Release Date: 04/06/15
Publisher: Del Rey
The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune and adventurers, travelling Earth's colony planets searching for the next job. And nobody talks about their past. But when a face from Captain Ichabod Drift's former life send them on a run to Old Earth, all the rules change. Trust will be broken, and blood will be spilled.
Whilst a lot of Science Fiction titles spend their time in the far flung future there are a few that are set in a timeline that we can actually see within our own lifetime. What this title from Mike Brooks does is not only take the human experience into this future but allows the reader to see that no matter how much we think we change essentially we’re still the same beings we’ve always been with a fair few controlling the masses.
It’s a book that makes readers think, has a cracking plotline, top notch prose and perhaps best of all a kickass plot that really does keep you glued as you see how the characters interact in a universe where we have reached for the stars with more ambition than ability as those who’ve journeyed eke out a hard existence. Throw into the mix a mismatched crew of supporting characters that keep the story moving as well as a pastas alluded to and all round it’s a reading experience that is a hell of a lot of fun. Magic.