I loved the introductory novella, Star Mage Exile, which you can get at the author’s website. This book effectively carries on where that story finishes, but it is not necessary to have read Star Mage Exile first. I love the contrasts in this book, and its exploration of human nature. There is the mix of technology and magic; the people rich and poor, and the struggle to survive; then there’s the age old tale of good versus evil. However the evil here is not monsters or aliens, but the darkness people carry within. Is it evil, or just human nature to torture, humiliate and kill? The central characters are really nicely developed and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
One can become disillusioned with authors following the same old patterns in their respective Genres . Here we have a strong (female) character here who doesn't 'wilt' when things get tough etc etc, doesn't wring their hands in angst and then pull out some miracle whatever to zap the bad guy, but waiting her time to escape. Then to fall back into it, rinse and repeat.
Editing is good, sentences even make sense what will they think of next.
This author is setting their own pace, thank you JJ look forward to reading more of your thoughts.
Following on seemlessly from the introductory novella this series promises to be the best yet from this author. There's enough intrigue and adventure to keep anyone happy whilst the characters are believable and well thought out. The situations they find themselves in are also relatable, even though they are set in space, in the far future. I can't wait to start on the next book in the series. I received a free copy direct from the author with the option to review or not.