"Black Flag: Safe Passage," by Rachel Ford
Space Opera / Sci-Fi
Go big or go home. For privateer Captain Magdalene Landon, it's all about going big. For Kay Ellis, it's about getting home. Together, they're about to architect the most daring heist in the galaxy.
Kay knows too much. She knows it’s a matter of time before a Conglomerate hitman finds her. She’s desperate for safe passage back to Union space.
Then Magdalene shows up, promising a way home in exchange for that information. It’s a risky bet, but Kay is out of options. So she strikes a deal: the heist of the century for her freedom.
Kay is playing a dangerous game, and she knows it. She’s made herself Enemy Number One of the Conglomerate. She’s relying on privateers for her safety. It’s a fool’s game. But the worst part is, her fool’s heart is starting to warm to the enigmatic captain. And that’s a risk for which she hadn’t planned.
This week’s read was a wild ride, y’all! Black Flag: Safe Passage by Rachel Ford is an enjoyable sci-fi space opera with a lesbian romance at its heart. The vast world Ford created, and the quirky cast of characters kept me turning the pages.
I was a little nervous going into this, because I struggle a bit with sci-fi. I can easily get lost in all the high-tech gadgets and gizmos, and the endless universe of a space opera can prove even more overwhelming for my simplistic brain. However, Ford does a wonderful job of drawing just enough intrigue with her usage of technology and varied worlds without bogging down the read and leaving readers like myself scratching their head.
The romance itself shined, and there was enough action to compliment the plot that I was on the edge of my seat, both hoping for the romantic resolution I so yearned for and wondering what might happen next.
I would recommend this to sci-fi lovers, but even to those who are hesitant about the genre. Ford has a steady writerly hand and crafts her words with ease and care.
So, what are you waiting for? Black Flag: Safe Passage is available for your immediate reading pleasure! It’s also available on Kindle Unlimited!
Until next time,