The gripping sequel to the Locus award winning science fiction adventure, Revenger, tells a story of obsession and betrayal as two sisters hunt for the greatest treasure in the universe.
Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen's ship. And rumors of Bosa Sennen's hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession.
Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead and they don't care if she's already been killed. They'll happily take whoever is flying her ship.
Shadow Captain is a desperate story of cursed ships, vengeful corporations, and alien artifacts, of daring escapes and wealth beyond imagining ... and of betrayal.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The continuation of the Revenger series is a thrilling science-fiction adventure that makes the most of dramatic sibling rivalry. The fact that Adrana and Fura Ness are sisters doesn’t mean they share a moral compass; their clashing agendas power this pageturner. Author Alastair Reynolds turns up the heat, exploring Adrana’s simmering anguish at being enslaved by the pirate Bosa Sennen and Fura’s hunt for Bosa’s rumoured treasure. Unfurling at breakneck speed, Shadow Captain travels through the vastness of the universe.
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You lost me
On a high from reading Revenger, I started this book right away. The first quarter of the book I found riveting and then the author dips into deeper waters which I don’t feel he conveys all the aspects very well. The clarity is off and I sometimes had difficulty following the flow of speech. Still an amazing novel and a fascinating subject. Possibly it might just be too much stuffed into too little, giving the story almost a congested feeling