A tremendous science fiction romp…
Koelsch delivers a politically complex and pulse-pounding page-turner to continue the Saga of the Cerulean Universe series. It’s been more than a decade since Victoria lost her partner, A’zra, to the destruction of the airship S’trava. Determined to find her partner, Victoria sets on to lead M’aremundi’s first expedition beyond their system’s pale blue sun. But with a new tempest stirring the remote waters of the Cerulean Universe, threatening to disrupt the Balance of the governing coalition of cetaceans, Victoria and A’zra must fight and think their way through a dark web of politics, long-buried secrets, and a looming calamity. Koelsch adeptly balances character development with action and emotional tension, and his expert storytelling makes sure the reader stays invested. Intergalactic politics, pioneering ideas, and space-tech blend are infused effortlessly in the affecting narrative. Koelsch cranks up the tension relentlessly, and plenty of anxious moments keep the pages turning, but the highlights are the characters’ struggles with their inner turmoil and their deeply realized interplay. Filled with grand extra-terrestrial technology, an engrossing cast that includes a wide array of species, intrigue, action, and poignant emotions, the novel makes for a page-turner. Though the book stands alone nicely, new readers will be better off starting with book one; the fans of the earlier book will find this installment even better than the first one. Packing in an epic’s worth of action and emotion, this superb, multilayered work will speak to any sophisticated space opera reader who has a taste for intricate detail and stunning SF worldbuilding.
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BEYOND THE PALE BLUE SUN
(The Saga of the Cerulean Universe, #2)
By Kip Koelsch
Pub date January 2, 2021
Price $3.96 (USD) Kindle edition, $11.99 Paperback
Categories: Science Fiction