Shadow Captain

Shadow Captain

The gripping sequel to the Locus award winning science fiction adventure, Revenger, tells a story of obsession and betrayal as two sisters hunt for the greatest treasure in the universe. Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa S The gripping sequel to the Locus award winning science fiction adventure, Revenger, tells a story of obsession and be...

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Title:Shadow Captain
Author:Alastair Reynolds
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Shadow Captain
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:488 pages pages

Shadow Captain Reviews

  • Olav
    Feb 04, 2019
    Almost exactly as good as the first one. For better or for worse. Character development is shallow AF. Adventure is well paced. Fun but disposable. Interesting world building. ...
  • John
    Mar 07, 2019
    Decent storyline, excellent world building...but slowed to a crawl too often by waaaay too much sisterly angst. ...
  • Mark
    Jan 12, 2019
    This time last year I was reviewing Alastair?s Elysium Fire, the sequel to The Prefect (aka Aurora Rising.) In 2019 I?m now looking at another sequel  - this time to Revenger, published in 2016. Shadow Captain continues the story of Revenger, a mere few months after the end of...
  • Liviu
    Apr 20, 2019
    When starting this one, I thought it's the last volume of the series, so I kept expecting things to happen and the plot to advance, and the book got to the end without much happening - I figured out there must be at most another book by then, but overall while the first person narratio...
  • Matthew Galloway
    Apr 18, 2019
    With four stars, I obviously enjoyed this. However, there were a few aspects that rather bugged me. Before we get to that, though, there's lots of adventure, more exploration of the universe, some advancement of the overall story arc, and interesting exploration of new characters. ...
  • Ran
    Jan 17, 2019
    Wow, this story got so much better the deeper we got into the mire. Following the first novel, in which the Ness sisters (view spoiler)[defeat Bosa Sennen at the cost of a few important things (life, sanity, appendage, etc.) (hide spoiler)] , Shadow Captain picks up where the spent rem...
  • Jason
    Mar 10, 2019
    5 Stars Shadow Captain by Alastair Reynolds, book two in the Revenger series can almost do no wrong with me. I love his writing style, his pacing, and of course his genre, science fiction. This book is something that none of his other books are, including The Blue Remembered Earth ...
  • Bradley
    Apr 03, 2019
    The second Revenger book continues on with a pretty traditional Space Opera tale. Where the first began with revenge on the mind, the second focuses much more on financial survival, salvage, and after a particularly awesome Reynolds-homage-to-Reynolds sentient skull candy partnersh...
  • Denise
    Feb 12, 2019
    Well I didn?t like Revenger but hoped I?d like this one better-but all I can say is, ?Alaister Reynolds-what?s going on here??? His previous stories are some of my favorites. The actions is minor and uninteresting and the dialog is leaden. First we hear a conversation bet...
  • Reidar
    Apr 21, 2019
    Sarja teine osa oli minu jaoks üllatuslikult tüki maad parem kui esimene. Kõigepealt oli käesolev tsuti tõsisem, vähem naiivne ja samas konkreetsem. Oli huvitav lugeda peategelastest tüdrukute hakkama saamist kurikuulsa ning hälbelise kosmosepiraadi Bosa Sennen'i jälgedes. Kui...
  • Josh
    Feb 04, 2019
    First off, I'm a big fan of Mr. Reynolds work. I thought Revenger was a bit "Meh" compared to some of his other work. But Shadow Captain is better than it predecessor. It was a good change of perspective, giving Adrana Ness the reins. Her internal dialogue was excellent, and the author...
  • Bryan
    Mar 12, 2019
    A triumphant return to form for Alastair Reynolds, full of evil characters, conflicted heroes, mysterious aliens, and a hidden history for humanity spanning millions of years. ...
  • Brian Clegg
    Jan 22, 2019
    One again, Alastair Reynolds demonstrates his mastery of complex world building. This is a sequel to Revenger, but while it's ideal to have read that first, I didn't feel a huge loss from not having done so. (But I'll be going back to read it.) What sets these books apart is the ric...
  • Konstantinos Georgokitsos
    Mar 07, 2019
    As Reynolds puts it himself in the acknowledgements, this series is putting his fans "into slightly unexpected waters". To be honest, the YA aspect of the first book is not as clear here, but the pirate tale continues. But Reynolds wouldn't be Reynolds if he didn't clear up a few thing...
  • Chris
    Nov 08, 2018
    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review* I really enjoyed Alastair Reynold?s ?Revenger? when it came out last year. A blend of sci-fi buccaneering in the mode of Treasure Island and Indiana Jones style archaeology made for a snappy, compelling read. So I was quite excite...
