Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she’s washed up. She makes her meager living faking salvage legends and selling them to the highest bidder, but this time she might have stumbled on something real–the story of the Harrow, a famous warship, capable of untold destruction.
Nilah Brio is the top driver in the Pan Galactic Racing Federation and the darling of the racing world–until she witnesses the murder of a fellow racer. Framed for the murder and on the hunt to clear her name, Nilah only has one lead: the killer also hunts a woman named Boots.
On the wrong side of the law, the two women board a smuggler’s ship that will take them on a quest for fame, for riches, and for justice.
This is one of those times when a random arbitrary book purchase worked out really well for me because I LOVED this book.
The world Alex White has created here is vividly imagined, a mixture of science and magic and populated with fascinating, highly engaging characters.
This is kind of a “motley crew randomly save the universe” type story, beautifully plotted and highly addictive. Descriptively gorgeous with an occasionally epic feel, the story fairly rocks along with lots of adventure, plenty of battles in space, a truly evil enemy and a fantastic group dynamic featuring an eclectic group of anti heroes.
I was fully immersed into this one from first page to last, Boots and Nilah are excellent but then all the characters are so not sure I can pick a favourite – but you’ll get right on board with their search for a ship lost in myth and the focus of a quirky, often very dark, always compelling treasure hunt. Brilliant.
A truly excellent read.