I was impressed from the very moment I read the synopsis for this book.
The idea itself is so fresh and innovative it is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. It’s a truly interesting, compelling storyline and Beaulah Pragg has developed it brilliantly.
The Characters leap of the page. They are complex and individual and, most importantly, human; Even when they’re alien.
As an author (unpublished) myself, I have struggled before with the passing of time in my work. In this book the concept of the different character’s perspectives of time is utilised in a slick and functional way. The story leaps and jumps through time but manages to do it smoothly. You never leave the story; it’s constantly pulling you forward which creates a book that is very difficult to stop reading.
While some of the language and formatting used does give away the ‘new author, first book’ idea it doesn’t distract from the plot.
“Always leave them wanting more.” This book has charmed me. I need to know what happens to Mikael, Maat and the humans. Can’t wait for the sequel.