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- "Astraeus is a well-written book I sure recommend to every fan of science fiction and romance! I even marked it "Young Adult" since there might be some cursing, but intense intimacy is not part of the story. Astraeus lives off suspense, description, vivid characters and a phenomenal plot and ending! Well done!" -Madison Davis, Paranormal Romance Guild, 5 Stars
- File Size : 2856 KB
- Publication Date : October 12, 2018
- Print Length : 262 pages
- Publisher : Covey Publishing, LLC (October 12, 2018)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07J42YGPN
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1948185601
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,522,906 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sakota and Astraeus have a deep connection which transcends time and space. While yes, this is quite romantic, an alien threat is the driving force of this plot.
Cavanagh does a superb job illustrating the bond to the reader in a way that sneaks up on them just as much as the main character. While sprinkling these cozy moments into dire circumstances, she keeps you at the very edge of your seat until the very end.
Without spoilers, the end will leave you screaming “WHAT?!?! ALL THIS TIME?!!?!” LOL Now you’ll have to go and find out. My fingers are crossed for a sequel to see how Sakota and Astraeus fair the cosmos together.
The romance between Sakota and Astraeus was sweet, but didn’t overpower the sci-fi storyline or action in this book, which I really Appreciate!
I will be looking for more books from this author!
Thus, in the 4th paragraph of the book, the author grabs the reader, to join her on the best space-odyssey since Robert Heinlein’s books. Sleipnir is a mobile intergalactic research facility whose job is to perform science in different solar systems, to look for and report any possible habitable planets and extraterrestrial life. It’s mission: an exploratory journey to the Andromeda Galaxy in search of geological resources and a new home for the human family. The ship has spent about one year in space, so far unsuccessful in finding an inhabitable planet or any living being. Now, an injured being suddenly appears just outside the ship! The crew scrambles to get to him and bring him inside for treatment (by the physician and scientists) and constraint and questioning (by the security forces).
The suspense builds: a humanoid form, yet impervious to the effects of exposure to space; mental telepathy with the CMO, Dr. Sakota Thorell, despite initial inability to speak English; escape from planet-destroying aliens, who may be following the spaceman, in order to continue their life-plundering eating disorder; the ubiquitous conflict between Medicine & Science versus Military might; the spine-tingling tango between male and female as they traverse the immense differences between Earth and Alien, man and woman to form a cohesive bond capable of facing dangers small and large and triumphing over them all. The reader is drawn in more deeply with each issue facing them. As this episode comes to an end, it is with the sense that this book is merely the ‘end of the beginning’, and I, for one, eagerly await the next book.
CRITIGUE: A well-constructed story, with attempts to explain the scientific adaptations in the story, making life aboard such a vessel nearly believable. (The spacesuit of the injured being is described as being made of carbon nanotubules.) The premise of other sentient beings is believable, and the presence of aliens with the sole purpose of consuming us and our resources (the stuff of our nightmares and scary movies), draws us into the author’s world for the ride. I find no significant writing errors, which bespeaks good editing. A twelve year old will enjoy the story, but adults will see the reasons for the voyage as a sad commentary on the wastefulness of Earth’s current inhabitants which may well necessitate just such voyages in the immediate future, for mankind to survive the human-wrought destruction of this planet.
I downloaded this as a free book. I wanted to share my impressions with other Sci-Fi lovers, so they would not miss this book 😊.
This book was not what I was expecting at all. It's a thoughtful sci-fi romance. Its release is timely, to say the least coming the same week that Earth's scientists issue a statement that unless we can reverse current temperature changes our planet will be irreversibly damaged putting all life in peril. Unfortunately, I don't see actual humans responding any better than the historical fictional humans of this book. It's a true cautionary tale! I won't even touch the political history mentioned in the book, except to hope that it's not an omen. I do appreciate that multiple sides of humanity were presented. The same characteristics that make us violent and thoughtless can also help us survive. It's our nature, good and bad. Sakota was one of our best. Brilliant, grateful, curious, and thoughtful. Astraeus was a wonder. His physical and mental make-up, his strength and restraint. I enjoyed getting to know him through Sakota. The story itself was multi-layered, sweet, interesting, and exciting. I look forward to more. The next story of resilience and survival and love.