Sunday, July 17, 2016

Review of A Tale of Two Colonies by Aurora Springer

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
A Tale of Two Colonies by Aurora Springer

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
Nothing will stand in the way of Tiger Lily's dream of escaping the subterranean slums of Terra and visiting the stars. She enters the fierce competition for a place in the scout team on the next spaceship to the remote planet of Delta, where an earlier colony disappeared. Before the ship departs, the arrival of a mysterious message from Delta suggests that the descendants of the first colonists may have survived.

Their risky mission to seek the lost colony exposes the scouts to unexpected attacks, and they encounter a grim warrior in the isolated valley. Has Tiger Lily met her match in the tortured man? Is he leading them to safety or further danger? And who are the real rulers of this strange world?

Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 possible -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is an excellent book in the tradition of classic sci-fi. It's a great adventure, with great characters that you can get into and care about. There's very little sex in the book, but lots of affection and a love story. Also, there's minimal violence, mostly from the alien animals on the planet. And -- no one dies! I love that.

I love this book. It's a great space adventure that's very well written, and is an excellent read. I highly recommend this book. If you're a science fiction fan, this is a book in the classic syfy tradition. Great characters with an interesting story, in an awesome setting. There wasn't any part of the book that I liked better than another. I liked it all. No draggy spots in this book. It's full of action and energy. I loved the story the author tells. It was wonderful. Great ending too.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- science fiction
Age recommendations -- 15 and up
Sex content rating -- very mild
Violence rating -- mild to moderate

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