Flying Dutchman of the Spacelanes

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
The cursed Flying Dutchman returns to the spacelanes...

While busy with repairs, Sora Anali gets the surprise of her life: a real cursed ghost ship docking with Langdon Space Station. Then the Flying Dutchman triggers the servicing robots into delivering expensive and rare items needed for the station. Items she needs back.

But, the legends say to board her is to die on her... More
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About J.A. Marlow

It's said I was launched into space from birth and I haven't been back to Earth since.

There might be some truth in that.

As a reader I love science fiction with great plots, interesting characters, exotic locales, all accompanied by a sense of wonder with optimistic endings. As a writer, I love the same.

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Kat Ross reviewed on Dec. 23, 2011

I love YA novels. The innocence the characters is refreshing after the “gritty realism” of most of the adult novels.

This is no different. Even though the main character’s age is never revealed, you get the impression she is still young; at least young enough to want adventure and to be disappointed when her life seems boring. The plot moves quickly, moving from one reveal to another, never slowing down long enough for you to get distracted. There are just enough hints of the legend of Der fliegende Holländer mixed with subtle difference to make the story familiar and fresh at the same time.

It was a fun ride that ended too quickly.

My only complaint is that the story ended just before the real journey began. Where is Vist from? What happened to his people? So many questions unanswered.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Independent Bookworm reviewed on Dec. 11, 2011

I wanted this story to go on. It was way too short for my taste. I loved the ship, and the main character was spunky and resourceful. I would have loved to see what happens if they travel further. Hopefully there will be a sequel some time.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
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