Free Space

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  • Free Space
  • Sean Danker
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  • 10 June 2017
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Free SpaceKindle Edition ë Free Space Kindle ´ free mobile, space free, Free SpaceFree Space PDFIn the follow up toAdmiral, the intergalactic war has ended and hostilities between the Evagardian Empire and the Commonwealth are officially over, but the admiral is far from safe I d impersonated a prince, temporarily stopped a war, escaped a deadly planet, and survived assassination attempts than I could conveniently count After all that, there shouldn t have been anything simpler than a nice weekend with a charming Evagardian girl However, some corners of the galaxy aren t as genteel as the Empire, and Evagardians aren t universally loved, which is how I ended up kidnapped to be traded as a commodity Their timing couldn t have been worse I m not at my best, but these people have no idea whom they re dealing with a highly trained, genetically engineered soldier in the Imperial Service who happens to be my date.

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  1. Carole (Carole& says:

    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I really had a lot of fun reading this book The story was fast paced and imaginative and I found myself really wondering what could possibly happen next This is the second book in Sean Danker s Evagardian series and I do think that this book will work the best for readers of the series since the history of the characters is such an important part of the overall story It could possibly work as a stand alone but I don t think it wou This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I really had a lot of fun reading this book The story was fast paced and imaginative and I found myself really wondering what could possibly happen next This is the second book in Sean Danker s Evagardian series and I do think that this book will work the best for readers of the series since the history of the characters is such an important part of the overall story It could possibly work as a stand alone but I don t think it would be quite as enjoyable.The Admiral and Salmagard are going away together for the weekend That should be a simple thing but it ends up being anything but simple Before they can even get to their destination, they are kidnapped along with another pair, Diana and Sei The kidnappers are quickly able to deal with the two women, Salmagard and Diana, but the men quickly prove to be a problem.The Admiral and Sei are in a really bad situation The kidnappers want to get rid of them but they keep running into obstacles The men have no idea what is going to happen to them and they really don t have any kind of chance to fight back and free themselves Meanwhile, the women are working to try to find them but always seem to be one step behind.I really liked how this story was told The alternating points of view worked incredibly well in this book It was really exciting to learn what was going on with the Admiral and then to learn how Salmagard was doing in the next chapter I kept wonder if they would ever be able to meet up with each other I loved all of the imaginative settings in this story as they moved through space.I really liked the characters in this book The Admiral is still such a mystery but an interesting one He is smart and resourceful but you never know what he might be hiding Salmagard is loyal, tough, and refuses to give up I really liked Diana in this story, maybethan Salmagard She is unusual but incredibly smart and works well under pressure I didn t really get as much of a feel for Sei but since he couldn t speak for most of the book, I guess that is to be expected.I would recommend this book to others I had a whole lot of fun reading this book and ended up enjoying it just as much as Admiral if not a bitIt was one of those books that really felt like it would make a great movie script I can t wait to see what Sean Danker comes up with next I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group Ace via NetGalley.Initial ThoughtsI thought this book was a lot of fun It was a bit different than Admiral but just as entertaining

  2. Shelley says:

    Source Publisher Genre Science Fiction Rating 3.0 My Thoughts Free Space is the second installment in author Sean Danker s Evagardian series The story once again dives into the life of a character who is being called Admiral by the author The label was given to him while he and 3 others were abandoned on a dead ship on a planet filled with disasters just waiting to spring on them Admiral had a helluva a time escaping with his life, but life isn t any easier this time out What does chan Source Publisher Genre Science Fiction Rating 3.0 My Thoughts Free Space is the second installment in author Sean Danker s Evagardian series The story once again dives into the life of a character who is being called Admiral by the author The label was given to him while he and 3 others were abandoned on a dead ship on a planet filled with disasters just waiting to spring on them Admiral had a helluva a time escaping with his life, but life isn t any easier this time out What does change, a bit, is that we getbackground information on how Admiral came to be I do hope we getin the next installment FULL REVIEW POSTED GIZMOS REVIEWS

