Tuesday 10 May 2016

Book Review: Beyond the Horizon (Beyond Saga #2) by Greg Spry

Title: Beyond the Horizon (Beyond Saga #2)
Author: Greg Spry
Publisher: Beyond Innovation Books
Publication Date: 1 May 2016 
Pages: 365
Format: eBook- EPUB
Genre: Sci-Fi
Source: Review Copy from Author

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Ensign Maya Davis has had her sights set on the captaincy of a starship since she launched her first toy rocket into Earth orbit at age four. But not long after she departs the solar system aboard humankind's first interstellar vessel, New Horizons, sabotage cripples the ship, killing a third of the crew and stranding the expedition light years from home under the siege of hostile forces. Without knowing who she can trust, Maya must risk her life to get the crew home and prevent the genocide of the very exospecies Horizons set out to contact. (Goodreads Synopsis)

Beyond the Horizon is an action-packed read. I have not read the first book, but this second story can be read as a standalone novel; although, I imagine knowing more backstory would add value. The main characters are interesting and well crafted and the plotting sound. Towards the middle, I feel the pace drags slightly, but it soon picks up again for the finale. The ending is perfectly executed: it wraps up this story in a way that is satisfying for the reader, but it also leads us forward to book three. I don't read a lot of straight sci-fi; however, I found this book most enjoyable and it should please the huge number of pure sci-fi fans out there.

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