The Particulars: Science Fiction, Smashwords, e-book
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Buy at: Smashwords
Fighter Pilot Marcus Trevor is the only survivor of a treacherous attack against the star ship on which he served. Injured and alone, he must take refuge on the world of Kailani, a place of vast stretches of water and where a large portion of the population is genetically adapted to living in the sea.
With the enemy taking over this mineral rich world, Marcus must workwith the locals while waiting for help to return. And it is here that he learns the true meaning of civilization and honor.
Lazette Gifford has quickly become one of my favorite authors. By picking up one of her books, I know I’ll get a good story. This book is Science Fiction, unlike the previous books I have read by her. The world is water dominated. It was fascinating to read how the species had adapted to the water. The plot was a bit slow at times, but I liked it. The slower pace made it possible to enjoy the world.
The Seaborn and the Isu were suspicious towards Marcus in the beginning, which was logical. They had had bad experiences with the IWC. I loved how they used the rebels ignorance about the world to fight against the rebels. And the characters felt like human beings, with good and bad sides. During the book all of them suffered somehow. They fought to save their culture, to survive.
The end was satisfying, and tied up all the lose threads.
It is Part of Smashwords sale, so go and pick it up! At 0.99 it is a bargain.