Monday, April 30, 2018

Book Review: Echoes of Esharam

Echoes of Esharam


Book Blurb from Goodreads:

He only wanted to go home, but first he must save humanity. . .

Delivered at last from the hell that was Bera Nima prison, Darrien Norris basks in a freedom he thought would never arrive. But as he waits for the Transceptor to restore his memories from seventeen years before, he discovers an alien race intent on destroying everything, and everyone, in its path.

Now Norris and his friends must devise a plan in a desperate mission to prevent a galactic catastrophe. Will they succeed? Or will humanity cease to exist—forever.



Book Review:

Thank you to BHC press and the author for gifting me with an eARC. I received this book through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program.


Again Robert Davies crafts a beautiful complex story as the reader follows human, Darrien Norris, as he navigates his way around alien planets and back to Earth. This book picks up right where the Specimen 959 left off. I recommend reading them in order as the story continues to build. If you don’t, you will be lost.

What I love most about Robert Davies’ work, is that he is descriptive. I feel like I am there with Norris fighting the bad aliens, traveling on the hyperthread, and trying to save humanity. The world building that Davies does is wonderful, but it does take time to build up. This book is also a long one.

In the first book, there was a lot of action. In the second, Davies focuses on relationship dynamics. It is pretty awesome to watch Norris fall in love and see how that changes him and his significant other. Davies also shows how the different races of aliens interact and how all of humanity finally gets along. That would be awesome if some day there was no war on Earth and everyone lived peacefully.

I also enjoyed the way Davies used science and medical knowledge in the future. There is a section where one of the characters get infected with little machines that affect the way the cells replicate. The use of science in this section I found accurate, and I appreciate that with my medical background.

Overall, Davies did a wonderful job with the second story. Again, it is a long one and best enjoyed on a snowy day! It ended on a cliff hanger so the reader will have to check out the next one. To be honest, I enjoyed this one more than the first book.

It receives a 4 paw rating!
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10 comments:

  1. Your review makes me want to pick up the book.

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  2. Oh, no, a cliffhanger - how vile!

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  3. I'm not sure this one is for me, but it sounds like an interesting series.

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  4. Cliffhangers can either be good or bad. Thought most of the time they are good. Great review!

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  5. Sounds like a super engaging book. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. Not my typical jam, but I am glad you whipped through it - although the sound of that ending would have me fuming!

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  7. "best enjoyed on a snowy day" It's funny that you say this. I often think there are books that are meant for sunny summer days like when you're at the pool and then there are some that are meant for days when you're cooped up inside.

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  8. Not really my kind of read. Not my kind of ending either.

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  9. I haven't read either of these but that is a very intriguing cover :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one with us.

    Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

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  10. Great review, this book looks and sounds very intriguing and amazing I'm glad you are enjoying the series. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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