Action-orientated space opera with a spaceship crewed by rogues and scoundrels, from the author of SEEDS OF EARTH - perfect for fans of STAR WARS, FIREFLY or FARSCPE
Action-orientated space opera with a spaceship crewed by rogues and scoundrels, perfect for fans of STAR WARS, FIREFLY or FARSCAPE. For Pyke and his crew it should have been just another heist. Travel to a backwater desert planet, break into a museum, steal a tracking device then use it to find a ship buried in the planet's vast and trackless sandy wastes.
Except that the museum vault is a bio-engineered chamber, and the tracking device is sought after by another gang of treasure hunters led by an old adversary of Pyke's, the devious Raven Kaligara. Also, the ship is a quarter of a million years old and about two kilometres long and somewhere aboard it is the Essavyr Key, a relic to unlock all the treasures and technologies of a lost civilisation . . .
Proper galaxy-spanning space opera
Hugely enjoyable . . . an absolute cracker of a space opera
Cobley excels at presenting his thoroughly lived-in future with a slew of technological marvels and an engaging cast of characters
A very entertaining read . . . the series as a whole possesses tremendous potential
The sort of thing that space opera readers love. We've got spaceships and a broad history, shown through the viewpoints of multi-person perspectives, linked together in a way that Heinlein would've been proud of
Michael Cobley was born in the city of Leicester, has lived in Perth (Australia) and Glasgow but now resides in North Ayrshire. His previous works have included the Shadowkings trilogy (a dark and grim fantasy epic), Iron Mosaic (a collection of short stories) but he is best known for his epic space opera series - Humanity's Fire. Splintered Suns is a standalone adventure set in this universe.