Vick’s Vultures

I don’t know where I got this book. It was a recent purchase and, while I like a good military sf, I wasn’t prepared for this universe.

Captain Victoria Marin finds herself trying to keep her privateer flying by scavenging the wrecks of the power players in the galaxy. Humans aren’t one of the power players, but rather find themselves as the pre-historic shrews among galactic dinosaurs. When a distress call takes her to a “hot wreck,” she finds herself being hunted among the stars by the alpha predator. She’s left to fend for herself to keep her people alive and fulfill her mission. Pretty normal pew-pew stuff really.

But it’s the characters. It’s always the characters. From the captain to the pilot, from the crazed engineer to the xeno prince, they’re all compelling. The plot unfolded with precision but the characters – and an interesting universe – kept me turning the pages.

That’s the good news. The bad news is book two isn’t available.

I’ll be watching Scott Warren’s releases for the next volume, but in the meantime, maybe grab a sample and see what you think.

About the reviewer:

NathanLowell_150x150Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.

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