The last thing Sanda remembers is her gunship exploding.
She expected to be recovered by salvage-medics and to awaken in friendly hands, patched-up and ready to rejoin the fight. Instead she wakes up 230 years later, on a deserted enemy starship called The Light of Berossus – or, as he prefers to call himself, ‘Bero’.
Bero tells Sanda the war is lost. That the entire star system is dead.
But is that the full story? After all, in the vastness of space, anything is possible . .
I inhaled Velocity Weapon in a few hours, it was so much fun, also brilliantly written, dark and beautiful and a rollicking good adventure.
Sanda is a purely wonderful character, having woken up on an intelligent ship years into the future, everyone lost to her. Said ship Bero is a melancholy companion, a kind of virtual Eeyore, their growing relationship is compellingly clever.
Meanwhile back before Bero, Sanda’s brother searches for her…
I loved all the many layers to Velocity Weapon, it is a proper, sprawling epic with many intricate levels, the world building and political landscape wonderfully imagined and cleverly woven. A highly addictive storyline, quality storytelling and a cast of characters you’ll love this is just the ticket when you need pure escapism and a new world to explore.
Loved it. Cannot wait for more…