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Adrift [KINDLE] ❅ Adrift Author Rob Boffard – Thomashillier.co.uk In the far reaches of space, a group of tourists board a small vessel for what will be the trip of a lifetime in ways than oneThey are embarking on a tour around Sigma Station a remote mining facility In the far reaches of space, a group of tourists board a small vessel for what will be the trip of a lifetime in ways than oneThey are embarking on a tour around Sigma Station a remote mining facility and luxury hotel with stunning views of the Horsehead NebulaDuring the course of the trip, a mysterious ship with devastating advanced technology attacks the Station Their pilot s quick evasive action means that the tour group escape with their lives but as the dust settles, they realize they may be the only survivorsAdrift in outer space, out of contact with civilization, and on a vastly under equipped ship, these passengers are out of their depth Their chances of getting home are close to none, and with the threat of another attack looming they must act soon or risk perishing in the endless void of space.

    Free Unlimited eBook ship with devastating advanced technology attacks the Station Their pilot s quick evasive action means that the tour group escape with their lives but as the dust settles, they realize they may be the only survivorsAdrift in outer space, out of contact with civilization, and on a vastly under equipped ship, these passengers are out of their depth Their chances of getting home are close to none, and with the threat of another attack looming they must act soon or risk perishing in the endless void of space."/>
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Adrift
  • Rob Boffard
  • English
  • 09 September 2018
  • 0316519111

About the Author: Rob Boffard

Rob Thirty one Author Journalist Sound Engineer Snowboarder Hip hop artist Tall Basketball player length arms Lots of tattoos Glasses Bad hair Proud South African Born in Johannesburg Splits time between London and Vancouver Digs New York Doesn t dig Vegas Loves New Orleans Not a helicopter pilotDebut novel Tracer On Orbit Books Out now Space stations Parkour Explosions Good times Two sequels Huzzah.



10 thoughts on “Adrift

  1. Kate Kate says:

    I absolutely loved this Hugely exciting adventure in space which fully delivers on a great premise I can imagine people of all ages enjoying this I didn t want to put it down at all This is the kind of book that makes you miss bus stops Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.

  2. Mogsy (MMOGC) Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Boffard knows his space disasters A couple years ago, he wrote a guest post for the BiblioSanctum called The Worst Things That Can Happen to You in Space and before you ask, yes, he has included several of these in Adrift, a heart pumping and thrilling sci fi tale of survival.It was a day like any other on Sigma Station, which boasts luxurious hotels and unique attractions, making it a popular destination for touris 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Boffard knows his space disasters A couple years ago, he wrote a guest post for the BiblioSanctum called The Worst Things That Can Happen to You in Space and before you ask, yes, he has included several of these in Adrift, a heart pumping and thrilling sci fi tale of survival.It was a day like any other on Sigma Station, which boasts luxurious hotels and unique attractions, making it a popular destination for tourists heading into space It s Hannah s first day on the job as a tour guide, shepherding groups of visitors onto chartered shuttles to get a better view of the stunning Horsehead Nebula nearby Her next shift is aboard the Red Panda, to which she barely makes it on time, much to the chagrin of the pilot and their passengers, who are all unimpressed by the delay Still, once they are on their way, Hannah is determined to make it up to them, not only because she wants to prove herself capable of the job, but also because she really can t afford to be fired.However, mere minutes into the tour, a horrific disaster strikes Right before the eyes of everyone on the shuttle, Sigma Station is destroyed in a devastating explosion, killing every one of its thousands of occupants The source of the attack, an unidentified ship that had recently passed through the station jump gate, now turns its sights on the passengers of the Red Panda, the only survivors of the massacre and the only witnesses Stranded in space, with no help to be found for lightyears in all directions, Hannah and her charges place their lives in the hands of their jaded but talented pilot, who manages to buy them some time to figure out what to do.There s something about the premise of Adrift that makes it immediately appealing, possibly because of its potential for all the tropes we ve come to expect and love from disaster stories, and one need not go far beyond the cast to find examples While the group aboard the Red Panda is rather eclectic, the passenger list is still filled with the familiar archetypes Besides Hannah and the pilot, we have a husband and wife in a troubled marriage, their two young sons, a newlywed couple on their honeymoon, a matronly retired miner in her 60s, as well as brusque no nonsense hotel reviewer named Jack Of course, every story involving trapped characters must inevitably include a group hothead, a role which Jack fills nicely as the novel s second major perspective And who can forget the guileless yet precocious child, who is wise beyond his years This role is filled by ten year old Corey, the younger of the two boys from the family aboard, rounding out our POV characters.Once the adventure gets under way, however, we begin to see signs of Boffard s efforts to make this story his own by filling the plot with interesting developments and clever surprises Some of the characters are given backstories, sometimes presented in memory or flashback Dark secrets and hidden motives come to light Disagreements abound as there s no clear leadership, though many of them try to take charge Several of the revelations about the characters will make your jaw drop Meanwhile, emotions are already running high as food and air supplies dwindle, not to mention a mysterious enemy still lurking out there, who has just annihilated a space station full of people and would have no qualms about murdering a fewIt s the perfect recipe for a delicious thriller, and I m happy to say, it was executed with well timed action scenes and unexpected twists All these conflicts and the overarching mystery made this book a compulsive and addictive read, and I m only slightly annoyed that my favorite character died first.With that said, I should probably wrap this up if I don t want to give anythingabout the story away Needless to say, Adrift is packed with surprises, with the most significant ones occurring in the second half of the novel, and trust me, they re worth finding out on your own This is a book I would recommend to fans of sci fi thrillers and space disaster stories, especially if enjoy a heavy survival component It s an exciting blend of intense action and high drama, supported by tightly plotted storytelling and a rich cast of characters

