NOOK book, < 50 pages
Read September 2012
No longer available
All books were compiled into one offering and include an additional work titled Pandemonium
This is the story of a Sith tribe that gets marooned on a hostile planet that threatens to destroy them if they don’t band together. They lose one species in their group due to the environment. Who knows what the native inhabitants will present.There is deception and betrayal and murder among the crew members.
Korsin’s brother shows his contempt for him soon as we meet him. Korsin is, I think, supposed to be practical and more even tempered and focused than his brother who just wanted to have his way and couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t further ahead of his brother. We are made to understand that his brother’s wife, Seelah, is his match in treachery.
Once stranded, we are shown glimpses, there are the beginning of what could become a coo — if things had gone a different way.
about the book
These are tiny books that are made smaller with the inclusion of 10 pages, more and less, of excerpts of other people’s books at the end. It pained me to have to see this when I wanted to read more of the story. Then I realized, I wanted to read more of the story.
So, it worked that the vignette had reeled me in. Even though, the ebook is short and bereft of the meat that rounds out characters and fleshes out their stories. And despite the fact that it made me angry to have my story space taken up by some novel teaser.
insights and assessments
I thought this book didn’t develop the characters as much as it could have. And, that there was a lot of telling instead of showing. The story line was edited in such a manner as to make it seem contrived to put any characters together, especially Korsin with Seelah who was fairly certain that Korsin was the person who murdered her husband.
There was more that Miller could have written to flesh out his story, but he took the easy way out I think. Instead of getting you fully to the story point, the story asks you to fill in the blanks with your imagination. So, I was always looking for more meat.
This e-book had the feel of a longer story. The fact that each is separate makes transitioning something of an effort. So, I am wondering now how the book version will flow. Still, I am interested in the story enough to continue through the end of the book.
I may put down the short e-books for the collection, but I’m not sure about that. It might be cool to read the shorts and then the book to see what the author changed for the compilation.