  3. Sophia says:

    A stellar first book full of intense action, intrigue, survival on a hostile planet, and fab characters led me to delight in opening the sequel and diving right back in for .As I said, Free Space is the second book after Admiral in the fast paced sci fi Evagardian series I think a reader would feel rather lost jumping in with this book particularly when it comes to the galactic politics, cultures, and storyline.So yes, Free Space picks up not long after the events of Admiral The enigmatic A stellar first book full of intense action, intrigue, survival on a hostile planet, and fab characters led me to delight in opening the sequel and diving right back in for .As I said, Free Space is the second book after Admiral in the fast paced sci fi Evagardian series I think a reader would feel rather lost jumping in with this book particularly when it comes to the galactic politics, cultures, and storyline.So yes, Free Space picks up not long after the events of Admiral The enigmatic Admiral and Salmagard are back on a new adventure joined by a new pair of colorful characters in the persons of military personnel, Diana and Sei It all started when they just wanted to take an RR trip together, but before you know it being poisoned, being kidnapped and sold, and a host of determined government types on their tails makes for quite the escapade across space For much of the book, the pair are separated as Salmagard and Diana are trying to rescue the Admiral and Sei after the two women are underestimated and get away from their captors first I do love how Salmagard is part aristocratic princess type and part warrioress paired with Admiral s layers of complicated scheming.And just like the previous book, there is nearly non stop excitement, but also the underlayer of intrigue regarding who the Admiral is and what he is doing Salmagard and the Admiral s pasts are opened up and exploredThey don t fit together on paper, but there is promise there if they can ever get their lives untangled and get through the galactic war going on.The first book hada do or die survival quality to it, but this one, though different, was a cover to cover good one There is a cliffie, but it wasn t out of the blue as the plot was steadily heading that way and the main storyline was wrapped up Can t wait to see what comes next.Light Sci fi Space Opera fans are a good match up for this series and I can easily recommend it.I rec d this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

  4. Jo (Mixed Book Bag) says:

    I wish I knew where the author is going with this series Free Space does not seem to go anywhere and just ends The entire book features four characters two male and two female who are kidnapped The females are sold to one party and the males to another The females escape and go to rescue the males The entire plot of the book is the chase The chase does end but then after one of the party is taken away the book just ends I don t mind a cliff hanger if there is some resolution in the plot I wish I knew where the author is going with this series Free Space does not seem to go anywhere and just ends The entire book features four characters two male and two female who are kidnapped The females are sold to one party and the males to another The females escape and go to rescue the males The entire plot of the book is the chase The chase does end but then after one of the party is taken away the book just ends I don t mind a cliff hanger if there is some resolution in the plot I just did not see it here I liked Admiral, the first book, and will look for the next one in the series but if it has as little meat to the plot as this one I will give up on the series

  5. Martha says:

    The Admiral, an assassin and disguise expert, and Salmagard, a highly trained, genetically engineered soldier, saved each other in their first adventure, Admiral Now they are hoping to enjoy some down time Unfortunately, the Admiral is poisoned even before they meet for their date And that s just the beginning of their troubles.They pick up a carrier to do some sightseeing and meet two Imperials, Sei and Diana, who share the ride The car is diverted and the four end up kidnapped Admiral a The Admiral, an assassin and disguise expert, and Salmagard, a highly trained, genetically engineered soldier, saved each other in their first adventure, Admiral Now they are hoping to enjoy some down time Unfortunately, the Admiral is poisoned even before they meet for their date And that s just the beginning of their troubles.They pick up a carrier to do some sightseeing and meet two Imperials, Sei and Diana, who share the ride The car is diverted and the four end up kidnapped Admiral and Sei are separated to be traded while the women are retained for other uses But their captors do not know what they ve gotten themselves into as Salmagard and Diana will find a way to escape and go after their dates.The Admiral and Sei are sold at auction and shipped off site They awaken on a planet where the people are living in an old earth style community It appears to be a religious cult led by a man who clearly, to the Admiral s view, has nefarious plans The Admiral doesn t know how he is going to get himself out of this predicament.This sequel kicks off with a good hook and keeps on moving at a fast pace The cult world is a bit strange and confusing but it provides a backdrop of thought as Salmagard begins to see that her strict training may not have provided all she needs to know of reality and politics Neither side is full of all the right as clearly there are those who abuse power no matter what side they supposedly serve And in the end, most will serve their own purposes rather than honor the loyalty that may have been expected.The intrigue and mystery in this was not as intense as in book one This fills outof the backstory for the Admiral and Salmagard and I liked the new characters, Sei and Diana Although this story is almost completely focused on the kidnapping and escape, I did enjoy the fast paced action and the continued irreverent and pragmatic attitude the Admiral displays even when facing death again This made for a fast, fun read The rather abrupt ending leaves an opening for new intrigue which I hope would beapparent in the next book.I received the title through NetGalley for an honest review

