SciFi Book Review: Impulse

Impulse by Dave Bara

Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out. It begins with his new assignment as an officer on Her Majesty’s Spaceship Starbound, a Lightship bound for deep space voyages of exploration.

But everything changes when Peter is summoned to the office of his father, Grand Admiral Nathan Cochrane, and given devastating news: the death of a loved one. In a distant solar system, a mysterious and unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse resulted in the deaths of Peter’s former girlfriend and many of her shipmates.

Now Peter’s plans are torn asunder as he is transferred to a Unified Space Navy ship under foreign command, en route to an unexpected destination, and surrounded almost entirely by strangers. To top it off, his superiors have given him secret orders that might force him to become a mutineer.

Impulse is an exciting space opera that fans of Star Trek will enjoy. The story is set so far in the future, that a lot of the politics and technology is foreign and mysterious. With plenty of suspense, drama, unique technology, and romance – this scifi adventure has it all. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through deep space from relatable characters to the clever plot. I look forward to many more stories from this new author – and Peter’s further adventures.

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