Brilliantly crafted, revelatory, and not to be missed…
A convoluted plot, excellent worldbuilding, and relentless tension mark Eston’s spectacular SF tale. Life for Keidi and Artenz is good on Prominence City, a technological marvel that floats on the arid planet of Garadia. But when one of Keidi’s close friends goes missing, the pair begins to ask questions and realizes the things are not as they seem on the surface. Determined to escape their dreary existence, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey to Lowlands, a bleak and mysterious place hidden beneath Prominence. The characters grow as the story expands; tension mounts and new revelations unravel, keeping the pages turning relentlessly. Eston is excellent when it comes to portraying a devastatingly bleak futuristic world where technology has taken precedence over human lives. Can humanity survive that? The novel doesn’t provide easy answers. However, this isn’t a dry philosophical exercise: it’s a deeply atmospheric, exhilarating roller-coaster ride with shocking twists and high stakes. Both hard SF fans and dystopian lovers will want to take a look.
By S.C. Eston
Pub date December 2, 2020
Price $6.14 (USD) Paperback, $5.08 Kindle edition