Author: Weston Ochse
Rating: 9.5 of 10
One of the things that I love most about Ochse’s work is how versatile a writer he is, whether he’s writing hardcore military action of the emotions of a teenage girl he always nails it. This book is no exception. Filled with fast moving action and rich characters he takes us through the world of military women and men but also through the worlds of the paranormal and scripture from different cultures. If you’ve read my reviews before you know that I don’t read much horror, but this book may have changed that for me. Dead Sky is a great example of how good writing can transcend genre expectations. I loved the inclusion of historical figures such as Rumi and the mystical elements were super intriguing. Dead Sky is a sequel to Burning Sky but can be read as a standalone and works great either way, apparently is a duology but it left me wanting a third book. As a special bonus, that has left me feeling deeply honored, there is a scene in the book that takes place inside Space Cowboy Books and features yours truly for a moment (Thanks Weston!). The books is also full of other pop culture references, which typically would bother me but was used as a highly humorous device in this case. Fans of militaristic SF, horror and paranormal should definitely read this book and check out his others.