My review of Sarah Hoyt’s Darkship Thieves
Athena Hera Sinistra never wanted to go to space. Never wanted see the eerie glow of the Powerpods. Never wanted to visit Circum Terra. Never had any interest in finding out the truth about the DarkShips. You always get what you don’t ask for. Which must have been why she woke up in the dark of shipnight, within the greater night of space in her father’s space cruiser, knowing that there was a stranger in her room. In a short time, after taking out the stranger—who turned out to be one of her father’s bodyguards up to no good, she was hurtling away from the ship in a lifeboat to get help. But what she got instead would be the adventure of a lifetime—if she managed to survive. . . .
Wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The first part reminded me quite a lot of Captains Courageous with the spoiled brat learning about responsibility and growing into an adult. The middle part resembled the fish out of water nature of the first section of Freehold. And the last part reminded me of the prison escape of The Count of Monte Cristo or even Peter’s escape from Herrod in Acts 12.Holy Bible: King James Version.
It was nice seeing the main character grow. There was lots of foreshadowing. And I had most of the twists figured out in broad strokes, but the actual details were rather surprising towards the end. The minor characters weren’t all that fleshed out, but they didn’t need to be as the story really only revolved around Thena and Kit. The technology was a bit of a mystery at times.
I’m very much looking forward to the rest in the series. I would have finished this much sooner if real world issues hadn’t interfered with my reading time so much. It’s rather compelling and well paced story.
The eBook was formatted well with only one noticeable spelling/grammar error.