I saw this post by Inge at, The Belgian Reviewer, who I discovered through Vera at, Unfiltered Tales, and thought it a great way to start the week. Alas, I am once again late posting, given I’ve had a crazy day here, today.
Anyway, the original post of Goodreads Monday was posted over at Lauren’s Pageturners. She writes:
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here.
To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your links to the comments so that others can see what you picked.
So here’s my choice: EMBERS OF WAR by Gareth L. Powell.
I am a fan of Powell’s work, and his ability to spin a great story. He specifically writes science fiction, but while the backdrop might be space opera, or alien invasion, don’t be fooled, there is always so much more to Powell’s stories than meet the eye. He also writes strong female characters, which is refreshing, and has them at the fore and in the thick of it, along side their male counterparts. He also isn’t afraid to step into the puddle, muddy the water, as with this, his latest title.
Embers of War takes a hard, long look at war, and then, the aftermath: the battle for peace. Which will be the more difficult battle to overcome, that’s the question, I think Powell poses. I received my copy directly from the Publisher, slated for read and review in the coming weeks. So I am amped up to read how Powell tackles this subject given I thought highly of his Ack-Ack Macaque Trilogy. If you love space opera and well written SF, you can’t go wrong reading Powell and his work.
Title: EMBERS OF WAR
Author: Gareth L. Powell
Publisher: Titan Books
Published: Feb 2018
The sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in a genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organisation dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission.
Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing spaceship. What Childe doesn’t know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be. A straightforward rescue turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz and Childe find themselves at the centre of a conflict that could engulf the entire galaxy. If she is to save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight…