The Fall of the White Ship Avatar (The Terran Inheritance #3)

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Title: The Fall of the White Ship Avatar

Series: The Terran Inheritance

Author: Brian Daley

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 292

Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

Alacrity and Floyt are hot on the trail of Precursor artifacts and Alacrity is bound and determined to be on the council of the White Ship, which appears to be tied to his family’s history.

Only Floyt has seen the future, from the causality harp, and knows that Alacrity will not be the Lord and Master of the White Ship.

Will their friendship survive? In fact, will they survive?

 

My Thoughts:

First, the kindle editions I have state on the inside cover that the series name is The Terran Inheritance. I don’t have access to old paperbacks but I’d bet a dollar that that same page is in them as well. But everywhere I go I see the series as the protagonist’s names. The Adventures of Alacrity Fitzhugh and Hobart Floyt, while descriptive, is simply to long and unwieldy. It is too bad that Daley still isn’t around to kick some ass and get things straightened out.

This was partly about Fitz and Ho getting off a planet of sentient cattle-like beings and then about taking over the White Ship. While Alacrity’s past has been hinted at in the previous books, here it takes front and center and it is a bit disconcerting. He goes from a talented space bum to some kind of Old School Space Admiral in about 2 breaths.  It wasn’t that it didn’t make sense but it was different from the previous 2 books. If I had wanted different I’d have gone and read a different book.

Daley was a good writer and a fun writer and that just shines on through even in the more serious moments. I have to hunt down his Coramande books but I’m in no big hurry as that is all I have to look forward to from him. Because he’s dead.

Jinx on a Terran Inheritance (The Terran Inheritance #2)

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Title: Jinx on a Terran Inheritance

Series: The Terran Inheritance

Author: Brian Daley

Rating: 4  of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 416

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Alacrity and Hobart (I just love saying those names. Daley did a grand job of picking them) continue their quest to find “their” starship and return it to Earth as they are both still under compulsion from the conditioning they received in the first book.

However, things happen. Things like becoming slaves. Things like discovering that there IS a vast conspiracy of control by a secret Group. Things like trying to survive said Secret Group.

 

My Thoughts:

Once again, Brian Daley spins a fanciful, adventurous yarn that is just plain fun to read. This was a romp, a lark, a joy to read.

I simply had fun reading this. I wasn’t worried about grammar and spelling mistakes. I wasn’t worried about stupid characters or the such. I wasn’t worried about Hobart and Floyd giving page long soliloquys about how tortured their hearts were and how much they hated themselves and Existence itself. Quite the opposite in fact.

I enjoyed this as much as the first book and have high hopes that I’ll enjoy the final book in this trilogy as well.

 

Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds (The Terran Inheritance #1)

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Title: Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds

Series: The Terran Inheritance

Author: Brian Daley

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 304

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Humanity has gone through 2 Diaspora, Enlightenments and Dark Ages. The 3rd Enlightenment is upon Humanity.

Earth has turned its back and become Insular.

A ruler of 19 worlds has died. Among his inheritors is one minor bureaucrat, Hobart by name. Earth’s Alpha Bureaucrats plan to use Hobart to gain the riches of said ruler and make Earth great again. But Hobart needs a guardian. Enter Alacrity, young space man and all around bounder. Alacrity is trapped into babysitting Hobart while Hobart is saddled with Alacrity. Neither man is happy.

These are their adventures.

 

My Thoughts:

This was a LOT of fun to read. It wasn’t necessarily humorous, but the chemistry of Hobart and Alacrity, moving from unwilling guardian and client to unwilling accomplices to, just maybe, friends, was great. It was also masterfully written.

There was also a ton of adventure. Space stations, war ships, hunts on alien worlds. Romance, hatred between Alacrity and said Romance’s father. Good stuff.

I’ve only read Daley’s Star War’s stuff, so it was good to see his own imagination at play here. I thoroughly enjoyed this and am looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.