In Ashes Born: A Seeker's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1 (Unabridged)
An old friend. A new course. A deadly ship with a secret cargo.
Ishmael Wang returns to Port Newmar, but ghosts from his past have followed him. His old shipmate, Phillip Carstairs, offers him the opportunity to track down the man who killed his lover. The catch? He must take command of the Chernyakova, a ship that still stinks of death and haunts Ishmael's nightmares.
Together Phillip and Ismael begin a journey into unknown reaches of the Deep Dark to bring back the man who killed Greta.
A excellent new spinoff from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper!
This latest book is set in the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper and features Captain Ishmael Horatio Wong and many other beloved characters from the series. Once again, Nathan Lowell demonstrates why he is unquestionably one of the greatest living sci-fi writers. In every one of his works, Lowell weaves a fabric of strong storytelling combined with considerable character development. Lowell's prior service in the US Coast Guard provided him with a very broad and accurate knowledge of nautical procedures and protocols that is unsurpassed by his fellow authors in the sci-fi genre. He also applies sound leadership principles throughout all his novels - including those set in the Lammas Wood.
Perhaps the best comparison I can make to other similar works is to that of the recent Battlestar Galactica tv series, given their character development, remarkable nail-biting tension, and accurate military protocol.
All of the previous audiobooks set in the Solar Clipper era were narrated by the author, which is a huge benefit, because he is an incredibly talented narrator. Although there has been a substitution to a new narrator, the choice was one of the best in the business. When I first learned that Nathan would not be the narrator, I was very disappointed. Once I learned that it was Jeffrey Kafer, I relaxed, since he is so talented. Sure enough, Jeff does a remarkable job of narrating this audiobook. Be freeing Nathan from his narration duties, Jeff makes it possible for him to dedicate his energy to creating more new works that otherwise would be delayed at the very least.
In Ashes Born
Classic Nathan Lowell that all his fans expect. I really missed these characters. The writing is friendly and comfortable. Love this series. The new narrator is not as good as Nathan and I really did miss his character renditions.