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Qeya (Heaven's Edge Novellas Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Ok ok so I read this is when I was done my initial thought was -- that was it? Alright don't go all coo coo cachoo on me, I meant that in a good way as in -- I wanted more! It was a shorter story than I expected but throughout the whole thing I kept thinking -- Wow this is awesome. I should stop reading before I finish this in an hour -- then I would take a break that consisted of half a minute then I would be back to reading this beautiful read.
Qeya is what they call a `hunan', and is basically on the run with her family and other members of her race from whoever took over her home planet. While they drift along in space Qeya does her duty which is to teach and prepare the younger ones. One day while upon the deck a group of Miner appear and try to warn Qeya's father that something is wrong however he chooses to ignore them.
After the Miners leave Qeya decides to take matters into her own hands. She goes to the lower deck where she - a royal - dare not to go. While she is there, the ship is attacked and she is saved by one of the young Miners, Ohre. They soon crash land upon an alien planet with only little survivors.
Even though the story was somewhat short I felt the author put a lot of information in to the point when it ends your like -- NOOOOO. Then you wind up wanting more.
I also loved the way the way the story was told, each little detail may not have been huge but it was described so well. Kinda like watching a movie in your head -- if that even makes sense.
Qeya is one of those characters that hard not to like. She puts everything and everyone before herself. She is willing to do anything to keep her people safe and secure. When she met Ohre, there seemed to be a bond that started to from between the two which is frowned upon by her people, being that she was a royal and he a Miner. But yet Ohre was different to her, special in a way.
Overall a really great read and I enjoyed being able to read this Qeya's story. It was wonderfully written!
Thanks for reading and happy reading!
I am open for book recommendations and reviews.
Qeya is stuck on a mining ship after her royal family was forced from their home world. Though she and her brother are next in line to lead their people, she's essentially baby sitting until the ship is attacked and they crash land on a new world. Now she and the children must put their years of training to use to survive, with no more than the help of a "filthy" miner.
The wold building is fantastic, plot compelling, and characters interesting and (especially in the case of the children) highly entertaining. Jennifer Silverwood is an author to watch.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was different to the other books I have read lately, so it was nice to have something new to read. I think it has a more sci-fi element to it, as there are no actual humans in the story, the characters all appear to be aliens, some with gills, others bald all with out of this world technology. It was a bit intense as the young characters have to take on so much responsibility at a young age, but it was definitely fun!
Qeya is an Orona, and her brother will be the future King, and it is in her bloodline and in the histories that she will take on that role as the healer. Their whole lives have been mapped out for most of their kind, even coupled with their future mates at a young age. Qeya's role is to also guide the younger children and ensure that they are getting their education.
They have been travelling on the spaceship for 7 years with another race which they call the Miners. The Miners have control of the forth level, and drive the ship. Qeya and her people live on the first and second levels, adults on first and children on second. They do not mingle with the miners as they believe that the miners are lower class people.
After Qeya ventures to the first level to report to her father, the King, she over hears a conversation between the royals and the miners that has her questioning her Fathers beliefs. She decides to visit the lower level of the ship to get answers for herself and ends up confronting Ohre, one of the miners who she saw speaking to her father. While she is speaking to Ohre, the ship is attacked and Qeya has to make some swift decisions to save herself and the children on second level. Together with Ohre, they make it back to the second level and prepare as best as they can for a crash landing onto the planet close by. This is where their adventure begins and Qeya and her brother Avwen need to take on their roles that they have been destined for. They guide what is left of their race as best as they can with the help of Ohre the miner, who has sworn to protect Qeya.
I enjoyed the build up of this story where the author filled us in on why these two races were stuck trolling the universe in the first place. We learnt the background of Qeya's people and how they exist and how they remember their earliest memories. Qeya is a smart girl, and with everything that has happened in her lifetime, she is starting to question her beliefs, but is willing to stand up for the rest of her people. She forms a close relationship with the miner, although she is determined to find Tamn, her best friend and promised partner.
Qeya is only a short story, but it is action packed!! Not only do they crash land onto a strange planet, they try to track down other survivors and are hunted by evil creatures themselves. They are continually watched by something unseen and need to fend for themselves. It was a great beginning to the series and at the conclusion of the book I was left thinking about what will happen next!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.