Ardulum: First Don

J.S.Fields


Ardulum: First Don

Ardulum: First Don

  • Title: Ardulum: First Don
  • Author: J.S.Fields
  • ISBN: 9781945952647
  • Page: 303
  • Format: ebook



Ardulum The planet that vanishes The planet that sleeps.Neek makes a living piloting the dilapidated tramp transport, Mercy s Pledge, and smuggling questionable goods across systems blessed with peace and prosperity She gets by but only just In her dreams, she is still haunted by thoughts of Ardulum, the traveling planet that, long ago, visited her homeworld The ArdulArdulum The planet that vanishes The planet that sleeps.Neek makes a living piloting the dilapidated tramp transport, Mercy s Pledge, and smuggling questionable goods across systems blessed with peace and prosperity She gets by but only just In her dreams, she is still haunted by thoughts of Ardulum, the traveling planet that, long ago, visited her homeworld The Ardulans brought with them agriculture, art, interstellar technology and then disappeared without a trace, leaving Neek s people to worship them as gods.Neek does not believe and has paid dearly for it with an exile from her home for her heretical views.Yet, when the crew stumbles into an armed confrontation between the sheriffs of the Charted Systems and an unknown species, fate deals Neek an unexpected hand in the form of a slave girl a child whose ability to telepathically manipulate cellulose is reminiscent of that of an Ardulan god Forced to reconcile her beliefs, Neek chooses to protect her, but is the child the key to her salvation, or will she lead them all to their deaths


Recent Comments "Ardulum: First Don"

I’m a sci-fi fan and this was just a really good sci-fi adventure. It had that real space opera feel. I thought the writing was excellent and found myself absolutely engrossed in the ships, planets and aliens. This is straight up sci-fi at its best.I originally grabbed this because of the lesbian fiction tag. There is no romance or sex in this book; nothing that would give you a clue this is lesfic. But there are two women forming a really intense bond and I have hope for some romance in the n [...]

I received a copy through NetGalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Read on my blog.Ardulum is truly a sci-fi story - not just humans vaguely in space, but many developed alien species. For me, the strongest aspect of the book was worldbuilding, especially the different aliens. I loved how they didn't have the same binary gender system as humans do - one species for example has three genders, and another one has only one gender where all members use the same nonbinary pronoun [...]

3.5 Stars ~ Ardulum: First Don does great things for diversity in this sweeping space opera. Firstly, we have our protagonist, a neek called Neek. If her name sounds unoriginal, it’s because it’s supposed to be degrading. Neek has been exiled from her homeworld, a planet with deep religious views, because of her faithlessness (and also probably her violent tendencies, but that’s just my opinion). One of the species the neek worship as gods are the ardulans, long thought to have vanished wi [...]

I LOVED IT! Launches to my all-time sci-fi faves. I read this book two months ago and I still think about it almost every single day. I can't wait for the next. Is August here yet??? Full review to come.----What do I love most about this book? People, it's so hard to choose! Maybe it's the gorgeous writing? Stunning settings? (I still can't get the planet Neek and the golden light filtering through the trees out of my mind ). The characters that grab you and won't let you go? Or maybe it's the m [...]

koeur.wordpress/2018/01/0Publisher: Ninestar PressPublishing Date: February 2017ISBN: 9781945952647Genre: SciFiRating: 2.8/5Publishers Description: Neek makes a living piloting the dilapidated tramp transport, Mercy’s Pledge, and smuggling questionable goods across systems blessed with peace and prosperity. She gets by—but only just. In her dreams, she is still haunted by thoughts of Ardulum, the traveling planet that, long ago, visited her homeworld. The Ardulans brought with them agricultu [...]

I'm very excited for this book, and for the eventual series! This is a fun space opera, where Earth is a small (and backward) part of the Chartered Systems. There are humans to draw us into the story, but the main character is an exiled alien, who must come to terms with discovering the gods of the religion she refused to believe. The species in this story are not only unique and strange, but believable, as is the technology. There are not only different genders, but different ways of growth, le [...]

Holy wow -- I knew I needed space lesbians and casually nonbinary folks, but I didn't know I needed them quite this badly. If you want bio-nerd scifi and fully developed characters with palpable chemistry and deep relationships and unlikely but powerful friendships, this is for you! That said, heads up (and the book does give a trigger warning in the beginning pages!) for graphic violence, particularly of a speciesist type that bears horrific resemblance to this-world racist and ableist and spec [...]

** I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review **Space, a mysterious planet, galactic gods shrouded in myth and indoctrination, and the one who bucks her home world and is just fighting to stay alive. What’s not to like? The beginning does take some patience and I found it a little difficult to get into at first. We do get information to help us understand the circumstances that form the rest of the story, but it goes on a little too long. Once we get to the main characters and plot, th [...]

I originally picked this book up because I wanted to study how the author used gender-neutral pronouns. Once I sunk my teeth it, I was so engrossed in the plot that I kept forgetting to pay attention to pronouns. NineStar Press’ editor really have a knack for acquiring good science fiction, as this is the second space opera series that’s really impressed me. At first, the plot of Ardulum reminded me of Firefly: a ragged crew doing semi-legal transport on an antique ship picks up a stasis cha [...]

I read it in one night - it kept my interest and truly hit that space-opera loving side of me! Neek is a cool character, the only one of her species to be currently exiled from her planet, so EVERYBODY in the universe knows that she screwed up, much to her chagrin. Her crime: questioning the quasi-scientific religion followed by everyone on Neek (the name of her planet, and and also every adult being on the planet so no one gets uppity and thinks they're better than anyone else). Neek is a pilot [...]

This book was awesome. Really looking forward to learning more about the Eld and the Ardulan culture.

This book was not bad, it just didn’t work for me. Read the full review on my blog.

I did not finish this, and I quit very early on (3-4 chapters in)This does not mean it's a bad book or anything, it's purely a subjective thing, and illustrates the hate/love relationship I have with Space Opera science fiction. My suspense of disbelief mechanism failed me hard when I read about how Neek and her crew come across this alien species that is made up of spheres with ears. My brain can not comprehend how such a species is able to do anything, like using tools or such trivialities one [...]

I was sold on the "Lesbians in space" pitch, but this book is a lot more than that! It's a sweeping space epic with incredible world building, well researched science, and characters with an equal amount of sass and heart. The diverse representation is excellent, with a slow burn f/f ship (pun intended) as well as non-binary gender systems. I also really enjoyed the subtle Jewish rep. Fields offers readers a unique adventure into her own corner of space, and ARDULUM should be on the TBR or anyon [...]

I've tried to get into this book three times, and I think it's time to give up and shelve it as not for me. Which is a shame, because it has everything I'm looking for on paper, but in practice it just doesn't gel with me. Once I finally got past the prologue, which suffers from being thrust into the middle of a scenario without context with characters I don't know, I thought things might be looking up, but it just seemed to fall into generic space opera territory (we have no money and we need t [...]


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