Narrated by Dave Cruse
Jeremy Riker wakes up feeling like he must have had a really bad night. Turns out he’s been elected to save the galaxy.
– Aside from the main characters affiliation to his past job, the whole boneyard dog angle is kind of lost on me.
– The blurb is stylistic but tells the reader zip about the story. The only thing you get out of it is a sense for the writing style. It’s first person, lighthearted, and tongue-in-cheek for the most part. If that style works for you, you’ll probably enjoy it. If it ticks you off, avoid like a plague.
– Quite a few places have comments referencing future events. While an okay tactic to use once in a while, it got old very quickly.
– Content warnings: Nothing described but a lot of innuendo. I think there might be a curse word or two.
– Lacks a sense of closure. It’s very short for a scifi story, which isn’t necessarily bad. It falls into that series trap of “we won, or did we”?
An intriguing start to a fun series. If you can get past the few annoying quirks, you’ll probably enjoy the tale.
Associate links to follow…
The Collins Case – 2 FBI agents track down a kidnapped family. Kid friendly.
If fantasy’s more your thing, go Redeemer Chronicles. The first, Awakening, is available as an audiobook.
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – a kid deals with her parents’ divorce, bullies, and the wonder of discovery.
Try The Dark Side of Science – Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live.