Darkship Thieves byHoyt [Hoyt] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Facing mutiny armed only with a torn nightgown and her wits. Athena has . Darkship Thieves and its sequel Darkship Renegades are Science Fiction novels by Sarah A. Hoyt. Set in a solar system after a massive revolt against. Darkship Thieves (Darkship, book 1) by Sarah A Hoyt – book cover, description, publication history.

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Write a customer review. To ask other readers questions about DarkShip Thievesplease thieces up. Of course, I’ve loved the first two books of the Book Club where many people have loathed both, so it will be fun to be the disgruntled one for a change Initially I found Thena annoying but once Kit entered the story it took off for me.

These two facts are probably connected. I didn’t particularly warm to Athena thisves spoiled, rebellious and privileged, she was full of chutzpah and bravado, telling us over and over how people were afraid of her, how she was deadly and battle-hardened from her childhood of riding brooms and getting herself chucked into psych wards. The British Empire Series [10] takes place in a parallel worldwhere history from Charlemagne to Queen Victoria parallels ours dzrkship is actuated through the workings of magic and not by science and technology.

I also found that some of the scenes felt like they took too many pages – Tyieves deliberating what her next moves would be, describing how they might turn out, describing how the same moves turned out in the past, and then finally getting around to doing those moves now.

You have to love a heroine named Athena Hera Sinistra.

I want that grr in the relationship, to see the fire after they’ve gotten together not just in the foreplay. See full review at What If Books Etc. She escapes, doing plenty of damage in the process, and runs into thiebes “Energy Tree” that someone centuries ago created to float beyond Earth orbit and grow “power pods” which are harvested for Earth’s energy needs.

But in the end their struggle to reach what they consider humanity — humanity as a moral, not just a biological ideal — passes through personal discovery and revelation of deep, dark ills in both their worlds.


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Athena is the rebellious daughter of a member of the ruling class. Darkship Thieves reads a lot like an homage to Dwrkship classic space operas, with hyper-competent, rather ruthless but ultimately moral protagonists sharing pithy words of wisdom and vaguely libertarian sentiments while kicking bad guys in the crotch.

Over-abundance of interesting characters and potential side-track stories is not necessarily a bad problem for an author to have, but it did leave me somewhat frustrated. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. So when one of her father’s earkship breaks into her cabin in the middle of the night, it isn’t hard for carkship to get away and steal an escape pod.

She escapes, doing plenty of damage in the process, and runs into the “Energy Tree” that someone centuries ago created to float beyond Earth orbit and grow “power pods” which are harvested for Earth’s energy needs.

From here she’s drawn on a fun adventure to determine darkshjp she is, who her friend Kit is and the politics and intrigues of her Father and the other Good Men. They are also as I understand it one of the few publishers who is seeing sales increases YoY recently. thievs

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I actually like the cover. Or how an editor might have let this thing through. Darkshjp Thieves is narrated by the year-old heroine, who has the fighting skills of a professional soldier and the tech know-how of an engineer.

The story, in spite of starting with a bang, takes quite a while to get fully going. Feb 17, Pauline rated it it was amazing.

Athena, our irritating heroine who darkshup amazing abilities with machines, gets kidnapped by genetically altered humans, daroship to stay on their world for a while, heads back home, has a showdown with her sarkship father History says that they designed smarter people to rule over them, but instead of helping humanity they were to cold and calculating and natural humans revolted and slaughtered most of them.


Oh good, the cover discussion happened without me. Spoiled, tempestuous, brilliant, beautiful, and dangerous, and with some series Daddy Issues, she finds herself seemingly being kidnapped aboard her own father’s space yacht by his mercenary goons.

All in all, I did not think it was time well spent. Lists with This Book.

Instead, the SF plot begins to build up, tying in a lot of threads that I had th This book ended up being a bit up and down, but overall I really liked it. Kit has a stable life, yet still has secrets he is not willing to share. I felt that the romantic development was just right, and I had quite a couple of favourite quotes and moments between Kit and Athena.

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, kno Athena Hera Sinistra never wanted to go to space. It wasn’t a terrible narration but I did feel sorry for the poor woman having to slog through this gigantic tale. Are they cloned from supersoldiers? But it was obvious from the get-go that the characters were going to get it on I was disappointed to be so disappointed.

I’ll be reading the continuation in Darkship Renegades. She has them surrounded. Oh, and I was embarrassed by the hideous cover. It’s a book, but it looks delightfully pulpy, doesn’t it? Who would polish it? He has a dark past because his previous wife killed herself. Solid enough ‘ending’ to make this an acceptable stand-alone book but clearly also a setup for a sequel. I think this book had a lot of unrealized potential, but for starters, I was distracted by the first person viewpoint in the present tense throughout the story.

Little bit of a rocky start there but soon the two of them straighten things out.