Book 2 in the rollicking and award-winning space adventure, the Darkship series. Echoes of Heinlein and nonstop action as a cloned heroine must raid a hostile Earth and steal the secret to energy production among the space-based Powertrees that all humanity depends on. Darkship Renegades is a finalist for the Prometheus Award for Best Novel.
Entry number two in Sarah A. Hoyt’s rollicking and popular Darkship series, sequel to Darkship Thieves,and winner of the Prometheus Award.
After rescuing her star pilot husband and discovering the dark secret of her own past on Earth, Athena Hera Sinistra returns to space habitat Eden to start life anew. Not happening. No good deed goes unpunished, and Thena and Kit are placed under arrest for the crime of coming back alive. The only escape from a death sentence: return to Earth and bring back the lost method for creating the Powertrees, the energy source of both Eden and Earth whose technological origins have been lost to war. But that mission is secondary to a greater imperative. Above all else, Thena must notget caught. If she does, then suicide is to be the only option.
With the odds heavily stacked against not only success, but survival, Thena comes to understand what her cynical accusers do not: it is not merely one woman’s life on the line anymore. For it’s on Earth where the adventure truly begins. Thena realizes that what is truly at stake is the fate of Eden and Earth alike, the continuance of the darkship fleet–and freedom for all in the Solar system–and beyond.
Darkship Renegades has been nominated for the Prometheus Award for Best Novel.
About Sarah A. Hoyt:
"First-rate space opera with a moral lesson. You won't be disappointed."—Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit.com
“[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.”–Jerry Pournelle
“[Three Musketeers creator] Alexander Dumas would give [Sarah A. Hoyt] a thumbs up.”–Steve Forbes
“[F]anciful and charming.” –Library Journal
“Exceptional, wonderful and enormously entertaining.” –Booklist
Sarah A. Hoyt is the author of a dozen novels in various genres, including Darkship Thieves, Gentleman Takes a Chance and Draw One in the Dark for Baen, as well as her acclaimed Shakespearean fantasy series, which started with the Mythopoeic award finalist, Ill Met by Moonlight. An avid history buff and longtime reader of sci-fi, fantasy, and mysteries, Hoyt has published over three dozen short stories in esteemed magazines such as Asimov's, Analog,Amazing and Weird Tales, as well as several anthologies. Hoyt is also an active and esteemed blogger with a libertarian leaning and a large audience. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two teen boys and a pride of cats.