  6. Anne - Books of My Heart says:

    Read this review in its entirety at The Book NymphoI loved The Admiral, the first book in the Evgardian series It was a good introduction to the world with four people stranded who didn t know each other It was smart The plot was clear survival but very fascinating as the world developed and also learning about the characters The Admiral, capable and with a subtle humor, was a mystery and fun For the most part, politics is viewed in the background as they are isolated.Free SpaceRead this review in its entirety at The Book NymphoI loved The Admiral, the first book in the Evgardian series It was a good introduction to the world with four people stranded who didn t know each other It was smart The plot was clear survival but very fascinating as the world developed and also learning about the characters The Admiral, capable and with a subtle humor, was a mystery and fun For the most part, politics is viewed in the background as they are isolated.Free Space is the same but very different We again have four main characters, two of them we know, sort of I enjoy strong characters who figure things out and try to improve things overall And overall doing what is right with compassion is appealing Here I can t tell the good guys or the bad guys really People areor less in it for themselves I do enjoy seeing women as strong, kick ass fighters here but not seeing the Admiral as somewhat helpless.There are manycharacters, mostly in the background More planets,governments,militaries andpolitics play a role This was alsoconfusing and the ending was I will have to read the next book both because I so loved the first and I don t understand exactly what happened here I did find this interview about the future of the series which helped me feel better.

  7. Eric says:

    TL DR Free Space by Sean Danker grabs a hold of the reader and never lets go This fast moving abduction tale keeps you turning the pages Recommended.This review is copied from my website Visit forreviews Review In exchange for Berkley Publishing s generosity, I m reviewing Sean Danker s Admiral series As part of a contest, I won a hardcover Admiral and paperbacks of Free Space andThe Glory of the EmpressI reviewed Admiral already, and have now finished Free Space This TL DR Free Space by Sean Danker grabs a hold of the reader and never lets go This fast moving abduction tale keeps you turning the pages Recommended.This review is copied from my website Visit forreviews Review In exchange for Berkley Publishing s generosity, I m reviewing Sean Danker s Admiral series As part of a contest, I won a hardcover Admiral and paperbacks of Free Space andThe Glory of the EmpressI reviewed Admiral already, and have now finished Free Space This second book finds the Admiral taking Salmagard on vacation, but as with their first voyage together, this one takes a horrible detour This is deep space Taken from the viewpoint of the abductees Story As with Admiral, Free Space is a survival story but in a completely different way The Admiral and Salmagard are kidnapped with two other Imperials for the purposes of human trafficking Because they are Imperials, their absence will be noted, and so for them it s a waiting game Survive long enough for the good guys to come rescue them But that wouldn t make for a very exciting story so, complications require that the characters take an active role in their own survival.For the beginning two thirds, this novel is tiltedtowards the thriller genre Whereas Admiral had the horror baked in from the start, the horror doesn t get to Free Space until two thirds of the way into the novel The terror of being kidnapped is there, but due to the fantastic amounts of action, I wouldn t classify this as a horror novel That being said, the shift in gears at the two thirds mark was interesting and worked for me It opened up some new mysteries about the Evagardian universe that I d love to see explored Characters Free Space features the two best characters from the first novel The Admiral still develops as a character here but not as much as I had expected He s pretty much what you get from the first novel Salmagard s character getsdepth and complexity here, and her complicated feelings towards the Admiral clash with her complicated ties to her family She continues to be Mr Danker s best character in my opinion.The other two additions to this novel Diana and Sei are okay They have enough character building to fit into the novel without slowing it down too much Diana, like Salmagard, is a complex, interesting character, and her backstory could be interesting Sei, however, didn t really stand out He got some character work, but I couldn t pick him out of a line up The rest of the characters in the novel aren t developed too deeply At the speed this story goes, there isn t enough time for deep character study Of the others, I found Willis and Freeber very entertaining They were sad and scary and human Worldbuilding In Admiral, worldbuilding is kept to a minimum in order to maintain its high pace Free Space hadworldbuilding but not much exploration of the new locales Free space sounds like a libertarian dream while being a humanitarian nightmare The final third presents some interesting questions that will hopefully get a longer novel.Diana s backstory hints at interesting military and scientific research For two books now, we don t get much about the Evagardian military, but we do know they have a widespread intelligence service Also, they protect their citizens no matter where in the universe they are through the Galatic Rescue service These badasses go out to save Imperials in trouble We know that Evagard cares and supports its citizens In Free Space, we learn that life on Empire s assistance is better than roughing it elsewhere It s possible that the Empire is a socialist success, but we don t get enough to know for sure It seems like there s decent political systems underpinning the whole series Thoughts Like Admiral, Free Space is a standalone novel The story ends, but it sort of doesn t All the plot threads from the book are tied up by the final page However, the ending leaves a big cliffhanger Maybe Mr Danker could want us to infer an ending All the plot lines are wrapped up, and that is satisfying But the abrupt ending is a bit jarring I ll need to think and process the endingOn the one hand, it s frustrating because we re left in uncertainty On the other, it s a bold artistic choice, and I like it when authors take chances Only in fiction do we know everything and get a nice tidy denouement to exit us gently from the story.Once again, the last third of the novel is different than what came before It s an odd style, but it works Again, it s jarring,so this time, but it s not enough to throw me out of the story The shift introduces its own mysteries with its own urgency I d love to see an exploration of the various ingredients of this last portion Conclusion Free Space is a fast paced, thriller SF novel It s is an excellent continuation of the Evagardian series Sean Danker wrote another intense, action packed novel that tells a new adventure of the Admiral and the negotiator that he wants to date Recommended.7 out of 10

