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- Print Length: 349 pages
- Publisher: Creativia; 3 edition (January 3, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 3, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GAA0YGY
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The action is painfully slow. Mostly chat and tea, introspection, descriptions of clothing. A short aside will be written and not followed up until much later. At the end the action is very intense for a short period. There is only minor resolution and one is induced to read two [at least] sequels, one of which as of this review has not been written. The writing in the sequel is very different, bordering on horror, because the mystery of the evil nature of the stormflies has been made abundantly clear. I have deducted one star here because the sequel one is induced to read is so terrible. See my review of it for more information if you don't mind spoilers for the first novel. However, the series title of Stormflies gives it away if you think about it, and pay close attention to the storm in the prologue.
This under-populated planet is run like a utopian paradise. It is a bit idealistic and dull. The cracks only start to show in the sequel.
I'm a long time fan of science fiction. E. Love develops a believable story of the results of human emigration from a devastated Earth long after they arrive on their new world. The new world-capable of sustaining human life-is capable of developing it's own life. This book has a new twist on that story that I haven't seen before. While humankind is more than capable of developing enough internal conflict, this book takes it up a level.
She leaves a lot of room in the story for a sequel and I hope it is in the works.
However, things start unraveling: the young girl who's the next Protectress escapes her tutors and disappears. Strange phenomena occur on the planet, as its sister planet's orbit brings the two planets closer. And the storm that's been raging for eons seems to have developed a mind of its own.
Beautifully written and with a plot that has plenty of twists but never loses its focus, this is an excellent read!
The author introduces us to a world that pays homage to the best of the Star Trek series, as we enter the palaces and gathering places of the potentates and spiritual icons of a patrician society. Axandra's frailties tend to permeate the atmosphere of the novel after a while, making us hope she will come to terms with her newfound powers and stop forcing us to feel sorry for her. Even though she is caught amidst a power struggle between the Prophets and the Helers, we almost wish they would shove her off the bargaining table. Commander Narone and Councilor Antonette Lelle prove interesting characters but aren't fleshed out enough to offset our delicate protagonist. Perhaps the most telling passage is on Page 218, when Niri says, "Madam, I am not here to force you from bed. You may remain there as long as you require." Oh, lady, pleeze!
This is a more cerebral offering than most, which would probably sit well with sci-fi fans tired of the phaser guns and photon torpedos that bombard an overworked genre. Pick up Pouring The Cup by Elizabeth N. Love and keep the coffee pot nearby.
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