  3. The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew). The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew). says:

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The war between the Colonies and the Frontier has been over for ten years During the war, Sigma Station or as it was known then Sigma XV was a mining outpost located in the Horsehead Nebula that both sides fought over.Now, in the present, mining still takes place there but what was origin As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The war between the Colonies and the Frontier has been over for ten years During the war, Sigma Station or as it was known then Sigma XV was a mining outpost located in the Horsehead Nebula that both sides fought over.Now, in the present, mining still takes place there but what was originally known as Sigma XV is now the Sigma Hotel and Luxury Resort A holiday destination that caters for 10,000 tourists at any given time.A small group of tourists take a tour on the Red Panda a rather crummy tourist ship with no weapons that is built for short range trips for a simple excursion around the resort to view the Horsehead Nebula Hannah Elliott is a young tour guide for Sigma Destination Tours, it s her first day on the job and she is the guide on the Red Panda, the captain pilot is Jana Volkova, a Russian and former Frontier pilot during the war, Everett and Anita Livingstone and their two children Malik 15 and Corey 10 , Jack Tennant, a feed writer reporter, a couple of newlyweds in Brendan and his wife Seema and finally, Lorinda, a retired and widowed elderly lady as the tourists aboard.Whilst on the tour a mysterious ship of unknown origin appears in the sector and completely destroys the Sigma Resort, 10,000 lives gone in a matter of moments and leaving the ten people on the Red Panda as the sole survivors adrift, isolated and stranded in space.The situation is dire, the mysterious ship is still in the area hunting the Red Panda and the only supplies available to the group are the limited and lacklustre resources that were aboard the Red Panda on take off.With the supplies dwindling and the situation worsening aboard the Red Panda the close confines of the ship act as a cauldron, simmering with contrary opinions and plenty of discord over what the best course of action is to take between the tourists when they should all be focusing on their survival and banding together.The Red Panda as the setting for most of the book is integral to the story and while not an actual flesh and blood character the ship feels like a character, that poor ship goes through a lot of shit With only a small cast of characters in Adrift, the characterisation by Boffard is stellar, each of the group is individual, have their own history and are well developed Not everyone is who they seem, some have hidden motivations and all have depth My favourites from the group were the trio of Corey, Lorinda and Volkova but all help to engage you in the story and invest you in their plight.For me, Sci fi is a very hit or miss genre but everything in Adrift just clicked together, there s emotion, action, intrigue, a palpable feeling of suspense, a divisive group of characters, snappy dialogue and a damn good multi layered story all packed into the pages of Adrift creating a thrilling and addictive read.Adrift is a claustrophobic, atmospheric and full of tension It is reading time well spent and I fucking loved it

  4. Andris Andris says:

    LV S c uz koci a.ENG This one was a bummer It is a huge achievment to come up with such a good premise and then write a dull book whith bunch of dull characters I cared for noone Took me four months and lots of willpower to finish this book.

