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Category: Science Fiction
Tags: alien invasion, awkward characters, hard science fiction, Science Fiction, scifi, space exploration
Publisher: Sealook Press
Author: A.C. Spahn
Areva Praphasat can’t shoot anyone who is looking directly at her. Since she’s a cop, this causes problems. Since she also works on a spaceship fighting an alien empire that wants to invade Earth, those problems grow a bit out of control. When an espionage mission goes awry and Areva is captured by a group of spidery aliens who can’t understand her language, she faces the reality that her desire to stay out of sight may hinder her work more than she realized. Please Note: The Endurance series is no longer available as separate volumes. The complete series of books 1 to 5 is available as one book. Please click here.
Please Note: The Endurance series is no longer available as separate volumes. The complete series of books 1 to 5 is available as one book. Please click here.
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Reviewed by Shauna
May 22, 2015
I’ve read all three of the books so far in this series, and while they are more of a novella length, the author has created credible and convincing characters and none more so than Areva.
Areva’s quirks puzzled me in the earlier books, and appeared somewhat over the top even for this crew. In this third installment, Areva is one of the point of view characters, and so we learn about her past and the incident that caused her quirky characteristics.
Areva enjoys working on board Endurance, but she has to do some deep soul searching after an incident in which her ‘problem’ almost costs of the lives of two of the crew.
While this episode of the series takes place entirely in space, Any Spahn has created a very character-driven book, and I was rooting for Areva to escape the alien prison and to find an answer to her personal situation that she can live with. The ending poses a solution I didn’t want (or foresee) and I’m looking forward to more in this series
I received this book free from the author in return for an honest review.