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Goodbye to the Sun (Wind Tide) Paperback – May 15, 2021
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"Jonathan Nevair has created a powerhouse debut novel." -T.A. Bruno, author of In the Orbit of the Sirens
"This story pushed me emotionally at times, prepare for a ride and what a ride it is..." -Peter, The Swordsmith
"In Goodbye to the Sun, Nevair writes an engaging, smart, fast-paced space opera with brilliant character development." -Cassidee Lanstra, Fanfiaddict
"A Space Opera that takes best of that form, a large-scale, multi-layered universe, with events happening across that spectrum and nothing happening in isolation, but combining that with a narrower, character-driven focus to give you the best of both worlds." -Beneath a Thousand Skies
"Goodbye to the Sun is a scifi poker match between two excellent players." -Paul's Picks
"A fresh sci-fi for the modern era that successfully balances serious themes with exciting space opera." -Spells and Spaceships
"Goodbye to the Sun is space opera done right, plain and simple!" -Westveil Publishing
"Nevair beautifully crafted human insight and moral food for thought into his writing, without weighing down the overall story and action." - Scarlett Readz & Runz
"Nevair's writing is consistently poetic." -Curio-scify
About the Author
- ASIN : B0951S4GZZ
- Publisher : Independently published (May 15, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 290 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8504648316
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #421,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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He describes an interesting-and hopeful future where gender identity is considered a right that everyone respects. The action picked up as the story unfolds & became hard to put down until it reached a great ending.
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My absolute favourite thing about Goodbye to the Sun is the captivating setting of Kol 2. The landscape, the politics, and even the weather are fascinating: rather than stormy seas, Kol 2 features vast, blue sand deserts that are ravaged by the Wind Tide, a wave-like cyclical storm that can be deadly to Kol 2’s inhabitants. As well as providing stunning imagery set against Kol 2’s rose-tinted sky, this becomes even more intriguing as you learn about Kol 2’s history and the energy economy that dictates political power across the Arm.
The story alternates between Razor and Draden’s perspectives and is written in first and third person respectively. This is really effective as it frames Razor as the narrator, which ties in nicely with the plot and its basis in classical tragedy. It also provides insight into sometimes difficult to like characters from a second character’s perspective (I went from disliking Keen to quite liking him and then back several times).
Goodbye to the Sun’s focus on strained family dynamics, abstract theology, journeys of personal discovery, and tense politics centred on natural resources reminded me a little of Dune and Hyperion. However, it’s a unique sci-fi reading experience that I think you can only get from the likes of an independent publisher like Shadow Spark.
I’m excited to see what Nevair does next in the Wind Tide trilogy, which will be composed of three standalone stories set in the same universe. The second book Jati’s Wager is a heist story inspired by the Trojan War and will be published later this month.
Thanks to the author for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review!
Trigger warnings: Addiction/alcoholism, death of family, PTSD/trauma, torture
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 22, 2021