Reviews for Smuggler's Wings
kumamon chapter 1 . 6/10/2016
Greetings from the Roadhouse!

Hi! I kinda liked how you began the story, and went straight for action. It's a good way to keep us readers on our toes. Galland sounds like someone who'd stop at nothing to acquire what he wants. Like the compass, for example. It does sound rather beautiful. At first, I thought Galland was a captain of an army unit, which made me think it was rather out of place for him to be in a black market. Then it hit me - he's a pirate! It took me a while too. I am ashamed.

Though, I'm still curious as to what 'Fos' means. This chapter's pacing was done nicely, we got to the mystery before the chapter ended. Galland sounds like he would fit the jerk with a heart of gold archetype. He seemed to not care about his other crewmates, but a few lines later it's revealed that wasn't the case; he had faith that they would crew with other ships and not be wanted by the Navy. Aww. How sweet!

I look forward to the next chapter. Happy writing!
RedRobot chapter 1 . 6/10/2016
Hey from Roadhouse!

First, loving the concept. Your story has mass effect/star wars (han solo?) mish mash kind of feel and I'm digging it! At first, I wanted to see why Galland cared about a stupid trinket he bought randomly so much that he wouldn't just surrender it, but after reading the last sentence I figure he's a curiosity killed the cat type? Also I think I would have liked to see a bit more character introspection or a little background on the enemies they were running from, so that I could get a better feel for what's at stake. Aside from that, loving it so far!
R.M.Spencer chapter 1 . 6/9/2016
The pacing of the story is great. I like that you get things going right off the bat. The characters and the plot are clearly established and the direction is clear.

I love the use of detail. Be careful not to get too carried away. "The redhead", "ginger girl", may be too much. That said, for the most part it was really well done. I really liked the detail of the barrel of salt.

One major thing stood out to me. With the Imperial troops and the Empire I couldn't stop thinking Star Wars and I think others will have trouble getting past that as well.

Also, maybe I just missed something but I am having a hard time imagining the ships. They have skyports, which makes me think space ship, but they have masts and rigging which makes me think sea ship. Are they sailing ships in space? And if so, how are people able to be outside on them? Adding one sentence somewhere might help clear that up.

Overall, really well done. Excellent first chapter with strong writing and a strong storyline.
Richard S. O'Day chapter 1 . 6/9/2016
Very interesting stuff. I especially like the universe you have established, sort of a steampunk-esque world. This piece reminds of several other works of fiction I enjoy, such as Firefly, Pirates of the Caribbean and Guns of Icarus. So you could say that I'm already a big fan of your story.
The pacing, establishment of setting, character building, diction, and action scenes are all very good.
Overall, I very much enjoyed this and look forward to more adventure from these characters.
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