  5. Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) says:

    4.5 starsLoved it The suspense was great and there was non stop action the entire ride I literally held my breath through quite a bit of the book The boys, Corey and Malik, were my favorite characters out of all of them, besides the pilot, Captain Jana Volkova, I liked her a lot too, but the kids were seriously the stars of the show I only had an issue with one small part view spoiler Roman turned sides way too easily It seemed like one minute he was plotting their demise and the next 4.5 starsLoved it The suspense was great and there was non stop action the entire ride I literally held my breath through quite a bit of the book The boys, Corey and Malik, were my favorite characters out of all of them, besides the pilot, Captain Jana Volkova, I liked her a lot too, but the kids were seriously the stars of the show I only had an issue with one small part view spoiler Roman turned sides way too easily It seemed like one minute he was plotting their demise and the next he was helping to save them I can see what the author was trying to show that Corey being a child had a profound effect in his decision but geez, it just happened a little too quickly hide spoiler All in all a nice thrilling space adventure and definitely worth reading I received this ARC from the author and the Goodreads FirstReads program in exchange for an honest review Thank you

  6. Justine Justine says:

    DNF 20%I liked the premise, and generally survival stories are a win for me, but this one just wasn t engaging enough The writing was a bit clunky and the characters felt two dimensional I thought 20% was a big enough chunk to give the book a fair chance, but it just wasn t for me.

  7. The Nerd Daily The Nerd Daily says:

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily Review by Jayse SmithWhen a group of intergalactic tourists decide to take a scenic tour around the luxurious Sigma XV Station, a remote mining facility and hotel with stunning views of the Horsehead Nebula, none of the passengers on board Sigma Destination Tours ever imagined that they d be embarking on an epic fight for survival and ultimately their lives in deep space.Adrift Rob BoffardThe expansive vacuum of space gives Rob Boffard scope and ability to f Originally posted on The Nerd Daily Review by Jayse SmithWhen a group of intergalactic tourists decide to take a scenic tour around the luxurious Sigma XV Station, a remote mining facility and hotel with stunning views of the Horsehead Nebula, none of the passengers on board Sigma Destination Tours ever imagined that they d be embarking on an epic fight for survival and ultimately their lives in deep space.Adrift Rob BoffardThe expansive vacuum of space gives Rob Boffard scope and ability to focus on development of each characters story as well as bits and pieces of their back story we discover along the way The character development over the course of this novel and the feelings this causes the reader to develop is excuse the pun out of this world Boffard has created such well rounded characters, which the reader will fall in love with and this makes it all thedifficult as they struggle to find their way out of the situations they find themselves in Through each chapter, we received narration from a different character and also receiveback story, which is just as equally important to the main storyline In Adrift, there s an atmosphere of claustrophobia and despair which leads to some heart pounding moments throughout the novel.Ever had the absolute day from hell Well it wouldn t even compare to the day our tout guide, Hannah Elliott, is having especially when it s her first day at Sigma Destination Tours Not only is she late on her first day, but her day is about to go from bad to the absolute worst After welcoming the passengers aboard the small outdated relic of a shuttle known as the Red Panda , an enemy ship unlike anything passenger or young space craft expert Corey Livingstone has seen before appears out of nowhere It destroys the station and leaves our troupe fearing for their lives and wondering what to do next By the end of their struggle, Hannah is not the same timid, unsure, and self doubting person we first meet She becomes pretty kick ass and turns into a self assured and adventurous girl who stands up for herself The events which occur whilst under immense pressure force Hannah to make decisions, even if they re the unpopular one.The captain of the Red Panda is Captain Jana Volkova, the chain smoking, boozy, Russian, ex Frontier Navy who flew Scorpion fighters during the war She does seem unlikable, cold and distant when we first meet her, especially when she accurately describes the Red Panda as a crap ship However, with all the outdated tech on board and the numerous trials the ship has to go through, Volkova s flight skills manage to pull the passengers out of many tight spots How will she manage to get her nine passengers home alive when they have no weapons, food and water And especially if no one back home knows they re alive Also on board is the Livingstone family Corey 10 is the youngest son of Anita and Everett, while Malik 15 is Corey s older brother We are first introduced to Corey when he tries to get the attention of his mother Corey s role in the novel becomesandimportant as the book progresses as he is obsessed with Spacecraft and wants to be a pilot when he is older Anita is a workaholic who works for the Frontier Government, which have been at war with the Colonies The two empires are currently renegotiating the Belarus Treaty, which aims to give the Federation eventerritory something that the Colonies may not be too happy with.The relationship Corey forges with another passenger on their voyage is heartwarming and brings a lightness to the dark events unfolding around them Lorinda Anna Maria Esteban is an elderly woman from out in the Kuiper Belt who worked in zero gravity as an asteroid miner most of her life She s feisty as fuck and does not take any shit Throughout the story, she shows amazing strength and resilience even with her body screaming against every action she takes due to her old age Lorinda has also recently lost the love of her life due to a brain aneurysm.Then there s the mysterious Seema and Brendan O Hara, and oh boy you will you have feelings towards those two Whilst their motivations are worthy, the actions they both take whilst aboard the Red Panda are inexcusable.A hotel critic by the name of Jack Tennant wasn t even supposed to be on Sigma He would rather be going to Kepler 186, but ended up on this station instead seeing as his readers wantedfamily package experiences, which Sigma offers in abundance Let s just say they won t be getting a good review after Jack s experience His back story is also one of the most interesting in Adrift with loads of surprises in there With Jack, Rob Boffard is able to bring another element into the story.This book will suit anyone who has ever played the Microsoft produced game Freelancer released all the way back in 2003 which utilised jump gates to navigate around an expansive open world universe Or perhaps those who enjoyed the game No Man s Sky released in 2016 and of course the fan favourite Destiny.The Spotify playlist which compliments this book is Space Dreams Ambient Drone Music listening to this whilst reading Adrift enhances the overall experience and gives the reader a deeper immersion into the universe Boffard has created

