In book two of the Colony Ship Trailblazer series, the adventurers from Dome 17 on the dying Earth are on the old colony ship, but things have not gone as planned.
They receive an urgent summons from some unknown entity, proclaiming, “There is a major crisis! People in danger. I need your help to avert a tragedy! There is a major crisis! People in danger. I need your help to avert a tragedy!”
Janae and Ken reluctantly answer that call, but what awaits as they venture into some of the unknown reaches of the Trailblazer? What is the nature of the crisis? What people are in danger? And who sent them the message and why?
Just exactly what will be revealed as the Tragedy on the Trailblazer?
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Wilderness adventure, action, combat and monsters all wrapped up in a cool sci-fi story that happens to be on a spaceship.
The story is well written with good pacing. The characters are believable and intresting. The characters has some intense moments as this story is not a happy or calm journey for them.
The narration is very good, it is clear and easy to listen to. Each character is well voiced and their emotions really come across especially in stressful situation. The action scenes have a real sense of threat and tension.
I am happy with the time spent listing to this book and can recommend it.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
Since landing on the Trailblazer, both Men and Janae have endured traumatic experience but have found each other again. Now they have to decide what to do. Cut off from communication with Dome 17, yet untrusting of anything they were told from there previously, they are unwilling to shut down the teleportation machine link just in case it could still be used to transport their Earth colleagues to the.Colony ship - or them back to Come 17. However, with rapidly dwindling food and most of their possession still missing, including two of their fusion packs, and without their.A.I. Kimberley being able to log into the Trailblazer's information system, they decide they must take one of their remaining fusion packs to power their weapons, leaving just one south teleportation, and leave their safe room to explore. In the dingy corridors outside, they are approached by a yellow autamacube.warning of danger and asking for help. After considerable suspicion, they determine to follow where it leads....
This is the second in the Trailblazer series, part of the wider Colony Ship world in which teams of two are despatched in faster than light vessels from the failing Dome 17, the last refuge of humans still functioning on an already dead Earth, Although this book can easily be read as a stand alone, it is far better to have first become acquainted with the characters in book one,to better understand the characters and why they react in the ways that they do. The action is fast and furious when it happens but there is also tension and unexplained difficulties to solve, fears to overcome, frustrations to be endured as well as mad machines which might, or might not, be offering help.
Well written with great dialogue, spoken in a slightly stilted way by the main protagonistts, whose language has evolved a little over the preceding centuries, there is also humour here, too. The narrator, Jaclyn Sorting is very good, reading with clarity and passion, interpreting the characters well in addition to giving each an appropriate and distinctive voice. But for this reader, the speed of delivery was just a little too slow, but this was easily corrected by increasing the settings to 1.25.
The Trailblazer books remain this reader's favourite in the Colony Ship series. That Janae certainly has anger issues! And just have to love those artificial intelligence. A good science fiction adventure story, well told and performed. Recommended.