Fleet of Knives: An Embers of War Novel by Gareth L. Powell

Fleet of Knives: An Embers of War Novel

Embers of War #2

Gareth L. Powell

fiction science fiction speculative fiction adventurous fast-paced

400 pages | first published 2019


The former warship Trouble Dog and her crew follow a distress call from the human starship Lucy’s Ghost, whose crew have sought refuge aboard an abandoned generation ship launched ten thousand years before by an alien race. However, the enormous v...
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adventurous 100%
emotional 55%
tense 44%
dark 33%
funny 22%
mysterious 22%
challenging 11%
hopeful 11%
lighthearted 11%
sad 11%


fast 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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