I am no longer going to read reviews. They make me so sad!!!
"Estarion" is one of those things that I've played around with for years, so I was very hopeful when I put out "Book One." Today, I read this:
First of all this book is a novella. Normally I have no problem with that because that fact is normally mentioned in the description. Not so this time. Besides being short it really didn't have a very good ending. I cannot decide whether it is a novella because that was the plan all along or because the author ran out of things to write. The confusing part of this point came from the 2(well maybe 3?)points of view. The portions of the book concerning the main protagonist weren't bad. The character development was ok for the length they had to cram it in. However there was another viewpoint (maybe 2) that was high confusing. I think that 2 of the characters were 1. Like 1 was a parasite living in the other (I think).
The writing was weird as well, here are 2 examples:
(1) Ze was almost certain that ze was going through the Quickening, but ze was unBonded and alone.
(2) The meeting of the Web was everything ze had thought it was going to be. Sabian looked around at the others and knew that they were all thinking that ze had lost ze's mind.
Now like I said I think, that Sabian and ze are the same person, but I don't know.
Anyway, the premise of the book was good. Telepath on marooned spaceship makes first contact with aliens. I just wish that the author would have stuck with that story.
Is my writing style weird? I never thought so, not until I read this review. It's as though my fragile eggshell ego was completely crushed into the dust. So sad :(
I hate that I'm such a girl about people talking about me. I come across as being crazy tough, but when you get right down to it, I'm unset jell-o inside.
"Book One" is the Pollyanna being lost in space and making First Contact.
"Book Two" is Lucieus and the crew dealing with the Remani. At the same time stuff is going on in the Psi-Corp.
"Book Three" is set years after Lucieus and Sabian have made a life. A psionic ripple reaches Lucieus across the expanses of space, sending him visions of the horror taking place back at Psi-Corp between the head of the Corp and his clone-sibs.
"Book Four" is the wrap up.
All together, the four parts add up to "Estarion."