  8. Marlene says:

    Originally published at Reading RealityWhat kind of story do you get when a completely unreliable narrator attempts to be at least semi reliable And when the rest of the story is from the perspective of someone who always plays it straight but in this case just doesn t know what part or game she is playing It makes for one hell of a wild and crazy ride, in some ways even crazier than the ride in the first book in this series, Admiral.We still don t know the man s real name We know that he spen Originally published at Reading RealityWhat kind of story do you get when a completely unreliable narrator attempts to be at least semi reliable And when the rest of the story is from the perspective of someone who always plays it straight but in this case just doesn t know what part or game she is playing It makes for one hell of a wild and crazy ride, in some ways even crazier than the ride in the first book in this series, Admiral.We still don t know the man s real name We know that he spent quite a few years pretending to be Prince Dalton of the Ganraen Empire We know that he used to be an Evagardian Imperial Agent, and that now he is on the run from everyone on all sides The Ganraens would execute him as a traitor The Empire just wants to clean up their very loose end.Whoever he is, he wants to live But first, he wants one last chance with Jessica Salmagard, one of the three cadets he both bamboozled and helped rescue in Admiral.But like so many of his plans, this one goes very, VERY gang aft aglee Because the Admiral and Jessica get themselves kidnapped By accident.And that s where all the fun and adventure really begins.The story is one of those out of the frying pan into the fire and then into the oven and then into the blast furnace kinds of things Events are always on the brink of disaster, it s just that the disaster they are on the brink of gets bigger and bigger as they go along.Until the disaster is so big that the only thing bigger is a black hole And look, there one is, right on the event horizon And we re left wondering who exactly ended up saving whom in this insane adventure Not to mention, we still don t know who the Admiral really is And neither does Jessica Possibly at this point neither does the Admiral himself.We re all left hoping that someday we ll find out If the Admiral can manage to escape, yet again, from whomever has captured him This time.Escape Rating A At the start of this book, there s a brief portion where events seemed to take a bit to get going And it takes the reader a bit to catch themselves back up on previous events So much of Admiral was kind of a locked room or locked ship mystery, and it happened so much in isolation that we don t get much of a handle on events in this universe.And just like in Admiral, we pretty much get dropped into the middle of the story yet again.But once this thing takes flight, meaning once they get kidnapped, the ever escalating sequence of perils keeps the reader hanging on tight until the very end.Unlike in Admiral, the narrative here is split between the Admiral and Jessica Salmagard The Admiral is a completely unreliable narrator He never reveals what he s thinking, what he s doing, or who he is He embodies the idea of wheels within wheels within wheels He s always playing a part But in this book we start to get the sense that even he is no longer certain exactly what part he is playing.But very early on in the story the Admiral and Salmagard are separated This leaves part of the story tied to her separate actions and events Unlike the Admiral himself, we don t see Jessica s story from inside her head, but rather in an omniscient third person We really don t need to see inside her head, because she is muchof what you see is what you get kind of person She s mostly straightforward in her actions, even if she is starting to wonder about a whole lot of the things she s been taught to believe.The universe, and the people in it, do not conform to the simple stereotypes that she was trained to expect The experience for her is both unsettling and eye opening, often at the same time.One of the great things about the way that Free Space progresses is that the separation works to throw some of the usual expectations on their heads.Once they are separated, it s Salmagard and another female soldier who break themselves out of captivity, shoot up a couple of space stations, steal a ship, and generally commit all the mayhem and badassery that is usually reserved for the male protagonists in this kind of story The two women become the rescuers, and the Admiral and a male soldier kidnapped with them become the rescuees.Also, it s the men who suffer from the comedy of errors, falling from one bad situation to an even worse one, tied up, gagged and often drugged through the entire mess as they descend through what feels like, instead of a descent through the seven circles of hell, a descent through the seven circles of illegal intergalactic human trafficking as perpetrated by a pair of unprepared idiots.This is an adventure where not only does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing, but all the participants are either incapacitated, incompetent, or just plain lying every step of the way Including the hero and heroine.At the end, we re left gasping, wondering if this was a real rescue, or just a setup for evenand probably worse yet to come.In the next book May it be soon

