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Summary

Three men. Two brothers. One failing station.

When Edgar Vagrant down checks Verkol Kondur’s mining barge, Kondur gets swept up in station politics in spite of his best efforts to avoid them. When Edgar pushes his elder son, Malachai, into working on the station’s freighter, Malachai decides to take matters into his own hands.

With Malachai gone, his brother Zachary gets to pick up the pieces of a management structure that he had no hand in making, no authority to control, and no wish to continue. When mysterious dark sun graffiti appears all over the station, it seems clear that the situation has attracted someone’s attention. The question is whose?

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  • Lenny 55
  • 03-07-21

I almost gave this a pass!

I almost gave this a pass because it doesn't continue either the Ish/Pip and Natalya/Zoya story line. I almost passed on The Wizard's Butler also, but I'm glad I didn't! My only problem is waiting for the next installment of all the Nathan Lowell story lines.

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  • Andrew
  • 02-08-21

Too Thick A Slice of Life

Excellent setting/individual elements with passable characters really hooked me on this initially. The setup is good for the first half of the book but unfortunately the slice of life gets a bit too thick. At around halfway through the story the tension breaks in both story lines and the main characters just repeat the same conversations with different people. A LOT! It is the complete inverse of the show not tell axiom.

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  • motown
  • 25-07-21

Great new branch to explore!

Everything I read by Nathan Lowell is amazing. I love his Ishmael and Pip series. I love the books with Nathalie This is a great installment that continues the stories of the Toe Hold. Jeffrey Kafer is the perfect narrator for this series.

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  • Daniel Jayne
  • 20-07-21

nail-biter

When I started reading this, I was in a bad mood and I didn’t care about any of these characters. A few chapters in, I was practically biting my fingernails worried for every one of these main characters. This wasn’t “Ishmael’s” story, it was Dark Knight’s. For the first time in this book series almost anybody could die. Also, almost anything could happen. I was surprised by this book throughout, and it was a welcome one.

The time Nathan puts into thinking through how people management, technical stuff, and systems work (in the future) gives the solar clipper books a sort of grounding in a reality.

It’s as if I’m watching Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs, but someone will most likely kill him in the morning and he’s a little uneasy about it and also, he’s nervous about taking the test to become an able spacer, or something.

Jeffrey did a great job narrating, as always. If y’all are reading this thank you very much for all these books, they really help me get out of my head for a while!

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  • Martin Wilsey
  • 20-07-21

Another Great Installment

I was camping a couple of summers ago and one of my campmates loaned me Quarter Share.
Since that excellent book, I have read everything Nathan Lowell has written. I love his world-building, his characters, settings, and plots. This book was especially good because it helped fill in the origins of a few things, places, and people's pasts.

Love it, keep them coming!

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  • Marty
  • 18-07-21

interesting

mostly interesting. well read. preachy characters that assume rightiousness take away some of the fun of the story.

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  • jane shopper
  • 13-07-21

Disappointed in the Story line.

Generally I love Nathan Lowell’s books but this one was a lot of the same old same. If you are a fan you can probably get by without this one.

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  • John C.
  • 12-07-21

No real plot

The book had promise early on and some good characters. Unfortunately all the villainous characters are total caricatures. and all the heroes are annoyingly reticent.

But there is essentially no plot unless you want to call an angry irrational dad, spoiled children, and boring stuff on a space station a plot.

I will say that the author seems to have a lot of potential.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-21

Just Excellent

this was a thoroughly enjoyable read experience to read and hear two thumbs up here

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  • Kate Juden
  • 07-07-21

Great book

I enjoyed this look into the history of the toeholds and some of the players in the background of the prior books.