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This review is from: Highsong (Highsong - Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Highsong is a novella crafted lovingly in the spirit of Ecco the Dolphin. While this world is certainly not the same of the video game, there are cute little references that will delight anyone familiar with the time traveling dolphin. The space ship is called The Trellia, for example.
Don't mistake this as a knock off, however. Homage is just that, and Highsong's universe is it's own. The writing is easy to read and intelligent, riddled with obvious examples of well done research. Jennings knows her stuff, and I enjoyed it. I wish it had been longer though. The main characters had a rich assortment of backstory, but given the breed of a novella there wasn't enough time to explore any given one. I liked Harp, and I liked Sia, but I didn't have a strong enough connection with them. This could have been fixed with length. Ah well. Here's to hoping Jennings will decide to revisit this world because I'm curious as hell.
I did pick up on grammatical errors and some misplaced wording though ("shot" became "hot" at one point). It could have used the eyes of another editor. Despite that, I definitely recommend it and agree with another reviewer that this would make a great 'gateway' sci fi book.
There are also not enough stories about space dolphins. Why isn't that a genre all on it's own?
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