Hidden Solace

Karl Drinkwater
4 ratings

She survived hell. Now her real problems begin.

Opal Imbiana is many things to many people. Hero. Traitor. Soldier. Deserter. Criminal. Explorer.


She finally achieved her life’s goal: to rescue her little sister from the utterly alien Null zone.

But the world she returns to has changed. Her friends are gone, and her enemies are more powerful than ever.

In the bleakest situations, it takes an exceptional mind to keep hope alive.

Ideal for fans of sentient AI ships, as found in Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward books or Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell.

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"5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge.
I’ve loved this series since the first book, and have been (impatiently) waiting for the final books to come out. This is book #3, and it didn’t disappoint!
Opal is on form with her sarcastic humour and refusal to be tamed, whatever they do to her.
And boy, do they make her suffer in this book! Just when I think Drinkwater won’t take it any further, he does. There are a couple of ‘ouch’ and ‘ew’ scenes, and also a ‘wow!’ moment when an identity is revealed.
If you loved the other books in the series, you’re really going to enjoy this one. And if you haven’t read them, give them a try! They’re not your typical sci-fi – Drinkwater is a master of getting into the psyche of his characters, and his narrative makes you think more about the world around you. Highly recommend!"
Pink Quill Books

"The cat and mouse game between Opal and Aseides is also brilliantly portrayed. Each is determined to discover the other's weaknesses without giving away too much of themselves, yet I could often interpret as much of their personalities from what they hid as from what they displayed.
This all makes for a tense, atmospheric novel with Aseides' base made all the more claustrophobic by there being so few characters interacting within it. Opal really does feel alone in this place which tests her resourcefulness almost beyond its limit.
There are several moments where the narrative could have gone either of two ways, each feeling genuine and authentic, so there is little that is predictable about this book. It makes for a compelling read and I sincerely hope its sequel won't be too long in coming!"
Literary Flits (also HirlGrend)

  • Book 3 in the Lost Solace series

  • Formats
    epub, mobi, pdf
  • Length
    Novel (105,871 words)
  • DRM
  • Gumroad account needed?
  • Book 3 in the Lost Solace series
  • Formatsepub, mobi, pdf
  • LengthNovel (105,871 words)
  • DRMNope!
  • Gumroad account needed?Nope!


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