Darker Space

Darker Space

by Lisa Henry

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Overview

Brady Garrett is back on Earth. He's living with his partner Cam and they're raising his sister Lucy together. Life is better than some feral reffo from Kopa has any right to hope, and Brady knows it. He's even grateful for it, most of the time. He loves Cam, even though he's afraid that he's not good enough for him, and he's still having nightmares about the alien Faceless.

Cameron Rushton loved being a pilot once, and he still feels the pull of the starlight. He's building a life with Brady now, and with Lucy. Life is good, even if it's not without its complications. Both Brady and Cam are dealing with the endless cycle of interviews, tests, and questions that the military hierarchy hopes will reveal the secrets of the aliens who could very easily destroy humanity. They have each other though, and together they're making it work.

But from out in the black, Kai-Ren is still watching and everything Brady and Cam think they've won, they stand to lose all over again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987423693
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 1,119,235
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

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Darker Space 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There has to be more
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
"Some guys are meant to be heroes. I was never one of them." 'Darker Space' is the second installment in Lisa Henry's wildly fascinating science fiction series, 'Dark Space'. I loved the first book and fell in love with Brady and Cam, but I knew going into this book that everything was going to be different. I understood Brady enough to recognize that once he and Cam were back on Earth, all of Brady's feelings of insecurity and not being good enough for Cam were going to come rushing forward, and I wasn't wrong. Brady was born and raised in a refugee township, a piece of reffo trash to some, while Cam was born to wealthy, educated parents. The huge disparity between their worlds is extremely difficult for Brady to deal with. That, and the fact that Cam would like nothing better than to be back in the black, piloting a Hawk, surrounded by stars, and if Brady never had to look at the night sky again he'd be thrilled. Oh, and the constant, never-ending interrogations by military brass didn't help either, but since Brady and Cam were still in the military there wasn't much to be done about it. To say it was a difficult adjustment would be a mild phrase. "This time I wasn’t going to panic. This time I was going to do everything right to try to make sure I got home, and not to some f****** underground cell either....This time I wouldn’t be afraid of the black. I wouldn’t try to keep it at my back, because that was impossible. This time I’d look at it, whatever was looking back." Much like the first installment there is a lot about this book that I can't, and won't, reveal because spoilers really ruin it for everyone else. What I will say is that once again the author had me riveted and I couldn't put this book down no matter how late it got. The direction she took me in and the revelations were mind-blowing and had me on the edge of my seat. "As long as Lucy and Cam were still out there, I could face it. I could face all my nightmares. I might not do it like a hero, but I’d do it all the same." I can honestly admit I didn't think the author could match the genius that was book one in this series. I was so wrong and I'm thrilled to say that. 'Darker Space' took me places I had no idea I would go and then it blew my mind. Over and over and over again. An absolutely phenomenal book that will definitely stay in my favorites pile. I really hope this isn't the last I've seen of Cam and Brady, but if it is, it was a hell of a good-bye. NOTE: This book was provided by Loose Id for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
I really appreciate it when an author can write a series of books in which each book builds upon the last, but each is its own distinct chapter in the characters’ lives. That’s exactly what Henry has done with both books in the Dark Space series. Darker Space continues the story of Brady and Cam’s life together since reuniting with Lucy and resuming their military service, on Earth. While Brady had a possibility of advancement when in space, back on Earth he’s been relegated to janitorial work and as much as he hates it, he comforts himself with Cam and Lucy – the only things in his life worth fighting for. But when residual effects from Cam and Brady’s time with the Faceless begin to reappear, the men are left wondering WHO they will be fighting against. Henry has a wonderful way with words in Darker Space. With the story being told from Brady’s point of view, his introspective nature sucked me into his mindset. I felt Brady’s fears, his frustrations, and his anger at the military officials, the Faceless, and the universe. Even more, I felt his love for Cam and Lucy. And all of this was magnified when the mental connection between him and Cam was reestablished and expanded. While Brady reiterates in the story time and time again that he was never meant to be a hero, as the story unfolds, we find that he was far more of a hero than anyone ever realized – except for Cam and Lucy, because Brady would always be their hero. We learn that Brady was perfect in his imperfections and Cam and Lucy weren’t the only ones to recognize him for who he was. There is a LOT that goes down in this installment and I’m trying my best not to reveal any major spoilers. I do have to reveal that after a series of events, Cam and Brady find themselves back on the Defender Three along with a cadre of other officers. While Brady’s self-doubt regularly leads to him feeling worthless, it is his experience as an enlisted man (basically drafted into service) that helps save most of his companions’ lives once things go bad on the ship. When forced to face his biggest fear, Brady also realizes that the fear of losing Cam and Lucy far outweighs all other fears he had – making him numb to them. Cam and the other officers might have been fighters, but Brady was a survivor and he learned just how far he would go to survive for those he loved. Because of this, I felt we saw a huge amount of character growth and development on his part. Although we don’t get the story from Cam’s perspective, we still get to see some of the events play out from his point of view through his and Brady’s connection. I actually loved how Henry made that connection work to give us events from more than Brady’s perspective – even if they were still filtered through his awareness. I LOVED the scene in which Brady flips off Doc and actually laughed out loud. But the best part, the very best part, is that while Darker Space is a whole story that concludes this chapter in Brady and Cam’s lives, Henry leaves the ending open for the next chapter – not a cliffhanger, but rather a whetting of the appetite. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!