Gareth L. Powell’s Embers of War (2019) is a space opera. This story is told from many different points of view. It basically details the hunt for a war criminal. The hunt intensifies when a rescue ship goes to help a ship that crashed on one of a group of planet-sized objects. These objects were left behind by an unknown race of aliens. The survivors of the crashed ship need to hide when a group of mercenaries lands and kill all but two survivors. The rescue ship needs to get there before the survivors are killed.
Solid Space Opera
I have a confession to make, this book is the first space opera I’ve ever read. I went into this book without any expectations. I had never ever of Powell before and let me tell you, this book rose to the occasion. Every cliffhanger is positioned in the right spot. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, Powell built a solid story.
If you’re a fan of exciting stories set in space, then this is the book for you. I thought the story was extremely entertaining, the only complain I have is that it takes a while for the story to build up, but once it does, it’s a roller coaster ride that propels the reader to the very last page. Do yourself a favor and go read this book.
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