Rookie Privateer Privateer Tales #1 PDF/EPUB ë


  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Rookie Privateer Privateer Tales #1
  • Jamie McFarlane
  • English
  • 02 July 2016
  • 9781499195538

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Rookie Privateer Privateer Tales #1My rating 40Rookie Privateer Privateer Tales # 1 by Jamie McFarlane is a solid science fiction novel The writer takes us into the world of miners near Mars where our main character Liam Hoffen lives His father is a miner on a large asteroid and he wants his son to be a miner like him Although Liam dreams of becoming a pilot he still accepts his father's advice But a pirate attack on a mining colony will change his life and he will have to choose which path to take The story world and characters in the book are well developed and it was a pleasure to read this book I would recommend the book to space lovers action and space opera Funny and relaxing stuff When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen everything should be perfect Right Not for Liam Hoffen He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40 helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out His best friend Nick James is set for life in James' Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he's known forever thinks he's pretty great and now she's leaving for the Mars Naval Academy Liam dreams of sailing the stars Whenever he gets the chance he jets into space and floats wishing to be free of the asteroid that has claimed him What he doesn't realize is that fate is about to change everything Sometimes you have to lose parts of yourself to gain the stars and Liam discovers that while it isn't easy to literally lose parts of yourself to the pirates who attacked your home gaining the stars is worth everythingHe and Nick are about to find out what the real world has to offer and they end up meeting exciting people along the way I received a copy of this book from Booklikes in exchange for an honest reviewIn no way was this a bad book If anything I was a bad reader for this particular book I hate reviwing books that were well written but not my style Here it goesMcFarlane's writing is very matter of fact straight forward and technical If you really like sci first mechanisms and machinery and how they work this is a great book for you Unfortunately I'm not such a huge fan and was a little bored with the in depth descriptions Also these descriptions read like a technical manual which is not a bad thing but again not what I really enjoy reading There is no flowery language in this book so if you are like me and need a little fluff in your descriptions look elsewhere Said descriptions due have a tendency to get a little long as do those describing mundane events I definitely could have skipped over the cleaning scenes I get it you're still cleaning It's still gross If it's not interesting to you it sure as hell isn't interesting to readersMy only real criticism was that I hated the descriptions of female characters There was some really creepy 'male gaze' stuff going on While men were described as being short with brown eyes every curve of the female bodies were analyzed and when the main character was caught admiring them most of the time the women responded by giggling winking smiling or shooting back a flirtatious line If some guy was gawking at me in such a way I can tell you none of those would be my first reaction As far as females went in the book most didn't do anything Tabby definitely had potential but Liam's fascination with her anatomy distracted me from her as an actual character The same holds true for Marny She was pretty awesome and led most of the action at the end of the book but Liam's repetitive descriptions of her curves rely emphasized the whole 'what a great fighter for a woman And to keep the spoilers to a minimum I was disappointed in the compulsive need to pair off strong females I need a little out of my characters Overall not bad mostly just not a good match for me If you like straight forward writing with no flowery descriptions check this book out It's an interesting story with lots of twists and turns Incredibly detailed and engaging on an immensely human level McFarlane's Rookie Privateer displays in this reader's opinion glimmers of Heinlein From P Zero to Baru Manush to the decks of the Kuznetsov I thoroughly enjoyed the richly textured world our protagonist Liam Hoffen finds himself in and could absolutely relate to his initial resignation to a life of toil and monotony Complete with space pirates friendship budding romance and infinitely relatable albeit interstellar themes I definitely recommend Rookie Privateer to any fan of the thinking man's science fiction Action packed fun A thoroughly enjoyable pulp sci fi novel for a young reader not too young as there were some references to sex and prostitutes not to mention violence I'd say on the younger end of the young adult set Good space adventureGood likable characters technology seems good without any obvious flaws well edited with a satisfying ending Recommended I would rate as adult or new adult No excessive sex or violence but does have both Good start to a military sci fi A fun read my only complaint is that the main characters seem to develop there skills rather uickly than would seem likely but I understand needing to keep the reader interested I look forward to the next book I I don't know why I liked this book but I didSeriously there's several things in this book that I shouldn't like Extremely direct prose lacking nuance and metaphor Creepy descriptions of female characters Long detailed descriptions of things that do not matterNo really I read several pages' worth of descriptions of the main character cleaning dried feces from all surfaces of a disgusting bathroom Why did I do thatDespite all this I found myself wanting to keep reading I wanted to know about the universe these kids are living in and to a smaller extent I wanted to hear about the technology that exists And the book kept giving me little doses of that information just enough to keep me goingAll that said I'm going to try reading the next book but I suspect it's going to take than an IV drip of world development to keep me sustained through another book of the same writing style Excellent Wow A fast paced high action and adventure sci fi space opera type book I loved it A must read Needs to be added to a reuired reading list for schools Masterfully Written Get your copy today and read this one