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A Sense For Memory (Z Verse) Paperback – July 3, 2016
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Phase one really kept me guessing right to the end and it builds in intensity to a satisfying and climactic finale, It has some wonderful world building and introduces quite a wide cast of enjoyable and in some cases quite funny characters.
Phase two was a very enjoyable read, it builds on the character Xa-Kol from phase one. After an incident past curfew that risks her expulsion, she is given a last chance attempt to prove that she deserves to be an illusionist. This story had a very small cast but as such felt much more intimate. It is a shorter and simpler tale than phase one, but it fleshes out Xa-Kol and builds more of the universe.
This is the first Z-verse novel that I have read, and I have already purchased the two follow ups as I love the worlds and cultures that have been created.
If you like stories from a unique and interesting perspective I would heartily recommend picking this up.
The novel begins with the abduction of Ushen-Takaan, a politician’s son, who is transporting a sacred and elusive artifact, one eerie night. The investigation of events sets off an investigation with unpredictable turns and the revealing of lies. Told in third person, I was able to see the lives of various characters by their actions and surroundings, rather than be limited by a first person point of view (one of my favorite aspects).
I enjoyed how unpredictable the plot was, as were the characters’ actions. I didn’t know what would happen next, so I had to keep reading to find out! One of my favorite characters is Commander Qwatajawa – the detective assigned to the abduction case. She is determined, and my favorite character to follow along in the novel.
If you enjoy elaborate and detailed sci-fi novels set in landscapes far from earth, with bonus illustrations and graphics, you’ll like this.