Embers of War

Author: Gareth L. Powell

Genre: Science Fiction

Year: 2018

Rating: 8 of 10

Big space opera with really neat ideas. Sentient ships, planets carved like sculptures, and strange aliens. For fans of space opera this book delivers great characters, high drama and high stake, a proper epic to be sure- and it’s book one in a series, so there’s plenty more. For a few chapters I was thrown off my the multiple first person POV, each chapter being told from a different character’s perspective, but once I got to know the cast of characters this stopped bothering me and the story flowed nicely (pay attention to the chapter titles to know who’s perspective the chapter is from). The writing is clean and easy, rather than the dense language of some space opera and over all the story moves quickly despite its length. Overall a great story and I look forward to reading more of Powell’s work.


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