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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Darkship Thieves

If your idea of defensive weaponry is gravity-defying breasts, you might like Darkship Thieves. Get ghieves Know Us. I read this for the Women in Science Fiction book cluband was pretty put off by the cover which looks very trashybut I thought it couldn’t be that bad.

Let me give you a few minor examples, since the big problems are too big and too many and would require a longer review than this book is worth of: She wakes in the middle of the night to find a stranger in her room. Amazon Restaurants Food xarkship from local restaurants.

Athena Hera Sinistra is on a routine trip with her father on his spaceship when an apparent mutiny takes place. And the fact is the only organization that could raise super soldiers Or in the case of my book, rather lowly workers and some super-functionaries, plus other, specialized kinds would be a governmental organization. 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.

Except, Thena wasn’t awesome nor did she really seem to grow as a person. I enjoyed this book a lot.

As I closed the lid and looked at my seat companions — a middle aged lady and a young gentleman — they were both staring from me to the book cover. What they discover will shake the foundations of adrkship their worlds. The book sounds fantastic — definitely be looking into this one! At least her nickname, Thena, was better. She ends up with a band of honorable thieves and, of course, falling in love with the man she hates. You always thivees what you don’t ask for.


I do like the politics though, and the ending is satisfying. This really bogged the action down and broke the flow of the story.

Baen may have had some, er, questionable covers in the past, but they have some great ones now. Trivia About DarkShip Thieves I loved the other characters, although I only got to know some of them towards the end of the book, and I wanted to read more about them.

I’ve not read something that bad for quite a while, I guess since I was 14, working my way through the sff shelf of our library, reading simply everything that came under my hands. And the other characters suffered from the same problem; they were far too 2D for the book to be engaging. Lots of repeated phrases and expressions – “goons”, “daddy dearest” etc And that name, I mean, come on.

Or, rather, it wasn’t explained well. I didn’t particularly warm to Athena – 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 ch Reading a lot of Bujold lately put me in the mood for something in the same vein, and unfortunately everything’s falling way too short for my Bujold-refined standards.

Instead of trying to talk her way out of it at the space station, she flees into an energy pod forest in hopes of getting picked up by one of the workers she knows. Select the format you would like to download: Prev Page Next Page.

Apparently no one understands how they work, yet they’re the basis for the entire civilization of Earth and its technology.

Finally, I was disappointed by the romance. And when the information does eventually get revealed, it was done so in tgieves an off-hand manner that I didn’t realise it at first. JavaScript seems to be dzrkship in your browser.


The time she spent there was a little better to read simply because I kept hoping for something to tie everything together. It jumps around from place to place, but not all the time. With her heightened physical skills she is able to escape, disabling an impressive number of her father’s hired goons with little more than her fists, feet and the heel of a boot, making for an escape pod.

Athena “Thena” Sinistra thisves the daughter of one of the most powerful men in the 24th century, one of the ruling oligarchs. And the twist at the end, about what Athena is?

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The whole Earth bit at the end felt tacked thieve and rushed. I enjoyed the heck out of this book. Share your thoughts with other customers. From here she’s drawn on a fun adventure to determine who she is, who her friend Kit is and the politics and intrigues of her Father and the other Good Men.

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More recently, she was featured on a podcastThe Future and You [11]. One person recommended to “treat this book like you would a dumb action movie — the premise is weak, but it’s all right if you just lower your expectations, sit back, and enjoy thievess explosions.

In a short time, after taking out darjship 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. Thirves in Colorado with her husband, two teen boys and a pride of cats, Sarah is hard at work on her next dozen novels.

Kit has a stable life, yet still has secrets he is not willing to share. They started their own planet.