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The Stars Now Unclaimed ❴PDF❵ ✎ The Stars Now Unclaimed Author Drew Williams – Thomashillier.co.uk Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified Her mission to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified Her mission to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless The Stars ePUB ½ worlds back to the dark agesHot on her trail is the Pax a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the PulseNow Jane, a handful of comrades from her past, and a telekinetic girl called Esa must fight their way through a galaxy full of dangerous conflicts, remnants of ancient technology, and other hidden dangersAnd that s just the beginning.

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  • Hardcover
  • 447 pages
  • The Stars Now Unclaimed
  • Drew Williams
  • English
  • 04 November 2018
  • 1250186110

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10 thoughts on “The Stars Now Unclaimed

  1. Dee Arr Dee Arr says:

    There are so many good things about this novel that one might believe that it sprouted from the mind of an experienced author branching out into a new series As a lover of sci fi, I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of the future The world building started early and continued throughout the entire book Truthfully, it wasgalaxy building, as author Drew Williams deftly juggled the different races, introducing them to us at a pace that managed to inform me without being a confusing jumble Thro There are so many good things about this novel that one might believe that it sprouted from the mind of an experienced author branching out into a new series As a lover of sci fi, I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of the future The world building started early and continued throughout the entire book Truthfully, it wasgalaxy building, as author Drew Williams deftly juggled the different races, introducing them to us at a pace that managed to inform me without being a confusing jumble Throughout the book, we learnedabout the history of the galaxy, its planets and inhabitants, and its politics Mr Williams primarily used conversations to inform us, thus lessening the feel of receiving information dumps Creation of a universe for the characters to travel in is the author s five star achievement.Characters were fleshed out, making it easy for me to identify with them Jane, of course, is the most easily understood, as she relates the story While she is intelligent and can be humorous, she falls well short of the snarky female we see ad nauseam in many of today s stories Her companions are interesting, to say the least Mr Williams entertains us with aliens, a teenager who is blessed with telekinetic gifts, and an AI who is angry because her race can no longer reproduce and is threatened with extinction The storyline is good, and the action is reminiscent of an Indiana Jones or a Han Solo, other heroes who strive to accomplish the near impossible and usually succeed I thought the battle scenes were some of the best I have read in a long time Not too technical and never diving into the minutiae of what was happening, the action continually moved forward For those who are adrenaline junkies, the small battles to outright war scenes encompass a good part of the book.This is a book that could be read by adults as well as younger readers I say could, because the profanity occursfrequently than necessary In most instances, I felt it did nothing to enhance the story or the characters, thus only serving to reduce the number of potential readers I don t usually reduce stars for excessive unnecessary profanity, and I include this as an fyi to those who prefer to steer clear of f bombs and the like.Overall, a fun, entertaining read with a clear ending and only a hint that the author might expand his universe with a second book Recommended for those who enjoy sci fi or love a lot of adventure and action Four stars.My thanks to MacMillan Tor Forge and Tor Books for an advance complimentary copy of this book

  2. Monica Monica says:

    Wow Simply fantastic science fiction Reminded me of the first time I read Star Wars EPIC I loved the world building, the characters, even the villains were super interesting The majority of the story is action But it never feels forced or hard to follow We don t discover our main character s most basic info, her name, until halfway through the story It adds to her mystique She is one of the most hard core soldiers I ve read Her job is to rescue gifted teenagers and bring them to a Wow Simply fantastic science fiction Reminded me of the first time I read Star Wars EPIC I loved the world building, the characters, even the villains were super interesting The majority of the story is action But it never feels forced or hard to follow We don t discover our main character s most basic info, her name, until halfway through the story It adds to her mystique She is one of the most hard core soldiers I ve read Her job is to rescue gifted teenagers and bring them to a safe place Through one girl, eventually we learn she does have feelings hidden under the layers of armor.I highly recommend the book for all lovers of science fiction and sincerely hope to visit this world again Many thanks to NetGalley and publishers for the free book in exchange for my honest review.

  3. Hannah Greendale Hannah Greendale says:

    DNF at page 4.Opening pages deliver a rocky writing style and a few too many sophomoric grammatical choices Does not bode well for the remainder of the book Pass.

