This time it is a multi-generational ark ship.
What if something happens to the ark en route to it's destination? Here they are attacked and boarded.
Now think of this; the raid is not entirely successful and some of the inhabitants of the ark manage to escape and hide away for a generation. It's an unbelievably large ship by the way.
Cut off from the technology of the ship, the events of the past fall into legend and the remaining people revert to a medieval society.
I loved how it read like a high fantasy story while being fully aware that the characters are in a ship in space.
It was a nice blending of the two genres.
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