Edward Teach is one of the first humans to be chosen to fly off world to the Feletians. A red blooded, idiotic male through and through, Teach has to have some sort of redeeming qualities – he’s a good leader and a good ship captain.
The entire novel’s language is stilted in my opinion. I never really got into the feel of it. The diaglogue felt forced, and I never saw any of the scenery. As far as I was concerned, the only location realised even a little bit was the Devistator. The command room etc. But I didn’t get a feeling for the hundreds of crew on board – what the hell were they all doing? It’s not like Teach actually had anything to do with most of them. Sure, he took care of his crew, and professed that he felt something for the wounded, but it wasn’t really that big a deal.
Something that perhaps could have redeemed this novel, or put it firmly in the romance/ sci-fi crossover genre, would have been some sex scenes. I don’t think I’ve ever suggested more sex scenes, but this novel could have done with some spice. As it was, there was mainly hints of how sexy she was, and how massive his ‘assets’ were. Not to mention the claws.
At no point did I feel concern for any of the characters. When a couple of them died, I still wasn’t bothered. The action felt manufactured and the ending incomplete. They hadn’t actually dealt with the shape shifters, or the other threats. Teach was still trying to recruit for his ship (as said in the introduction), and why do that unless there was something left to do?
I finished this novel after already struggling to pick it up. I’m afraid I wouldn’t recommend it, unless of course you are desperate for a sci-fi and it happens to be sitting around. I try not to choose novels from authors that aren’t my style (bearing in mind the postage costs they face), but somehow this one still missed the mark.
I received this novel in return for an honest review. As always, the opinions in this review are my own.