(I received a free copy of this book, from Curiosity Quills Press, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I did find this book to be a little disjointed to read at times. I’m not sure if it was actually the first in a series, but I wasn’t really sure exactly why there was the whole war going on.
I felt there was quite a good variety of characters, but I did get a bit confused between the characters at times. The banter was amusing, but one of the characters seemed particularly sexist for no real reason that I could see.
The different races in the world in this book were quite interesting and I would have liked a bit more detail about some of them and what they looked like. I was also particularly intrigued by the past that was hinted at with the Captain. I would have liked some more details about everything that had happened with him.
I also really liked Keg’s different personalities in this book. I always like the use of AI and I was quite amused by the fact that, whenever Keg was hit, he cycled between those different personalities. (I kind of hope he isn’t fixed, cause that did provide a lot of humour and I felt Keg was as much a part of the team as the rest).
I spent a lot of the book not really knowing what was going on, I have to say. It wasn’t until the team entered the nebula that I felt able to slow down enough to get to know the characters a bit more. The nightmares aspect was pretty interesting, but I’m not sure if they were supposed to mean anything.
I would probably be interested in reading a sequel to this book at some point in the future. I might find it easier to enter into the world a second time and I did feel that the book was fairly well-written. I would have liked a bit more background about the world and the characters, but the action kept me focused and the ending left just enough unanswered to pique my interest for a sequel.
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