A Path in the Darkness continues from Outsystem with Tanis Richards as she traverses outside the outer Sol System after that very climactic ending with Angela, her AI, in the very far future. Now as a reviewer of Outsystem, I stated that while Outsystem was very well written, there was many parts in the book that seemed rather slow with too much detail or lack of action. With A Path in Darkness, I can definitely say this was not the case. This sequel definitely improved from an already beautifully written plot line. An example would definitely be the opening scene. In Outsystem, I couldn’t seem to catch an interest in the beginning and it took a long time for me to gain an interest due to already mentioned reasons. However, In A Path in the Darkness he began it immediately into the story line without the whole tedious bunch of recaps and kept my interest with every page. If you enjoyed Outsystem, A Path in the Darkness should definitely be your next read as it builds on the Outsystem story line and greatly improves on it’s predecessor.
The colony ship Intrepid is falling into a star.
The ship’s AI has lost control of the engines and core systems. Battling a saboteur who strives to isolate him, his last act is to wake Colonel Tanis Richards from stasis.
Tanis finds herself alone on a dying ship, unable to contact the AI. She must discover what has happened and save the Intrepid from burning up in the star’s angry red light.
Even if she is successful, the journey to the colony world of New Eden is just beginning. With decades of travel ahead, she will have to find a path in the darkness.
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About the author:
Michael Cooper has been writing since the day he closed Return of the King and wanted more. He’s written a lot of fantasy that he never tried to get published, but one day decided to try his hand at science fiction, of which he has published one book (Outsystem) and is working on the sequel, A Path in the Darkness.
Michael is a software engineer at a company which builds sites and services around the open-source CMS named Drupal and enjoys the creativity involved in building web applications.
When not writing stories or code Michael is spending time with his wife and daughter, or doing carpentry–a hobby which he has been growing over the years.
His other interests include astronomy, cars and racing, blacksmithing, movies, and just about any creative work one can do.
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