ByPatrick G.on January 1, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
A Must Read
The setting is amazing; humans still feel special even as the pawns in interstellar politics (but not too special and overcoming tens of thousands of years of technology and experience through grit and willpower like other books do). Aliens also feel unique and special, although they get less screen time (I would happily read another book in this setting focused on the non-humans, with the Rool in particular having excellent potential for offshoot works). Characters are very believable and well done, and combat sequences are as well, which is typically a weak-point in so many novels, with even the best of authors sometimes falling short (and as an avid fan of Warhammer 40k literature, among others, I like to think I have a high bar set for combat sequences). In particular, the right balance between too much and too little detail was struck. This is also true for technology; it’s not explained so much that you can start to see science nonsense, but it is described in detail to give a clear (and very interesting) picture, and a lot of thought was definitely put into it. All in all, this has very quickly made its way to near the top of my sequels list, if not the top, and I can’t say I’ve ever been so eager for more despite having read hundreds of books and novels. This is the easiest 5/5 I’ve ever given a book, and I’d give a 6/5 if I could.
There was also one typo I noticed, though, which if I recall correctly was of the word “soul(s)” mistyped as “sould” midway through the book.
Disclaimer: This was read via amazon kindle unlimited at no direct cost to me, although I’d have happily bought it in hindsight, and quite honestly it’s a steal at its normal selling price.Earth Interstellar was recently given a new review on Amazon.com that I wanted to share. I am very grateful for any reviews for my books - they are the life blood for getting the word out for a self-published author.
Thank you to Patrick G for his great review.
-- Scott Olen Reid