Title: Millenium by Alex Steinberg
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Devil’s Tower an Imprint of Ravenswood Publishing
Length: 342 pages
Publication Date: August 13, 2015
Rating – 3/5 stars – I liked it!
After fighting off a rebellion that tried to take hold of humanity, Lieutenant Commander Keane Blaze is on the last ship evacuation the planet Ordem. Nobody seems to have any idea why they are leaving, until the USS Cloudshifter is shot down in mid-orbit. The only survivor: Keane. After being stuck in cryo-sleep for 1,000 years, he finally awakens to find that the galaxy has progressed without him; and into total war.
Getting back with humanity, Keane joins the battle with a handful of new allies, new tech, and one mysterious assassin from his past. In their way stands an alien race seeking the annihilation of Humanity and its allies. The stakes are high, and the risks even higher. For Keane, its a dream come true.
Happy Wednesday! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Millenium by Alex Steinberg. Thank you to the author and Ravenswood Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review!
Millenium is a science fiction book about a world at war and fighting the good fight. It is filled with really cool technology, awesome weapons, and interesting alien races.
I ended up giving this book three stars. It was almost a four to me because I did really like it. While it wasn’t my favorite science fiction book that I’ve read, I thought it was enjoyable. It was a fun and entertaining read. I tend to like a whole lot of world building and character building detail in science fiction books that I read and I thought both in this book were okay. I do think that this is a really great book to introduce young readers to the genre. Something that I enjoyed about this book was the pacing, it set a very fast pace which I really rather liked in this book. That works for some books while not working for others and I think that it really worked for this book in particular thus making it a pretty light and fast read.
I liked the plot and the characters. I thought the races were done really well. I especially liked the Txuasenthshai, I feel like they were very clear in my head with the descriptions that were given of them. I also really liked Keane. Though he was seemingly invincible he was hard not to like, he was witty and a badass. Who wouldn’t like that? I appreciated the bits of comic relief that are written into the story, I found that to be really enjoyable and kicked the book up a notch for me especially my enjoyment of the characters. It gave a really great angle to their personalities.
I would be interested in continuing the story as I am keen to know what happens to the characters we encountered in it and I felt like the ending left alot of questions and curiosity for me. This is a promising debut and I am impressed that the author is so young!
Alex Steinberg is a young author from Indiana, USA who spends his days trying to survive the horror of school (which isn’t that bad, in all reality.) He loves writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy (and eating food, of course), and buries himself in stories of honor and combat. He hopes to go to college for Journalism. That’s pretty much it.
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