In a future where wars and poverty are quickly on the rise, the universe has hit its ultimate enemy: itself. Once known for their dedication and loyalty to the good of the universe, the seythra, a strong-willed alien race, have attacked and declared war on the rest of the universe. Now, throwing their immense numbers against the opposition of the Confederate Military, hope is dwindling. Trust between factions, races, and planets are weakening by the moment. What caused the seythra to rebel? Why can they no longer be reasoned with? And most importantly, can anyone stop them in time?
Seraph Aydrian, an infamous soldier one reprimand away from termination, must lead an army of soldiers, mercenaries, and civilians against the seythra assault and not only stop the chaos and destruction, but uncover the dark and sinister motives that are driving the murders.
Review 3 of 5 Stars
The author requested that I review this book; however, it was only $0.99 on Amazon so I bought a copy out of my blog budget instead of having the author send me a copy. On with the review.
Good points first. If you enjoy military sci-fi then this would be a fun book to read. It was a good book, but not a great one. There’s lots of action and some of the team members are pretty interesting folks. Some of the characters are definitely more interesting than others, kind of like life. The writing flows well and I only had a few minor proofreading notes overall that I’ll share with the author, but for which I did not deduct points.
The action is good. The only line that really ripped me out of the book was when one of the characters holstered their knife instead of sheathing it. It always amazes me which things grab my attention and break the flow of the story. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the characters and will state that this book was just shy of being a really good book.
Unfortunately, we are now to the part where I tell you what I didn’t like. The description of the book spends almost as much time on the background of why this all happens as the book did. It’s mentioned that the economy is suffering, but very little time is spent on the topic. There’s no real “showing” of poverty ripping the universe apart or anything of the sort.
I realize this is mostly a military sci-fi action book, but I think that if the author had spent a little more time shaping the universe this would have been a much better book. A lot of things seem to be glossed over and/or rushed instead of being expanded to enhance the story. As it is I come away with a decent amount of interest in the characters, but there was not enough plot for my liking. To each their own and all that. Maybe the rest of the plot is in the second book as it is set for a sequel. Happy reading.