space opera

Starving Review: Procythian Reign (Proceena Trilogy Book 1) by T. Allen Diaz

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Procythian Reign (Proceena Trilogy Book 1) by T. Allen Diaz (Amazon, Goodreads)

Good morning, literary foodies! It’s time to open up the pantry and pull out a new recipe to sample. Today’s narrative treat is a military space opera from local Florida chef, T. Allen Diaz. Promising thrills, action, intrigue, and sci fi drama, Procythian Reign sounds like the perfect treat for a connoisseur of science fiction and fantasy as yours truly is … but will it fill me up or leave me wanting?

Before we find out, let’s speak the oaths of the Starving Reviewer:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: Scion of Conquered Earth (SCION Book 1) by Michael J. Allen

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Scion of Conquered Earth (SCION Book 1) by Michael J. Allen (Amazon, Goodreads)

Good morning, my literary foodies! Today, I have another fresh review served up piping hot from the pantry, this time a dystopian YA space opera, Scion of Conquered Earth by Michael J. Allen. Such a mix of ingredients should lead to a tasty genre fusions as long as everything is baked properly, but it could just as easily turn sour. Does Mr. Allen succeed in the kitchen?

Before we find out, let’s renew our pledge to the Starving Review principles:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: Double Life (Raiza Book 1) by S. Usher Evans

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Double Life (Raiza Book 1) by S. Usher Evans (Amazon, Smashwords)

A good literary chef knows that it’s wise to sample the local cuisine, to learn the flavors of your home. Today, I’ll be dipping into that local cuisine as we tuck into Double Life, the start of a space opera feast that promises exploration, space pirates, and bounty hunting galore.  Throwing off the strict measurements of a hard sci-fi recipe is usually a treat.  So does does Double Life do the local foodies’ proud or is it not up to snuff?

We’ll find out!  First, however, let’s bring up the logs of the U.S.S. Starving Review for our mission parameters:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Interview: S. Usher Evans, Author of Double Life (Raiza Book 1)

We start off our Local Authors Extravaganza by inviting S. Usher Evans, author of the Raiza series among others, into the kitchen for a talk.  There’s no need for further preamble, so let’s crack into it, shall we?

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