Friday, March 28, 2014

REVIEW: Oranje

September Series 1:
Oranje
By: Jack Lusted

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Publication date: 2.21.2014
Pages: 386
Amazon link: Oranje 

Date read: 3.27.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: The fate of billions will rest in the hands of a few.

In the region of September, the planet Oranje has been devastated, its population wiped out in a merciless attack.

The rest of September is distracted by the imminent war between the Arausio Republic and the Union of Nine, blind to everything else. Only the Curators, reclusive protectors of the Net that connects all of humanity, know the truth. Oranje is just the prelude to a full-scale invasion.

There is only one option: they must send out the Three to warn September, if people will listen. Few trust the Curators, but there are some, tired of the wars between the Union and the Republic, who can help stop this threat.

If the Three fail, all planets will suffer the same fate as Oranje. The future of September is in their hands.


My thoughts

The cover is what originally caught my attention and seeing that it was a sci-fi, I had to grab it up.  It was the prologue, however, that drew me in.  The story was fun and full of adventure.  The unexpected twists began right from the beginning.  On top of all that, the book is well written, but done in a way that most people do not - telling most of the story through conversation.  I was a little concerned about this at first, but it seemed to flow very well.  I can't wait to read more of this series.  

2 comments:

johnhswenson said...

I also just finished reading Oranje, and had slightly different thoughts than yours, there there was some that I agreed with. I'd love to know what you think!
http://johnhswenson.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/oranje-jack-lusted

Meghan H said...

I'm on my way to check it out. Thanks :)