Inherit the Stars Mass Market Paperback – November 3, 2015
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“More than just a space opera adventure, this debut folds in elements of romance, galaxy-spanning worldbuilding, and suspense...Suggest to readers who enjoy lighter space operas such as those by Jody Lynn Nye or Elizabeth Moon.”—Library Journal
About the Author
- Item Weight : 7.8 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0451476530
- ISBN-13 : 978-0451476531
- Product Dimensions : 4.1 x 1.2 x 6.7 inches
- Publisher : Ace; Reissue Edition (November 3, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,780,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Somewhat atypical of Space Operas I’ve read, there doesn’t seem to be straight up heroes. Indeed the use of more complex, realized characters, adds an adult wrinkle to the Space Opera plot and setting, which doesn’t get in the way of the childlike sense of fun and wonder. If anything, instead of one of the kids on the playground having to be Luke, here most of the characters are more Han-like with their own murkier motivations. Except for the head rector, he’s definitely more of a Vader. Every playground has that one kid that should probably be watched a bit more closely.
The ending of this book is fantastic, a perfect mix of the sentimental and plot driven action, which provides the culmination of this story, while at the same showing that there’s so much more left to explore in this world. Here’s hoping for more adventures in this universe.
I first came across this novel when Tony put early chapters of it up for review in the Online Writers Workshop. I was highly critical of it at first. I thought the love triangle between Kivita, Sar, and Cheseia was a tad overplayed, and felt there was too much action and too little character development in the beginning. But soon I got caught up in Kivita’s struggle to understand herself and her destiny. This is a suspenseful space opera that is well worth the read.
The book kept my interest and I sort-if enjoyed it.