In an effort to support regional authors, I’m reviewing books written by Atlantic Canadians. These reviews are from a layman’s point of view, I don’t have any special insight, just like what I like.
Too often the stories I have been reading have been filled with throw away characters and mindless action, this story is certainly NOT that.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s action and lots of it, but is serves to progress the story and leads up to a well crafted climax. Speaking of characters, they feel like real people, each with their own strengthens, weaknesses, and secrets.
At it’s core, this is a story of family, whether they are blood or not. A family that has to deal with the realization that Captain Luta Paixon has been rendered nearly ageless and how that effects her family and herself.
Part detective story, part space adventure, and a great introduction to the “Nearspace Universe” crafted by the author.
I can’t wait to start book 2.
5 out of 5 stars