Review: Bonds of Brass, by Emily Skrutskie

Bonds of Brass Written by Emily Skrutskie, Published by Del Rey, April 2020 Bonds of Brass is my return from a 6-month reading hiatus and it did not disappoint. Deep character work meets significant worldbuilding to reveal a plot that never tires. It’s one of the few space operas that never faltered as I was reading … Continue reading Review: Bonds of Brass, by Emily Skrutskie

‘The Spider’ Review: Smart Politics Amidst Military Fantasy

The Spider shines as an expertly crafted military epic fantasy, throwing in a bit of mystery and thrills alongside strong characters and an endless battle between north and south. Carew laid out a fascinating world in The Wolf, and this second addition to the series continues that tradition by deepening our understanding of the proud, … Continue reading ‘The Spider’ Review: Smart Politics Amidst Military Fantasy

‘Shrouded Loyalties’ Review: Military Sci-Fi Meets Compelling Character Piece

Shrouded Loyalties is an intriguing military science fiction journey that’s equal parts extreme action and family drama. Connections between characters quickly become complicated, creating an underlying sense of panic as you try to figure out the motives of each player in this high stakes game. The writing is spot on, pairing expertly written action scenes … Continue reading ‘Shrouded Loyalties’ Review: Military Sci-Fi Meets Compelling Character Piece

The Worldbuilding of ‘Cry Pilot’

Cry Pilot features multifaceted worldbuilding in a future where corporations run things side-by-side with the military. The enemies are stronger and the stakes are higher as the world mends from human ineptitude. The book manages to combine military, high-tech, and dystopian science fiction in one compelling narrative, featuring well-drawn characters and central protagonist you want … Continue reading The Worldbuilding of ‘Cry Pilot’