What a great beginning for a true space epic: a sense of a great, ancient civilization, a problem that threatens to destroy this world, and simple (or simply profound) human emotions at the core of it. Great writing and great storytelling set the scene for this epic work, which I will enjoy following in the days to come (admittedly, I haven't read all the chapters yet). The opening has something of the sweep of Dune, but with a more "down-to-earth" core. It's a very exciting premise and unique among many of the sci-fi stories I've read on this site.
Indie Author H. L. Burke is the author of multiple fantasy novels including the Dragon and the Scholar saga and The Nyssa Glass YA Steampunk series and Coiled. She is an admirer of the whimsical, a follower of the Light, and a believer in happily...Read more