To Fall Among Vultures
Union Privateers Book Two
By Scott Warren
In the far future, alien technology captured by the Union Earth Privateers has fueled Earth’s tenuous expansion fHumanity has spent decades carefully establishing a quiet foothold in an uncaring galaxy brimming with hostile powers. That all unraveled six months ago when Captain Victoria Marin and her crew of Vultures stumbled into the center of a conflict between two of the galaxy’s three apex civilizations.
Eager to get off the intergalactic radar, the Vultures spent the last six months laying low, running routine salvage and recon missions for the Union Earth Government. The scavenged xenotech they and the other privateers ship back to Earth are crucial to securing humanity’s place among the stars.
But fate has other plans for the Vultures. When an alien Commander shows up on her doorstep offering Earth its first true defensive alliance, Vick has no choice but to pledge her crew of crafty privateers to their cause. Vick and her Vultures are drawn into a grudge almost a thousand years in the making, and survival for one race could mean extinction for the other.rom a single planet to a handful of systems across the Orion Spur.
Victoria Marin, captain of the U.E. Condor, and her crew of Vultures have been running dry for months. In danger of losing her command and her credibility if she can’t locate fresh salvage, she locks onto the distress signal of an alien ship in hopes of valuable cargo. What she finds instead is First Prince Tavram, the heir apparent to one of the largest empires in known space. Tavram’s ship has been crippled after narrowly escaping an ambush and his would-be assassin is coming to finish the job.
The Vultures launch a high risk mission to rescue the prince and recover every last scrap of xenotech they can before the hunter catches up to his prey. But there are more dangers than notorious interstellar assassins when it comes to ferrying alien princes across the stars, and Victoria must contend with dangerous alliances, old grudges, and even her own government if she means to bring her crew home alive. Whether she succeeds or fails, the consequences of her choices will affect the path of all humanity.
Praise for To Fall Among Vultures
To Fall Among Vultures is not for the faint of heart, and justifiably so. This is a high-octane military science fiction novel focusing on complex politics and out of this world action with lethal stakes should bad come to worse. Other than it being a bloody and violent compilation of hard-hitting military science fiction and space opera, To Fall Among Vultures is a great concept written with the flair for the dramatic. Warren gives us everything and then some.
To Fall Among Vultures is a solid addition to the Union Earth Privateers series. Calling upon his own training as a pilot, Warren helps us to mentally visualize extensive battle scenes. The reader is definitely in the middle of the action as the point of view shifts through the perspectives of different participants in the fight. I wanted to see the movie the same way I wanted to see the campaigns in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.
To Fall Among Vultures by Scott Warren is the hardcore science fiction reader's dream. Warren dives right into the science at the beginning of the book. If you like the works of authors like Julie Czerneda and John Ringo, then this one is for you. The book is the second entry in the Union Earth Privateers series and promises that readers will not be lost if they start with this one. Warren does an excellent job of keeping up the intense action throughout and making sure we understand the inner workings of the world of the Vultures.
Strap in for another ride, crack this book, and don't let go, 'cause it won't let you go.
This is an excellent, high-paced sci-fi novel, and in my opinion as good as or better than the first Vick's book (which I also thoroughly enjoyed). The novel catches up with the crew of the Condor a few months after the events of Vick's Vultures, where Captain Marin's success in outmaneuvering a massively more powerful hostile spaceship has given her crew a reputation - which is affecting their ability to go about their scavenging mission in both good and bad ways... Warren really excels at describing combat scenes that are tight, fraught, and realistic. There are some amazing individual scenes in the book, most of which I can't talk about without revealing spoilers. The ending is phenomenal, and definitely leaves the door wide open for future installments of the series.Amazon review
About the Author
Scott Warren got his start in writing while living in Washington during the summer of 2014 when he entered the world of speculative fiction by writing Sorcerous Crimes Division, followed shortly by Vick’s Vultures.
Mr. Warren blends aspects of classic military fantasy and science fiction with a modern, streamlined writing style to twist tired tropes into fresh ideas. He believes in injecting a healthy dose of adventure into the true-to-life grit and grime that marks the past decade of science fiction, while still embracing the ideas that made science fiction appeal to so many readers.
As a UAV Pilot, and former submariner, Scott draws on his military and aviation experiences to bring authenticity to his writing while keeping it accessible to all readers. Scott is also an artist, contributing his skills to board games, role playing games, and his own personal aerial photography galleries.
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