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Life hardly ever turns out the way we expect it to, and for Mykl d'Angelo, skipper and owner of the loderunner Pegasus, it had just taken a bad turn for terrible. Due a minor misunderstanding, his crew had stolen the ship's only shuttle, leaving him and two others behind to crew the ailing ship on their own. As if that weren't bad enough, just a few hours later the rickety old ship's stardrive exploded in the middle of the middle of nowhere, killing Mykl's two remaining crewmen. Marooned alone in deep space, Mykl d'Angelo counted his blessings, offered prayers to any gods who specialized in miracles, and prepared to await (A) seemingly unlikely rescue, or (B) a lingering death… Rescue takes place, but at a price – as the Antares, a cruiser dispatched to investigate the mysterious silence of a remote starbase crosses paths with a legendary and fearsome Corsair - a man whose name sent shivers down the spines of lesser mortals. Blachart... Blachart the Bloody. "At times tense, at other times funny, Christina manages to maintain a healthy balance between humour and excitement – producing a first novel that is as easy to read as it is a joy to experience. Truly this is one of the very best sci-fi novels that I have read all year!" – Mark Woods, author of "Time of Tides" and "Fear of the Dark".
Read more about Christina Engela at her author website, christinaengela.com