Book Review: Orbs of Trenihgea by Newland Moon

Orbs Front Cover - FINAL_9-2017_AS Synopsis: “Tactical decision-making under a king’s command that reads like a classic Star Trek space battle.”
“A duology that defies easy categorization, but reaches beyond genre definitions to entice readers from military sci-fi, and political sci-fi circles alike.”
-D. Donovan – Midwest Book Review

They poisoned his planet, massacred his people, and violated his mother.
Then, they came for him.

After an interplanetary betrayal nearly decimated his world, Zrahnz struggled to protect his people and reclaim his legitimacy as their ruler.

Now, he has received the Rites of Heirdron and vowed to defend the Triax planets torn asunder by a corrupt galactic council, and the “shadow whisperers” who’ve manipulated them all.

The ensuing battle is for more than the survival of Triaxeyn, it’s for the liberation of the galaxy.

Review: Take some science-fiction and a little fantasy, add to it proper proportions of action, mystery, intrigue and romance, and blend well. What you get is this book, Orbs of Trenihgea, a truly great science-fantasy novel by Newland Moon. There’s enough detailed science to please any scifi fan, and the touch of fantasy just makes it even more interesting. I really enjoyed reading this book.

As the sequel to The Rites of Heirdron, this wrapped up the story very nicely, and I was very satisfied with how it all played out. Not that I was able to guess all the twists and turns, but I was not left with any disappointments. In some ways, the intrigue and manipulations reminded me a lot of Frank Herbert’s Dune, though not on as grand a scale. Still, this was a great read and well worth my time.

There were comedic moments interspersed with the drama, and not over or under done. It was difficult to put down, and I was drawn along in the story. I cared for the characters, which were developed expertly and allowed the reader to get to know them.

I could go on and on, as this was a definite must-read story. I highly recommend both books in this dualogy. A well-earned 5 stars.

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