNER-ish colour palette and a cast of characters worthy of a Terry Gilliam movie. I loved it. * JOANNE HARRIS *
Reynolds makes the human story compelling in a narrative that, spiced with bizarre characters aplenty and propelled by vengeance, smacks intriguingly of everything from Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to Mad Max. * NATURE *
An excellent, gripping piece of work * SFANDFREVIEWS *
A delightful romp through the spaceways. * INTERZONE *
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“Unique universe with exciting space opera story”
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“How far would you go to take your revenge?”
This is a pirate adventure - a touch of Firefly, a dash of Treasure Island, all adventure.
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“Page turning dark space opera”
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