  9. Chelsea says:

    Review posted on The Warlock s Gray Book Despite the humour and the obviously well developed Universe, Free Space didn t live up to my expectations.I really liked Admiral, the first book of the Evagardian series Notwithstanding its flaws, it managed to get my heart pumping and my head spinning from all the suspense and excitement The ending left me with a lot of questions, so I was totally in for the sequel because I just had to know , you know Hence, when I was offered Free Space, I c Review posted on The Warlock s Gray Book Despite the humour and the obviously well developed Universe, Free Space didn t live up to my expectations.I really liked Admiral, the first book of the Evagardian series Notwithstanding its flaws, it managed to get my heart pumping and my head spinning from all the suspense and excitement The ending left me with a lot of questions, so I was totally in for the sequel because I just had to know , you know Hence, when I was offered Free Space, I couldn t wait to dive in And guess what SAME QUESTIONS, NO ANSWERS Ok maybe I exaggerate a little, but the questions I was the most looking forward to discovering the answers of, weren t answered at all Who is the Admiral What did he do What s the mystery behind the Empress Can I getelaborate explanations on these ships you re talking about How do the intergalactic journeys work So many words I still couldn t understand, or just outright forgot, because who really expects me to remember a fictional word one year after reading Admiral Even at the BEGINNING, I was confused And a confusing start is an issue Danker should fix, because it was the same as with his first novel.As you can imagine, I wasthan annoyed when I still couldn t make sense of it Sometimes the author would say too much information, sometimes not enough Occasionally it worked, especially in conversations Those had the flow of normal conversations between two people, where you don t understand everything because you re the third wheel and they have their own little insides.But readers can t really appreciate those little moments because the plot was rolling too quickly And I guess a fast pace should have been perfect for an action packed, sci fi story, right But personally, I just feel as if essence was sacrificed for speed I have absolutely no idea what Danker was trying to convey with this novel I don t know how to explain it it just felt so superficial Consequently, it was downright forgettable Nowhere near as intriguing and compelling as the first, nowhere near the suspense, and the newness, and the alien ness of the first It was just a clumsy and disorganized story of half competent kidnappers and confused heroes.The Admiral is definitely smart and resourceful, and those are traits I greatly admire I couldn t really remember Salmagard, at first, but then it hit me and her working with Diana was a fantastic idea It s always great and interesting to read about badass heroines fighting their way to save their friends Although some sudden bursts of philosophical thinking came out of the blue and were awkward, there is a lot of respect to circumstances and bodies limitations that many other books disregard completely Actually, the world and people seem very realistic, thanks to the way they are detailed I m sad to say it s just the storytelling that leaves something to be desired.I definitely feel bad for not liking the book It s not my fault, I know, and yet, the feeling s still there As a parting note, let me say that Free Space was entertaining, nonetheless Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group for proving me with this book

  10. Linda says:

    Admiral, the first book by Sean Danker left you wanting to read the sequel immediately but of course we ve had to wait I d love to say this book is as good as the first but I cannot However it does draw you further into the Admiral s world and it s a fun read that sets you up for a third book in this series As far as Evagard is concerned he is dead since they had him poisoned Yet not long after the first book ends we find him having a date with the Private Tessa Salmagard at Red Yonder, Admiral, the first book by Sean Danker left you wanting to read the sequel immediately but of course we ve had to wait I d love to say this book is as good as the first but I cannot However it does draw you further into the Admiral s world and it s a fun read that sets you up for a third book in this series As far as Evagard is concerned he is dead since they had him poisoned Yet not long after the first book ends we find him having a date with the Private Tessa Salmagard at Red Yonder, a pricey, luxurious entertainment place in Free Space Salmagard was killed in the first book but due to the wonderful Evagardian science she has been brought back to life You re not surprised that they meet you could tell that the Admiral was quite taken with her in the first book Before you can find out how this date will go, they are both kidnapped as well as two other Evagardian citizens that they happen to share transportation with If there is one thing that the Admiral is good at, it s getting out of tight situations however for much of this book he and Sei,the other male character are effectively put out of action This is when we find out how good Salmagard is at defending herself and Sei s female companion, Diana turns out to be in a class by herself Perhaps my main criticism is that it seems as if there should beto the story than the kidnapping and their escape Once again this book seems to be the connection to the next book in this series and I look forward to reading it