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Dark Run
Dark Run | Mike Brooks
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In this debut space epic, a crew of thieves and con artists take on a job that could pay off a lot of debts in a corrupt galaxy where life is cheap and criminals are the best people in it. The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune, and adventurers travelling Earths colony planets searching for the next job. And they never talk about their pastuntil now. Captain Ichabod Drift is being blackmailed. He has to deliver a special cargo to Earth, and no one can know theyre there. Its what they call a dark runAnd it may be their last.
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HeyT
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I'm a sucker for a heist plot and the fact that this was in space was fun. There's very much the beginning of a found family crew vibe that I am here for. This works as a standalone but I'm intrigued enough to read on in the series.

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HeyT
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#BookReport
I finished nothing this week although I did get pretty far into Dark Run. I've also pretty much given up on last week's forecast.

#WeeklyForecast
Decided that since I wasn't really sticking to forecast at all anymore I'd change up my plans and put in my October #DoubleSpin and a different backlist pick on deck. Goal is to finish Dark Run and maybe get a decent way into Wizard of Earthsea.

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HeyT
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Going to start this one today because nothing on my tbr is really calling out to my mood reader tendencies.

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Squidapus
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Squidapus finished this in two days which should tell you how much he liked it! A space romp with a crew of ragtag misfits who try to get revenge after a job gone wrong. Sounds like one of a million novels with a similar plot but the writing and especially characters are so good. They're characterized incredibly well and aren't just a Joss Whedon quip machine. The cast is widely multicultural and the book contains some legit pulse pounding moments

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I have to be careful to not burn myself out on “Team of Quipping Misfits” books because they‘re swamping the market nowadays, but the pitches always sound so good. 4y
Squidapus @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I think this series does a very good job at knowing when to stop and not ruining dramatic tension, helped by the fact that they're constantly messing up or saying dumb stuff. 4y
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Squidapus
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Squidapus wanted to keep things light so now we're reading a fun space faring novel with a rag tag crew called Dark Run! We try to switch it up and not read too much of one genre in a while and get burned out.

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Lizpixie
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#Aprella #day17 #BusyEarning Captain Ichabod Drift & his crew aboard the Keiko,travel space smuggling cargo & whatever else can keep that payday coming. Described as like Firefly, I found Ichabod was more morally ambiguous than Captain Mal Reynolds, but like Mal, he‘ll do anything to keep his crew safe. In this case, it‘s being blackmailed into taking a “deep run” delivering a smuggled cargo to a specific time & place on heavily fortified Earth.🌏

emilyhaldi This looks way too sci-fi for me unfortunately 🙃 5y
Reviewsbylola Ooooh sounds interesting! 5y
Mdargusch Sci fi ❌. Not a genre for me but your description almost has me tempted. 5y
LeeRHarry How does it compare to a Becky Chambers book? More hardcore sci-fi? 5y
Lizpixie @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch it‘s not really SciFi oriented, it‘s more a doublecrossed heist story, the space bit is almost incidental @Reviewsbylola I liked it, I‘m pretty sure it‘s gonna be the first in a series @LeeRHarry not at all, it‘s more about the plot than the setting!👍 5y
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Wandering_Resident
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This started out as a good, fun, read, and quickly became a book I didn‘t want to put down. More conscience than some of the space opera-y sci-fi I‘ve read, paired with characters I was invested in, made it a page-turner. Well worth the read!

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Lizpixie
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#Rocktober #day1 #TheFinalCountdown This space western is a book that is governed by time limits. The spaceship Keiko, has a working crew of outlaws & criminals. When the smooth talking Captain Ichabod Drift is blackmailed into smuggling a cargo into Earth at a specific time & date,he's left to figure out how to avoid prison without being able to tell his crew why they are taking the gig.When it all goes bad, their next job will be taking revenge.

BarbaraBB Stacked! 5y
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Lizpixie
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#JuneTunz #day17 #MrBlueSky We had such beautiful Big Blue Skies on the houseboat.Each day was glorious.I didn't get a lot of reading done, spent most of the time fishing,but I did read half of this novel set in the outermost part of the blue sky, space. But if you notice in the main picture, the Mr Blue Sky is that amazing eagle that kept flying around us, checking us out & floating on the cross currents. I miss it already& cant wait to go again.

Cinfhen Looks like heaven 💙😇💙 5y
Lizpixie @Cinfhen it was! I can't wait to do it again, the hubby & I are thinking of going alone next time.🛥🎣 5y
Cinfhen Love that 💕💕 5y
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Lizpixie
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I loved this book! Not quite as much like Firefly as I was told but still a great read. Ichabod Drift, the captain of the Keiko, has a silver tongue & a wicked wit, like Captain Mal Reynolds, but unlike Mal, he has no basic sense of honour or decency. Except for his crew. Maybe. A highly enjoyable revenge drama set across a few galaxies full of violence, action & a hell of a lot of fun.

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Lizpixie
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#MayBookFlowers #day19 #Peace This week on the houseboat, floating down the Hawkesbury River with nothing to do but fish & read has been the most peaceful time I've had in a very long while. Waking up to birds, sun & water & going to sleep to the rocking of the boat & the slap of water on the rivers edge was so amazing & I can't wait to be able to do it again. Hopefully very soon!