  • Belinda Lewis
    Jan 31, 2019
    Revenger was just a lot of fun - light and exciting and ending with a oh-my-god-what-if (view spoiler)[money were sentient (hide spoiler)] moment at the end that really kicked it up a notch. Shadow Captain is a lot of boring, whining sister dynamics with little character developmen...
  • Lulai
    Dec 03, 2018
    -- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. -- I loved the first book in the series and I was delighted to have the sequel and be able to read it in advance, but I do not know what happened, I did not really appreciate my reading. When I reread my review f...
  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    Dec 21, 2018
    Thank you to Gollancz and Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review Books are strange things. Sometimes you can be past the first 100 pages and wonder where things are going and are you even really enjoying it. By the end you are hooked. That was Shadow Captain...
  • Caroline Mersey
    Apr 07, 2019
    Shadow Captain (review copy from Gollancz) is the sequel to last year's Revenger by Alastair Reynolds. Revenger is a cracking adventure story about teenage sisters who turn to a spot of space piracy in order to enact revenge on the infamous and evil Bosa Sennen. Shadow Captain pick...
  • Justine
    Apr 01, 2019
    4.5 stars I enjoyed this second installment even more than Revenger. I know Revenger received mixed reviews from Reynolds' fans who (I guess) didn't get what they expected, but really, I think he wrote a great story, and Shadow Captain is a fine continuation. The writing continu...
  • Ziv Unger
    Mar 04, 2019
    Whilst Revenger's slow pace was offset by the novelty of a fantastically imagined new universe and the protagonist's origin story, Shadow Captain had no such redeeming qualities. What hints were actually dropped regarding the over-arching mystery of the main plot were few and far betwe...
  • Claudia
    Jul 04, 2017
    Ah! I?m beginning to see the familiar Al Reynolds yet again! He doesn?t linger much in the YA field, despite the Ness? sisters age. The story picks up from the end of the first volume, Revenger , and builds strongly. However, I?m surprised at myself: how did I miss the fac...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Feb 03, 2019
    4.5 stars ... The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars because the pacing was a little slow at times especially when the focus was on Adrana and Fura's relationship and all of their secrets. It was also hard to believe that Adrana gave in so easily to partnering with Fura since ...
  • Manuel Antão
    Apr 08, 2019
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Solid YA SF: "Shadow Captain" by Alastair Reynolds I find it strange that the debate whether YA is any good is so often cast in either/or terms. I read all kinds of things - newspapers, YA, folk tales of all ki...
  • Vincent Thurgood
    Jan 27, 2019
    I've read both of the Revenger books in two or three days each. The book club which I read the first book for was divided over the book. It was a YA book and it wasn't "hard SF" were the criticisms of the people who didn't like it. I felt it was a good yarn and the second book, told fr...
  • M Alan Kazlev
    Jan 18, 2019
    Light Spoilers Alastair Reynolds is probably my favourite science fiction writer. I always find my imagination stimulated by his incredible worldbuilding, and I love the way he so often has strong female characters as protagonists. Of his universes, Revelation Space / Galactic North...
  • Lou
    Jan 11, 2019
    Shadow Captain, the sequel to one of 2016's best science fiction novels, is even more entertaining than Revenger; in fact, it's preposterously good. This futuristic pirate tale from master space-opera writer Alastair Reynolds is a unique and original take on space adventure, and this t...
  • imyril
    Feb 08, 2019
    Surprises and challenges for the Ness sisters as they try to shake off the legacy of Bosa Sennen - even as they wrestle with her obsessions. I enjoyed Shadow Captain, but it feels like a middle book: lots of set-up, but it didn?t completely hook me until the final act. I remain a fan...
  • Annie Deo
    Feb 12, 2019
    Crossposted on my blog Even though there was a lot left to explore in the Revenger universe and that book had an open ending, I still somehow didn't expect a sequel as the main character's arc seemed to have run its course. Well, I did comment in my review that: "I had no idea what ...
  • DB LeConte-Spink
    Mar 09, 2019
    The literary equivalent of a proven master clearing his throat as he marks time prior to digging into something of substance. The best writing in "Shadow" reaches the median level to be found in, for example, "Revelation Space" - there's bits of powerful resonance to be found, here ...