Shoal

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 256 ratings

Stealing Light: Shoal, Book 1 Summary

In the 25th century, only the Shoal possess the secret of faster-than-light travel (FTL), giving them absolute control over all trade and exploration throughout the galaxy. Mankind has operated within their influence for two centuries, establishing a dozen human colony worlds scattered along Shoal trade routes.

Dakota Merrick, while serving as a military pilot, has witnessed atrocities for which this alien race is responsible. Now piloting a civilian cargo ship, she is currently ferrying an exploration team to a star system containing a derelict star ship. From its wreckage, her passengers hope to salvage a functioning FTL drive of mysteriously non-Shoal origin. But the Shoal are not yet ready to relinquish their monopoly over a technology they acquired through ancient genocide.

©2012 Gary Gibson (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Stealing Light: Shoal, Book 1

    • By: Gary Gibson
    • Narrated by: Charlie Norfolk
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    In the 25th century, only the Shoal possess the secret of faster-than-light travel (FTL), giving them absolute control over all trade and exploration throughout the galaxy. Mankind has operated within their influence for two centuries, establishing a dozen human colony worlds scattered along Shoal trade routes. Dakota Merrick, while serving as a military pilot, has witnessed atrocities for which this alien race is responsible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book from Shoal Series

    • By Paul McCulloch on 16-08-12

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • Nova War

    • Shoal, Book 2
    • By: Gary Gibson
    • Narrated by: Charlie Norfolk
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Dakota and Corso discover not only that the Shoal are caught in an aeons-long conflict with a rival star-faring species, but that the Bandati have resolved to make an alliance with this race by giving them deadly knowledge acquired from the Magi starship; forging an unholy alliance with the Shoal-member Trader. Dakota is determined to stop them - but the destruction of millions of inhabited worlds appears inevitable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • TOO LONG,FAR TOO MUCH FILLER,OVERALL GOOD

    • By DENNIS on 08-03-18

    Regular price: £18.99