Thursday, April 2, 2015

Quarter Share (Golden Age of the Solar Clipper #1) by Nathan Lowell

Quarter Share (Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, #1)
THE GOLDEN AGE OF SAIL HAS RETURNED -- IN THE YEAR 2351 

When his mother dies in a flitter crash, eighteen-year-old Ishmael Horatio Wang must find a job with the planet company or leave the system--and NerisCo isn't hiring. With credits running low, and prospects limited, he has just one hope...to enlist for two years with a deep space commercial freighter. Ishmael, who only rarely visited the Neris Orbital, and has never been off-planet alone before, finds himself part of an eclectic crew sailing a deep space leviathan between the stars. 

Join the crew of the SC Lois McKendrick, a Manchester built clipper as she sets solar sails in search of profit for her company and a crew each entitled to a share equal to their rating.

Review: ****

Excellent Book. It was very well written and I loved reading such a simple, classic type of story. There was no angst, vampires, werewolves, love triangles etc.

 It was a classic, simple story of a young man making his way in the world. Set in the future of course, but the world building was good. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.