"The Last Call: Episodes" by Onidas Beaudin is an enlightening and almost perfect science fiction read. I’m impressed and enthusiastic about reading more of this authors’ books and would encourage anyone, both hard-core science fiction fan and novice to this genre, to read this book because you won’t be disappointed.
The book has spiritual and mystical overtones and the real strength of the writing is the creative, imaginative and well-written detail in characters, emotions, setting and action. From the beginning when we meet terraforms Tilla, an “old soul… suited to heal and take care of us,” and Mieka, younger and less experienced, we are drawn in and can identify with their humanity. Terraforms are caring beings and “relationships are the most important aspect of their lives.” We follow them throughout the story and without realizing, I was drawn in immediately and it was hard to put the book down. The pace is fast and the challenges the Terraforms face against the Dodecahedrons, the “good versus evil”
with the continued existence of their race at stake, is so impressively rich in detail and description that I felt like part of the story, placed into the setting and emotionally caught up in the thoughts and feelings of the characters. The writing is so well-developed and realistic that we can relate to the characters and feel like we are part of their struggle to live and maintain their race against what seem like impossible odds. Tilla’s character, for example, is so expertly crafted that we feel her courage, compassion and love of her way of life that we find ourselves almost physically beside her as she moves through the story.
"The Last Call: Episodes" is long but never dragged. I was captivated throughout and when I put the book down, I always looked forward to continuing because the action was consistent, and I wanted to know how the characters were doing with the constant challenges they faced.
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