An ingenious thrill-ride of a novel…
Vaughan draws readers into a devastating futuristic world on the brink of its end in this deeply engrossing dystopian tale. Kalli has never known her parents except for a few hazy memories of her mother struggling with her mental illness. Trying to adjust to the ways of others in her small village, she takes comfort in a few family possessions her mother left for her. When a mysterious sphere shows her the past, bringing her face to face with the truth about the planet’s destruction and her own grandmother’s role in it, she must find a way to use her knowledge to escape the looming Doom of Stars. Through Kalli’s story, Vaughan delves into adolescents’ struggles with emotional turmoil and questions about human sexuality. The fully realized characters, fast-paced narrative, and imaginative SF elements keep the pages flying. Vaughan’s intelligent prose transforms the familiar dystopian setup into a twisty, unsettling roller coaster full of intrigue and apprehension. This is a page-turner.
Doom of Stars
By Martyn Rhys Vaughan
Pub date April 1, 2021
Price $20.00 (USD) Paperback, $3.00 Kindle edition