  4. Lata Lata says:

    2019 09 12 I totally enjoyed this story my second time through I liked the fast moving plot, the wry narration, and interactions between the characters, and the ethical questions they raised I definitely want to read the next installment of this series.2018 09 19 This story was such a hoot With a constantly moving and fighting protagonist whose own name she doesn t speak tillthan halfway through the story for reasons she explains, this space opera is tense and fast paced with plenty of 2019 09 12 I totally enjoyed this story my second time through I liked the fast moving plot, the wry narration, and interactions between the characters, and the ethical questions they raised I definitely want to read the next installment of this series.2018 09 19 This story was such a hoot With a constantly moving and fighting protagonist whose own name she doesn t speak tillthan halfway through the story for reasons she explains, this space opera is tense and fast paced with plenty of action.It s sometime in the future, and there are countless, settled worlds with different species and with varying low levels of functioning technology, thanks to something called the Pulse The Pulse is a form of radiation that was initiated on one planet a century ago, but something went wrong Intended to knock out the tech at that planet, the Pulse actually ended up travelling outwards into the galaxy, destroying tech at each planet it passed over The only tech left intact were members of the Barius, a sentient robot species The Pulse s science is hand wavey, so don t get focused on it This unintended technological destruction ended some wars, stranded countless billions on planets, lost all sorts of information, and paved the way for the rise of a sect calling themselves the Pax, who see their domination over everyone else or destruction, you pick as the right and only way An opposing sect, the Justified, of which our protagonist is a member, study the Pulse They ve noticed another side effect of the Pulse other than tech munching kids born with unusual powers Like the girl Esa our main character is looking for on a planet at the beginning of the story Almost immediately after she main character encounters Preacher, a member of the Barius, the Pax arrive on planet with the intent of capturing the girl and enslaving others.Main character Jane I m just going to use her name from here on out since it s on the book s blurb and it s tiresome repeatedly typing main character , the Preacher and the girl, Esa, are on the run And really, from this point on in the story, it s run, shoot, fly, shoot, run,.you get the picture Instead of this being tiresome, these scenes are well done, and you get the sense that Jane is really, really good at what she does the running and shooting Esa is definitely a teenager, but instead of being annoying, she s written believably You also get the sense that there s a lotgoing on with Preacher than you initially think.My favourite characters other than Jane in this book are actually the AIs Preacher and Scheherazade, Jane s ship Both are well defined, and engage in interesting debates with each other and other characters, and are handled by the author in a muchrespectful and well rounded way than I typically find in popular entertainment It was a bit weird at first, however, to hear both Preacher and Sheherazade use profanity when interacting with other types of beings, but after a while I began to appreciate their colourful use of language, their opinions and feelings For a light, action packed and funny space opera, Drew Williams kept me engaged and now interested in the next installment

  5. Nina Nina says:

    The Stars Now Unclaimed IS a good space opera If you re in the mood for a book that is the equivalent of reading Star Wars, this may be for you However, I personally prefer Star Wars on the screen, and while some elements of this novel were clearly developed and well thought through, there were a couple of things that just made it impossible for me to rate it a 3 1 The plot, while developed, is basically a string of fight sequences While some may love this, it just wasn t for me I wanted mo The Stars Now Unclaimed IS a good space opera If you re in the mood for a book that is the equivalent of reading Star Wars, this may be for you However, I personally prefer Star Wars on the screen, and while some elements of this novel were clearly developed and well thought through, there were a couple of things that just made it impossible for me to rate it a 3 1 The plot, while developed, is basically a string of fight sequences While some may love this, it just wasn t for me I wantedsubstance from the plot, not just fight after fight that were basically all the same By the third sequence, I just skimmed through The only fight I really found interesting was the very last one, which was unfortunately rushed I could have done with scrapping one of the earlier sequences and addingmeat to this one.2 The protagonist constantly goes on and on and on about how big the galaxy isyet there are only maybe 5 species mentioned All of which are basically some super evolved versions of animals you can find on earth Yeah, I can t quite buy that.3 The characters aren t that interesting They re not the worst I ve ever read about by far, but they seemed a bit one dimensional I.e my name is spoiler and I m a tough fighter who does nothing but fight and make snarky comments I needthan that We got a bit of vulnerability at the end, but I needed to seeof that so much earlier on I know it seems like this review is one massive rant of negativity, and I don t want it to seem that way because it isn t a bad book It s also worth bearing in mind that this is an advanced review copy I have no clue if anything will change before its release in August, so this review may be completely inaccurate by then But from my read of this version, I have to give it 2 stars, which are for books that don t meet my expectations and struggle to keep my attention It s a good space opera but not at the level I expected from the synopsis

  6. Fiona Fiona says:

    The Stars Now Unclaimed starts off with a bang, dropping us and the protagonist straight into an epic mission, that leads us so much further than we could have imagined when first it began.Jane is an agent for the Justified, a sect that have made it their mission to find and retrieve special children throughout the galaxy Naturally, this mission doesn t go quite as planned, when it s interrupted by the overpowering invasion of those known as the Pax The peace of their name is the one they The Stars Now Unclaimed starts off with a bang, dropping us and the protagonist straight into an epic mission, that leads us so much further than we could have imagined when first it began.Jane is an agent for the Justified, a sect that have made it their mission to find and retrieve special children throughout the galaxy Naturally, this mission doesn t go quite as planned, when it s interrupted by the overpowering invasion of those known as the Pax The peace of their name is the one they mean to establish by conquering the known galaxy, or at least wiping out all those who would oppose them The ensuing chaos is only a signal of what is to come, as Jane finds out she just might have the key to preventing the destruction of her world.It s aserious story than I went in expecting I d heard tales of space raptors and Firefly comparisons, and expected this to be quite light hearted It s not grim, but this is definitely a serious novel the stakes are never in doubt and they re immense The scale of the universe was communicated mucheffectively than is usually managed though it did lead to some tantalising glimpses of other races and worlds that were never explored as much as they should have been Overall a very satisfying read and an impressive debut from Drew Williams It ll be interesting to see where it s taken from here Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for providing a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review

