A bureaucrat and an interstellar trader must overcome treachery and their broken past to save the last inhabitants of a dying planet.
Frontier planet Polaris-Gamma is dying, afflicted by a suspiciously-timed blight that destroys all crops. Worse, the whole system is now under military quarantine by the Central Galactic Concordance to prevent the catastrophic blight from spreading. The settlers must escape--or perish.
Caught behind the blockade, independent trader Gavril Danilovich finds his interstellar trading ship commandeered in the desperate plan to escape. He tells himself that's the only reason he stays, and not because he's worried about the woman he walked out on two years ago--who still lives on Pol-G.
Supply depot manager Anitra Helden races to gather the last of Pol-G's assets. Her plan to launch a mothballed freighter off Pol-G may be crazy--but it can work, if she can talk Gavril into helping. Their precious cargo? Four thousand stranded colonists.
Can Anitra and Gavril, and their ragtag crew get past the deadly military blockade?
It's a desperate bid for freedom in deadly deep space--get your copy of Last Ship Off Polaris-G today!
Series note: The events in Last Ship Off Polaris-G take place several years before Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance, Book 1). Think of it as an introduction to the series, and a foreshadowing of things--and people--to come.
- - - - - - - - - -
The Central Galactic Concordance series:
• Overload Flux (Book 1)
• Minder Rising (Book 2)
• Zero Flux (Novella 2.5)
• Pico's Crush (Book 3)
• Jumper's Hope (Book 4)
|Publisher:||Chavanch Press, LLC|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||415 KB|
About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great Prequel It doesn't distinctly identify itself as a prequel, but that's what it is. It's a novella filled with great storytelling and adds three third-person POVs, which are distinct. It's best to read the ones that came before this, in order to get a feel for the story, but this adds to the story and was worth the read. The characters are well developed and each one has a purpose in the story.
This story starts out good and just sucked me in. I thought it was well written and had good characters for a short story. Plus I have not yet read the rest of the series but because I found this story to be so good I will have to go check it out. I liked the world that was described here. I read the story all in one sitting it was so good. I liked that the story covered a few months but the time line did not get drawn out and I did not have to say to myself when are they leaving. I found Anitra and the crew she collected for the old freighter to be a hoot. And as you can read, I really liked the story.
I’ve really enjoyed the Central Galactic Concordance series, and this prequel story was no exception. With two very likable main characters working to get a large freighter ready to escape a military blockade put in place by lying greedy bureaucrats, and then last minute changes that make their mission even more vital as well as more dangerous, this was a wonderful space adventure. Gavril and Anitra had a past that didn’t quite work out and now they get a second chance to get it right. Since circumstances have changed for both of them, this second chance just might work out this time. I liked their quirky, talented crew as well, and the rich, well imagined world that is the setting for the story is outstanding. I look forward to many more stories in this series, I know they’ll be just as stellar.
Last Ship Off Polaris-G by Carole Van Natta is a rollicking good space opera! It has two well-developed and extremely likable main characters in Gavril and Anitra, lots of space ships, battles in space, interstellar travel, cute secondary characters, and best of all, kittens! In addition to saving pioneer settlers from a dying planet, both the MCs redeem themselves in their own eyes and to each other in a very believable way. It is fitting that the bad guys are corporations and their minions and power-hungry members of government, just like today. I really enjoyed how humanity has evolved to include mental abilities beyond telepathy and the important role that plays in this story. This was the first book I’ve read by Van Natta, but it won’t be the last!
Last Ship off Polaris-G has all the elements needed for a great Science Fiction Romance story. Set in the Galactic Concordance Universe the main female character is hiding her talents and the main male characters has gone it alone because he does not know how to handle his talent. Put them together with an old freighter and the need to escape a certain doom and danger filled with sparks make for a very good plot. I love all the Central Galactic Concordance stories. Each provides additional back story and world building with great characters and a unique plot line. A nice fit to the series. I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.