ValerieAndBooks Ahh, how relaxing!! 6y
MaleficentBookDragon That sounds wonderful! 6y
JazzFeathers Sounds like paradise 6y
tpixie Such a wonderful time!!! 6y
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Lizpixie
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Morning reading. I've hardly been reading, too busy fishing and spending time with everyone. I'm so happy I was well enough to come, I'm having a blast!

TrishB Enjoy 😀 glad you're having fun! 6y
Cinfhen Glad you're enjoying💞 We'll still be here when you return to land 😊 6y
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Lizpixie
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Book1 of the houseboat holiday is Dark Run by Mike Brooks. Described as a cross between Firefly & a heist movie it's definitely my kind of story! And hallelujah, I have full coverage on the river! Whoop whoop!🙌🙌 #iamsailiniamsailinhomeagaincrossthesea🎶

398.2 This sounds sooooooooo good. 6y
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Lizpixie
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I think I have enough books packed for my 4day houseboat holiday. Just in case though, I have my ereader in my bag as well. There's a fairly diverse selection here, scifi, fantasy, musical nonfiction, thriller, folk tale retelling and historical lit. Any suggestions of books I've missed which would be perfect for a slow boat ride? Bring em on!

Nat_Reads Bear and the Nightingale is PERFECT and I love love love that cover!! 6y
AlaMich Have a great trip!! ⛴🛥🌞🍹 6y
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RealLifeReading Houseboat!! Fun! 6y
TheLibrarian Enjoy your trip and the books! 6y
Mimi28 Oooooooo Prince!! Have an awesome time!! 6y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Prince 💕 6y
Cinfhen Love your choices 💗enjoy!!! 6y
Zelma Definitely not this one! 6y
minkyb @Zelma 😂 6y
BestOfFates Enjoy the houseboat! 6y
Lizpixie @Nat_Reads thanks, it was a birthday gift! @AlaMich thank you! I'm looking forward to it @VeteransWife512 I loved the first book very much @RealLifeReading yep, except the in-laws will be coming too!😳 @TheLibrarian I will thank you! @Mimi28 it's an @Liberty recemmondation @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too!💜 @Cinfhen I will thanks! Expect lots of water &books pics @Zelma nope no pity nope @BestOfFates I will. Thank you all, I'll take lots of photos 6y
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Lizpixie
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What a phenomenal #BookMail day I had today. First up are these amazing books.Dark Run was described as Firefly in book form so I had to grab that! Dig If You Will A Picture,hey I'm a child of the 80s. Purple Rain is one of my all time fave songs.💜Winter Of The Gods is the sequel to The Immortals.Nemesis not only is written by Kathy Reichs son,it sounded intriguing. Lola is Lisbeth Salander with drugs.Forbidden Garden is magic & a walled garden.

Lizpixie Though I didn't realise The Forbidden Garden is the 2nd book in a series! I'm gonna have to buy The Sparrow Sisters before I can read it (bummer isn't it, having to buy more books😋) (edited) 6y
Laalaleighh I'm using every ounce of restraint in my body not to click on that ACOWAR post. It's not out here for another six hours. 6y
Lizpixie @Laalaleighh it's not a book spoiler, it's because I didn't want to spoil what's in #theyachronicles ACOWAR box. The goodies are amazing! 6y
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Laalaleighh Oooh yay! Going to look now!!! 6y
Katerina Firefly in book form?! Sign me up 😃 6y
elkeOriginal I just picked up Brodsky's The Immortals! Good to see there is a sequel if I need it 😉 6y
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BookFreakOut
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Aimlessly wandering the sci-fi aisle, Barnes & Noble guy says "Do you like Firefly?" and puts this in my hands.

Well played, sir.

RealLifeReading ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
Marchpane Jayne! 6y
GypsyKat Well, that gets an automatic add! 😂❤️👍🏼 6y
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BookFreakOut @RealLifeReading @Marchpane @GypsyKat The whole show is my fave, but Jayne just takes the cake every time! 😂 6y
GypsyKat @BookFreakOut I'm a big fan of the show! I've lost count at how many times I've watched it. And I honestly can't pick a favorite character, but Jayne is hilarious! The Hero of Canton has got the be the funniest episode! 😂 6y
BookFreakOut @GypsyKat YES! When I got my dad watching them all I told him he could not watch that one without me! 6y
GypsyKat @BookFreakOut Haha! Love it! There's nothing better that sharing something you love, with someone you love. 😊💗 6y
readinginthedark Oh my gosh! Does he work there? Best salesperson ever! 6y
BookFreakOut @readinginthedark He did! Deserves several gold stars for salesmanship. 🌟🌟🌟 6y
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Guildedearlobe
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A few hours in and I'm really enjoying this one. Narration is excellent. Just got to the first big twist in the story and I'm interested to see where it goes.

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ralexist
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Dark gritty space opera. Good characters and comparisons to Firefly are apt. First in a new series and am looking forward to the next installment.

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Overbooked1
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Nyx Pyxs: fast paced, fun, comparisons to Firefly are apt.