  7. Sarah Esmae Wolfe Sarah Esmae Wolfe says:

    DNF pg 50Did I not give this book enough of a chance Maybe Will I pick it up again Maybe.We started off with several things I don t like First being the typical male written female lead She was cold and unemotional, which I find to be strangely common in books written by men Is this what they think it s like inside our heads Next is also a problem I had with the main character she is nameless Which is a pet peeve of mine It s almost like when you don t name a pet so you don t get at DNF pg 50Did I not give this book enough of a chance Maybe Will I pick it up again Maybe.We started off with several things I don t like First being the typical male written female lead She was cold and unemotional, which I find to be strangely common in books written by men Is this what they think it s like inside our heads Next is also a problem I had with the main character she is nameless Which is a pet peeve of mine It s almost like when you don t name a pet so you don t get attached to it, which is exactly the opposite of what I want from a book I want a character I can love and root for In fact, I didn t even know she was a woman until the end of the first chapter It was giving me Annihilation vibes, which was my top pick for books I wished I DNFed last year, because I just didn t get it.Next was the writing style It was very practical and uninviting Just the facts, ma am And the overuse of random italics and em dashes were killing me It s a bad combination to have punctuation quirks and a story I m not into enough to not care So unless this book gets a lot of hype after it s published and I realize I quit too early, it s a no from me I received an advanced copy from Tor Publishing for my honest review

  8. Sherwood Smith Sherwood Smith says:

    Rip roaring space opera adventure, with a strong emphasis on adventure.From the blurb Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified Her mission to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages.Hot on her trail is the Pax a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse.Jane is nameless through the first half, but since t Rip roaring space opera adventure, with a strong emphasis on adventure.From the blurb Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified Her mission to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages.Hot on her trail is the Pax a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse.Jane is nameless through the first half, but since the blurb offers it right up, just know that there s a reason she doesn t share her name until way past the midpoint of her first person narrative.This narrative is breezily profane in the way of soldiers in the field, demonstrating up close and personal awareness of weaponry, close in tactics as well as long term strategy The big scenes are all but one, a fractious council meeting battles, so know that going in If you like big space opera battle, along with mysterious powers and the world not quite as cut and dried as people think, which I do, then you should enjoy this series.I do hope the final product gets a better proofing, and toward the end the constantly italicized words began to distract me like fleabites, but even past all that I really liked teenaged Esa, the AI Preacher, and Marus the green guy, and especially Jane and Javi Looking forward toin this series.Copy provded by NetGalley

  9. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    Action packed scifi that reminds me strongly of Star Wars in all the best ways.Jane Kamali and her sentient starship Scheherazade are on a mission to find children with special powers and bring them to Sanctum The galaxy has been devastated by the Pulse, a pervasive radiation field that degrades technology on every planet it touches to varying extents On a planet badly affected by the Pulse, Jane finds a uniquely powerful young human girl and a Barious that calls itself Preacher that seems det Action packed scifi that reminds me strongly of Star Wars in all the best ways.Jane Kamali and her sentient starship Scheherazade are on a mission to find children with special powers and bring them to Sanctum The galaxy has been devastated by the Pulse, a pervasive radiation field that degrades technology on every planet it touches to varying extents On a planet badly affected by the Pulse, Jane finds a uniquely powerful young human girl and a Barious that calls itself Preacher that seems determined to help protect her And protection is what she needs as her powers have also attracted the Pax, a sect of drugged out brainwashed fascists bent on conquering the whole galaxy.The world building here is great, from a galaxy that seems endless and populated by many sentient species, to even including a possible explanation as to why all of them are somewhat similar mostly bipedal and oxygen breathing and became space faring in a similar time frame And the alien races are given all sorts of depth, from the synthetic Barious who ve lost the ability to reproduce due to the Pulse, to the reptilian Reint whose path to civilization is very different to other races There s actually a huge amount of exposition going on throughout the book, but it never feels artificial as the book just never lets up on the action My only concern here is that in places the book just feels a little too much like Star Wars and I found myself drawing comparisons between the characters here and the movie Jane is clearly Han Solo and Esa is Luke etc In a lot of ways the first part of the book feels like a mashup of the first halves of a New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back, and the last third feels like the assault of Yavin at the end of the first movie But that being said, its enough of its own thing to be incredibly entertaining in its own right.Looking forward to the sequel

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    Very competently done space opera With Space Nazis.

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