In this rip-roaring space opera, a ragtag band of explorers are out to make the biggest score in the galaxy.
On this space jump, no one is who they seem . . .
Captain Hammond Roystan is a simple cargo runner who has stumbled across the find of a lifetime: the Hassim, a disabled exploration ship–and its valuable record of unexplored worlds.
His junior engineer, Josune Arriola, said her last assignment was in the uncharted rim. But she is decked out in high-level bioware that belies her humble backstory.
A renowned body-modification artist, Nika Rik Terri has run afoul of clients who will not take no for an answer. She has to flee off-world, and she is dragging along a rookie modder, who seems all too experienced in weapons and war . . .
Together this mismatched crew will end up on one ship, hurtling through the lawless reaches of deep space with Roystan at the helm. Trailed by nefarious company men, they will race to find the most famous lost world of all–and riches beyond their wildest dreams . . .
Review of Stars Uncharted
Stars Uncharted’s two main characters are very different. Josune Arriola is an engineer/explorer. Nika Rik Terri is a body modification artist (also known as a modder). No reason they should ever meet.
But they do. Stars Uncharted chapters alternates between the perspectives of Josune and Nika. Totally separate and unknown to each other at first and becoming best friends by the end.
‘Ragtag’ is an apt way to describe the crew of the Road to Goberlings. Diverse and a bit on the shabby side. A chef that is also the cargo master (he would rather be cheffing), a very capable engineer, a junior engineer who’s talent belies her juniorness and a captain that likes to rule by committee even if it does occasionally bite him in the butt.
When they happen upon the disabled Hassim, a very famous exploration ship, things take off. Everyone wants what they think the Hassim has. So everyone is after Captain Hammond Roystan and his crew.
Strangely enough, body modification tech overlaps with ship navigation tech, so when a critical ship part goes bad, somehow, the Road ends up with not one, but two modders, both of whom are on the run.
Now the crew is really ragtag!
Non-stop adventure, really bad bad guys, motley good guys, a broken down ship, and the treasure of the universe! What’s not to like about this book! I ate it up! Stars Uncharted is the kind of story that gives space opera its good name!
Through NetGalley, the publisher provided a copy of this book so that I could bring you this honest review.
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