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Ancient alien technology. Secret histories. And squids. In space.

Max is completing a survey in the barren, frozen north of planet Grailliyn, when he makes a startling discovery. There's a high-tech pod buried beneath the ice, and inside the pod is a young woman. She speaks his language, but with a strange accent.

The two are barely past awkward introductions when they are attacked. Max and his new friend are forced to flee. The worst part? They don't even know who is trying to kill them, or why.

Now, with assassins on their tail, the duo must find a way off the planet without blowing their cover. And then, if they can do that without getting eaten by space monsters, they might just find out the truth about their world.

Starship Relic is book one of the Lost Colony Uprising Trilogy, a sci-fi space opera adventure with spaceships, alien contact, deep conspiracies, wise-cracking characters, and lots of pew-pew (space battle action). 

Content rating: all ages, teen and up. Minimal language.

©2020 Darcy Troy Paulin (P)2020 Darcy Troy Paulin

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  • Shawna
  • 20-10-2020

Well Done!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I liked this book. It was strange and different compared to the usual books that I read (horror, thriller, fantasy, mystery). I wanted to branch out a bit and see if I could get into sci-fi and I was not disappointed by this book. The narrator hit it out of the park and the author wrote an amazing storyline with great pacing.

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  • Cindy
  • 19-09-2020

First People, First Rate!

Great start to this new series. Right from the first your drawn into this story. Narrator gives an outstanding performance. Looking forward to seeing this continue. Adding this to my favorites. This audio was given to me in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Aubrey Heflin
  • 23-10-2020

great book!

loved it, the only thing I struggled a little with is how the MCs act with eachother. They seem more like young teenagers in many ways and towards one another rather than their true age. Like who says Barf? Lol! But... I just chalk it off to the culture of the society they are in and roll with it. I suppose it is possible that this is more of a young adult book. Regardless, I enjoyed it and I am eager for the next book.

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  • Ijw
  • 21-09-2020

Coming of age

In an icebound World a young man must make a journey to prove his worth by making a scientific survey. On this journey he finds something extraordinary. More extraordinary than his crab drawn sled trek through the wilds. His journey requires him to face hardships and exciting new adventure on land and at sea. What will he discover while he proves his self.

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  • Julie
  • 17-09-2020

Strange new world makes for interesting listening

This book is very different to the normal genre (murder mysteries) I read or listen to but I fancied a change and read the book I enjoyed. So when it came out on audible I had to give it another go and I think I enjoyed it more. Firstly can I just say it is a trilogy so if you get hooked and want to find out what happens be prepared to get the next book. Other than than it was a fun adventure in a very strange world. There was a lot of background info and history which is just setting up the story I think ready for a bigger adventure in the next book. The cast of characters was fun and like able, I especially loved Dozer the pet crab that went every where with them. Expect lots of strange monsters and life and death situations for the hero's to get out of. It was a bit slow in some parts but more than made up for it in other. In order for Max to become a man, like everybody in the world that has come before him, Max must first complete a survey. Instead of choosing a simple trip to warmer climates like his friends, he chooses to recreate the journey that took his parents lives, with one exception he will complete it for them. All he has is his mother's journal to follow, camping gear and cold weather gear and his loyal team of crabs to pull the sleigh across the ice, other than that it is just him and the cold wilderness. That is until he comes across a strange object half buried in the ice and he would have missed that if it was for the flashing bright lights. After days of struggling to free the form the hard packed ice someone comes out of no where and starts shooting at him. Taking the pod with him he embarks on an adventure he never thought possible and one that will take him over rough seas and even into outer space. All the while being hunted by a ruthless killer determined to kill him at any cost. The reason is the pod Max found wasn't empty and the girl that wakes up from a very deep slumber could contain lots of unanswered questions. Questions like what really happened to Max's parents? If only she could remember. Is her waking up from a deep sleep just luck or will it have a fairly tell ending? I liked the narrator and I think he is a big reason why I liked the audio version more than the book. I just loved the sound effects that went with it, especially Dozers chittering (not sure if that is a word but it sounds right for the noise the crab made). I was given this free review copy audiibook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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