on June 2, 2016 :
Half of the 16 pages is an excerpt from "The Brightest Light". The other eigth pages are a short flashlight of a war situation, maybe part of an idea for a bigger novel. It's very atmospheric. The author shows that he is a master of writing, but I did not find it very entertaining - the end comes before I was drawn into the story.
Two stars for "worth downloading".
Remark: In my system, five stars is reserved for the most important SF of world literature, e.g. "1984" from George Orwell, and four stars for those I consider all-time best, for example Michael Crichton or some novels from Larry Niven.
This leaves three stars for most of really good Indie SF, but as everybody else at Smashworts does rate a SF novel at five stars if he liked it, I was detoriating the average rating of Smashwords authors I like best! So I decided to change my previous reviews, one by one, and repost them without the smashwords rating. Watch out for my rating in the review text instead!
(review of free book)