Sunday, September 26, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: The North Star Serial Part 1 -- A SPACE OPERA TO BELIEVE IN


The North Star Serial Part 1, by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Author's website http://www.bryanthomasschmidt.net/
Purchase on Amazon for $7.94 
5/5 Bunnies

North Star Captain Janaai Resnick has her hands full in this first installment of the North Star Serial. Not only does she have to prove herself to her crew, but also as soon as they head out, she must prove herself a capable leader when the ship is attacked by the Korelean threat. I liked that many of the characters were Christian, which made the story more believable for me--the world is peopled with folks of faith, so why not depict this in our books and movies?

Author Bryan Thomas Schmidt creates for us a likable and believable female lead that is supported by a cast as three-dimensional as those at the helm of the Star Trek series. With snappy dialogue and genre-correct technology, I think anyone who enjoys the space opera will put this one at the top of their list. I don't usually read this genre, and I was pleasantly surprised at how fun it was.

As a bonus, at the end of this tale, Schmidt includes novel excerpts from a couple of his upcoming works, THE WORKER PRINCE and SANDMAN.

Ellen C Maze
Author of Curiously Spiritual Vampire Tales

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