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:Revealer
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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...
  • 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 ...
  • Helen French
    Jan 23, 2019
    Shadow Captain is part two of a trilogy, and I foolishly jumped in here rather than starting with book one. Does it matter? I was able to get into the story pretty easily. From what I can make out, the first book is from the point of view of Fura Ness rescuing her sister Adrana. Book t...
  • Tyler
    Jan 30, 2019
    Shadow Captain is the sequel to Revenger by Alastair Reynolds - now that they have taken over Bosa Sennen's ship, the Ness sisters and crew make their way to a backwater habitat to regroup, before searching for a treasure stash Bosa had hidden. It's a very character-driven story, fo...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jamie Rich
    Jan 25, 2019
    Shadow Captain (Kindle Edition) by Alastair Reynolds I'm disappointed to give this a 4 Star rating as the first deserved a 5 Star. This is the sequel to Revenger, which I absolutely loved. I really enjoyed this installment, but is not quite as sparkling as the first. The sisters ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • David Harris
    Jan 04, 2019
    I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance copy of this book via NetGalley. Following from 2016's Revenger, Shadow Captain picks up the fortunes of the Ness sisters, Arafura and Adrana, now that they have found each other, destroyed the dread pirate captain Bosa Sennen and seized ...
  • Dan
    Jan 10, 2019
    Revenger was one of my favourite Alastair Reynolds books, and I'm glad it is extending to a series. This follows very much in the same vein, although it does dial back a bit on the horror elements, and the POV character has switched to Adrana, the other Ness sister. What is still there...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Patrick Mcnelis
    Feb 05, 2019
    I liked this book better than Revenger. It definitely came across less like a YA novel than the first book. And Reynolds seemed to tamp down on the crazy pirate-speak. It's still there, but he seemed to get it to flow better. And I appreciate his answering some of the "why?" and "what?...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Ymar Solamo
    Mar 17, 2019
    I could only recall Revenger in the broadest of strokes. Two sisters, alien skull radios, and space pirates were what I could remember and that was enough reason to pick up Shadow Captain. Thankfully Shadow Captain does a more than adequate job of catching me up on what I had forgotten...
  • 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 ...
  • Malcolm Cox
    Mar 11, 2019
    I cannot talk about this book without spoiling the first one, so if you have not read Revenger yet, there will be spoilers for that book in this review. Still here? Right, the first surprise here was that this tale is told from the point of view of Adrianna, not Fura, who narrated th...
  • Fulghn
    Feb 23, 2019
    I enjoyed Shadow Captain and even more so appreciated small details of the 'pirates in space' atmosphere to a far greater extent than the first book in the series. At the same time the majority of the book felt bogged down in setup for future books. There was so much Robert Jordan-ish ...
  • Laura (crofteereader)
    Jan 19, 2019
    There are definitely things that worked well in this book, namely that Adrana is the narrator this story needed. Obviously she couldn't have narrated the previous installment, but she's far more analytical and poetic than her sister - which speaks very well of Reynolds' skill in differ...
  • Unseen Library
    Jan 12, 2019
    I received a copy Shadow Captain from Hachette Australia to review. Tens of millions of the years in Earth?s future, during the period known as the Thirteenth Occupation, humanity travels across space in sailed spaceships, with many crews searching for relics and treasures from pr...