  8. Nadine Nadine says:

    Hop in as Boffard takes his readers on a thrilling adventure in space filled with action, betrayals, and secrets.Adrift follows a few characters as they re trapped in a tour ship as a mysterious technologically advanced space ship attacks a luxury hotel Those trapped on the ship are regular civilians who have to work together in order to survive the unforgiving confines of space.Adrift is told through multiple perspectives Corey, a preteen, Hannah, the tour guide, and Jack, a hotel reviewer E Hop in as Boffard takes his readers on a thrilling adventure in space filled with action, betrayals, and secrets.Adrift follows a few characters as they re trapped in a tour ship as a mysterious technologically advanced space ship attacks a luxury hotel Those trapped on the ship are regular civilians who have to work together in order to survive the unforgiving confines of space.Adrift is told through multiple perspectives Corey, a preteen, Hannah, the tour guide, and Jack, a hotel reviewer Each perspective offers something different to the story by allowing the reader insight into each of the characters I enjoyed Hannah s perspective the most since her character sees the most amount of growth Throughout the novel, she transitions from someone with no confidence to a self assured individual I especially loved her opening chapter It s perfectly written in its introduction to the character as well as the world itself It situates the reader immediately in the setting The pace throughout Adrift is consistently fast The characters are faced with problem after problem as they navigate the perils of space I would hesitate comparing this to The Martian by Andy Weir because Adrift lacks the believable scientific explanations regarding survival Though, if you re looking for something similar you ll be pleasantly surprised with Adrift

  9. Carlos Carlos says:

    If you love science fiction books like leviathan wakes , dark matter , and illuminae then I highly recommend this book for you.

  10. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    I loved LOVED the Outer Earth trilogy from Rob Boffard I was utterly bereft after reading the last one, so when Adrift landed or floated by or something I was all YAY.Rightly so it seems because this, too was so so so so good It was just exciting and clever and emotional, pacy and incredibly compelling.We have ten tourists stuck on a ship that is, well, not that brilliant Everyone else is dead and gone having been attacked by a mysterious force Only the fact that their pilot has some savv I loved LOVED the Outer Earth trilogy from Rob Boffard I was utterly bereft after reading the last one, so when Adrift landed or floated by or something I was all YAY.Rightly so it seems because this, too was so so so so good It was just exciting and clever and emotional, pacy and incredibly compelling.We have ten tourists stuck on a ship that is, well, not that brilliant Everyone else is dead and gone having been attacked by a mysterious force Only the fact that their pilot has some savvy has managed to save them so far But they are quite literally lost in space, with food running out, a frozen water supply, a broken vessel and a lot of infighting Seriously folks, focus on the problem at hand which is YOU ARE ALL GOING TO DIE Still, not everyone on the Red Panda is all they appear to be What follows is a rip rollicking adventure of the finest kind, with crackling dialogue, divisive characters, cleverly obscure motivations and you know, battles in space BATTLES Also child characters that are not annoying Seriously How many authors pull that one off these days ANYWAY there are lots of space driven twists and turns, both literally and figuratively, a multi layered and cleverly obfuscated plot, where the author plays with your perceptions of good and evil all whilst cackling away behind his keyboard ok I might be imagining that bit at what he s going to throw next at our motley crew.Storytelling of the best kind Fast and furious with a literary twist andexcitement than you can shake a stick at.Highly Recommended

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