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Publisher's Summary

The second original novel from the much-missed Space Western Firefly, produced with Joss Whedon as consulting editor, set between the TV series and the movie Serenity

A cosmic cry for help

Captain Mal Reynolds is in a fix. He’d like nothing more than to find honest smuggling work that stays under the Alliance’s radar and keeps the good ship Serenity in the sky. But when an old flame of Jayne Cobb’s sends a desperate plea across the galaxy, his crew has other ideas.

A cutthroat bandit

On the arid, far-flung world of Thetis, the terrifying Elias Vandal is threatening to overrun the town of Coogan’s Bluff with his trigger-happy army. He wants control of the only thing standing between its people and dustbowl ruin: their water supply.

The magnificent nine

When the crew land at the hardscrabble desert outpost, they discover two things: a savage outlaw gang who will stop at nothing to get what they want, and that Jayne’s former girlfriend, Temperance, is single-handedly raising a teenage daughter, born less than a year after she and Jayne parted ways. A daughter by the name of Jane McCloud....

©2019 James Lovegrove (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Chris Lee
  • 2020-01-11

A must for browncoat fans

A lot more story to help ease the ending of the tv show and it has the feel of it too

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  • Victus
  • 2020-02-28

could not even finish

I LOVED the series tried hard on first book, this is horrible. so bad I couldn't finish

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  • Patrick A.
  • 2020-02-11

better than the 1st

I hope the make more, to fill in the gap between the show and the movie. the narrator does great. but having the original cast read it would be awesome!

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  • TerryT
  • 2020-03-09

Love Firefly?

This book reads exactly like a Firefly episode. The narrator doesn't try to sound like the actors with the dialogue; but differentiates the voices enough that allows you to picture them in your head. The only thing I find distracting is that the author seems to have a checklist of saying or reminders from the TV series. Otherwise the story is very enjoyable for anyone who enjoyed and misses the Firefly 'Verse.

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  • Lester Gesteland
  • 2020-11-07

A Real Treat for Firefly Fans

If you loved the Firefly series, you'll enjoy this. The whole gang is involved in another adventure, only this time the story revolves around Jayne, and we discover a side of him never before revealed.

The writing is pitch-perfect, and the reading keeps the characters as quirky and distinct as they were on the screen. You won't regret your time spent with these old friends.

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  • Margrit
  • 2020-10-30

Another Firefly Adventure

The story was entertaining and the characters came to life in my mind. I enjoyed a very bit of it.

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  • T McCann
  • 2021-08-03

follows original TV show

good story, easy listening, recommend it. very much in character with TV show. . .

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  • Keaton
  • 2021-07-19

Another great entry into the verse.

The story was pretty fantastic. Good humor and I enjoyed the more Jayne-centric story. He’s a fun character.

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  • Amanda Cook
  • 2021-07-15

Good story, not as cookie cutter as i had expected

I'm really enjoying these books. i can really see the TV show in my head. Well done.

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  • pjm
  • 2020-12-09

Distracting but bad sci-fi

This is bad sci-fi, these tie-ins (not sure I recognized it in the first) make a mistake that the series corrected early on. The Firefly saga doesn't take place in a galaxy but in solar system (albeit with many planets and moons) or a close conglomeration of stars. The reason it changed in the series is probably because it occurred to someone (or was brought to their attention) a galactic yarn required faster-than-light travel and any society with tech that advanced (and energy hungry) is not believable as having such hard scrabble property (and marginal tech too). The author also doesn't apparently know how agriculture works either.
In short, this is Western patische not sci-fi (or perhaps howlingly bad sci-fi), which makes it limited and not able to live up to the ambitions of the series.

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