Guest Reviewer: Grete Evans
This has to be the best example of science-fiction romance I’ve come across yet. The characters were well written and brought to life in such a way that I came to care about them in a very short time. Their backstories were really well fleshed out which was impressive given the length of the book. The plot was both intriguing and well set. Even though this was a novella, I didn’t feel it was rushed or had bits glossed over, it just flowed at a lovely steady pace. It had several touching and funny moments which made the cast all the more real.
Mitch and Lara were both brilliant characters and I loved their interactions as they tried to come to terms with past and present events. Both fierce and loyal to their causes and with several reasons to distrust each other, they still managed to overcome them and work together to save Lara’s brother. I definitely had a happy sniffle by the end of the book.
The technology could have become very confusing but it was actually well integrated within the story. It was also very inventive and made for a gripping setting. The Spiral Path itself is an enigma, a doorway to another dimension with the Chimeran’s bridging the gap, with Terra and Creed on either side. I felt a little bit sad for Lara and her brother not being able to grow up with their father because of the toll being in another dimension took on a non-native body. Born of both, the Chimerans can exist in either dimension indefinitely and, by the end, I had a hopeful feeling where Lara would choose to stay.
A wonderful, touching and exciting story with all the elements that draw me in; heroism, determination, fierceness and above all, love.
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