Author: Will Robinson
Published: 20th October 2017
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “The caretakers of the galaxy, the Idrix, are destroyed by an unknown force, breaking down the order that had dominated humanity for nearly a millennium.
Eidi is a unique, precognitive student, who lives on the divided planet of Luska and knows that their future is full of death and destruction, but can she stop it?
Sreiwa is a fanatical spy and assassin who helped enable an invasion of her own planet and becomes a pawn in the deadly intrigue of a Byzantine and brutal culture.
Sellen is an Idrix soldier who escaped the destruction of his fleet only to find himself in a jungle hellscape where his only salvation is in the form of a sworn enemy.
Cigva is an enigmatic AI who joins Eidi to struggle against shape-shifting, mind-controlling deities, nightmare simians, deadly parasites, and a surprising, tyrannical foe from her home planet of Luska.
But the real danger lies in the showdown that is taking place between a long-dormant alien race called the Spearfinger, and the anti-alien, god-like Eth, where the ramifications of their confrontation could decide the future of the galaxy and the direction of humanity.” – Goodreads
Review: The worlds built along with the cultures are extremely diverse and richly done. You could tell the Author had spent a great deal of time, fleshing out every little detail to everything. Nothing was left unanswered, everything was detailed. But the dreaded but. I just felt so confused for most of the book. There were too much of their own languages, it wasn’t just one language it was 7+ different mannerisms. It got confusing.
The POV kept changing it never stuck to the same one or two people. It switched between multiple different people. It was interesting to see the POV from different people, you got to see what was happening on a different planet or place. But again I got a bit confused, too many names and places, it was hard to keep track of who was who. (This is more to do with me being dyslexic, I struggle with names as it is)
The action and fighting were on point, very clear and well throughout. There were multiple layers to the story, multiple ‘bad’ people. You don’t really 100% know why one side is doing what they are doing. It left you trying to thinking and figure it out.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)