Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: May 18, 2017
Sky Full of Stars
0.5. Smuggler Ship
1. The Rogue Prince
2. Angle of Truth
3. Stolen Legacy - Kindle
3.5. Combat Support
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Even though Captain Jelena Marchenko has Starseer talents, such as telepathy and telekinesis, she grew up feeling ostracized from the Starseer community. She longs for an opportunity to prove that she deserves a place among them.Thoughts on Stolen Legacy: Like mother, like daughter, amirite?!?! Relics and danger and sometimes questionable allies all wrapped up in a spaceship that everybody underestimates. Or maybe it's the ship's captain who gets underestimated. Either way. Nobody expects the Snapper (or her crew) to do what they do.
When an old friend of the family shows up, seeking transportation to the site of an ancient Starseer relic, Jelena believes this may be her chance to prove herself. If she helps Abelardus recover an artifact that's important to the Starseer community, maybe she’ll finally be invited to join.
Only when she and her crew are on the way does she start to question what Abelardus plans to do with the artifact and if he has the right to dig it up. Further, she wonders why it’s been left alone for centuries. Is there a reason nobody tried to recover it before? And is it worth risking the lives of herself and her crew to win the good regard of strangers?
Or to get out of the tight situations they invariably find themselves in.
With the addition of a handful of temporary guests, we get to see a different dynamic settle over the crew. While Jelena loves captaining, she's still uncertain if the choices she's making for the ship and crew are the right ones. Considering Thor's sometimes bloody focus on following the path his father set down for him, Jelena's desire to not seek out harm (on herself or others)... well, let's just say he's starting to consider that the path he's following might not be the only one available to him.
*stares at everyone with my gleeful eyes*
(Seriously, I really like the conflict in Thorian. He's been forged into a weapon, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have options. Plus, I'm endlessly holding out hope that Jelena's more optimistic outlook on life will rub off on Thor.)
Old friends (of a sort), plenty of dangerous situations, and one idealistic, young captain all come together to give us a new adventure across the stars.