Spry's debut, which kicks off his Beyond saga, is a fast-paced, old-fashioned space opera that effectively draws readers into his created universe. Brooke, who's haunted by guilt over the circumstances of her father's death, is a nicely flawed lead, and the ending makes the prospect of the sequel intriguing.
Lit Amri (Readers' Favorite)
Spry's world-building is excellent. The action and fight scenes are exciting as well as easily imaginable; visually, the space fights would look amazing. The characters' development, especially Brooke, a strong female protagonist with her own personal demons, are solid and well-written. On the whole, I enjoyed it and was able to immerse myself in the story and relate with the characters. I look forward to continuing this series which would focus on Brooke's niece, Maya, in the next installment (4/5 stars).