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Thursday, January 7, 2016

"Worth the read" Survivor by @SaffronBryant #scifi





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Survivor

Nova Chronicles, Book One

Written by S. J. Bryant

Genre(s): Science Fiction




When everyone runs, who will stand?

For eons a dark force has lurked inside Archalon, waiting.

In 2354 the Confederacy set it free. Now the alien uprising is imminent and there’s only one person left to stop it.

Nova goes where others dare not. She shoots first, talks little, and carries a chip on her shoulder the size of Boullion 5. Her reckless courage is all that stands between the Ancients and the annihilation of the human race.

Fear the hero who has nothing left to lose.

If you love science fiction, don't miss out on this action-packed adventure!





Jinxy's Review


Slow start but worth the read

I had a hard time getting into this book; I could only see Nova, the main character, as just another version of 'Lara, Tomb Raider'. I persevered however, as I had agreed to review the book. It did pick up around Chapter 5, and Nova began to take on her own characteristics. Landing on a virtually abandoned planet currently in the hands of the Confederacy for a retrieval job, as she is a bounty hunter, her troubles really begin and, boom, the book took off.

As she discovers what's really happening on the planet, and begins to find she has unusual things going in within her as well, she begins to doubt her own sanity. With her ship mostly disabled, and Cal, her robot, still with the ship, she finds herself alone in an extremely hostile environment, with a very unlikable character, and, oh, did I mention she's having strange things happening to her that are the cause for believing she's going insane? Yeah, that's when everything gets interesting. Throw a little time travel in the mix (I'd be going insane at this point as well), and it turned the book around for me. She winds up preventing an invasion from an ancient race into the galaxy, and while that's not a spoiler, just knowing how she gets to that point is an interesting ride. I loved Cal by the way, and could certainly use him in my life. I'm giving this book 3-1/2 stars as it was so hard to get to get into, but liked what I read later. That's just me; you might like it from the get-go. Try it and see!


Disclaimer: Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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