Monday, February 3, 2014

Book Review: The Burning Dark

The Burning DarkThe Burning Dark by Adam Christopher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow! What a pleasant surprise! From the blurb, I expected a military science fiction story with some kind of conspiracy thrown in... which I guess is what this is; but it's so much more. It's more a thriller set on a space-station, with a bit of conspiracy in the background.

I had just finished reading the latest Alien novel, and while those stories are supposed to be scary and space-horror, it didn't really have that suspense that makes a good thriller. The Burning Dark more than made up for that. The suspense consumed me!

I don't know if this is the first in a planned series or universe; but the story wraps up neatly at the end, albeit a bit too quickly, making it a perfect stand-along novel. Though there's so much world-building within the pages that to leave this universe alone would be a shame.

Similar novels would be Eric Brown's Weird Space series, though that series has more gore/ick-factor.

The Burning Dark is a good read! An eARC was provided to me for review through NetGalley.

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