Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Book Tour : Horizon by Tabitha Lord

Book Details:

Book Title: Horizon by Tabitha Lord
Category: Adult Fiction, 314 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: December 2015
Tour dates: May 22 to July 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There are a few, moderately explicit sex scenes, genocide, rape, and moderate language.)

Book Description:

Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life.

Commander Derek Markham awakens stranded on an uncharted planet. His co-pilot is dead, his ship is in ruins, and he’s only alive because a beautiful young woman is healing him with her mind.

As Derek recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When Derek’s command ship, Horizon, sends rescue, Derek convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers—full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli’s unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.

Review : 

I really love the cover and the tittle. It was really simple but the image is lovely and the color is easy for the eyes.  Overall, the cover itself is already a selling point for me. 

Another selling point is the blurb. Science fiction check. Space adventure check. Military action check. Wounded pilot check. All in all, it is a must read for me. First I want to talk about the characters. Well, the main character is Commander Derek Markham. He is pilot from space. I have to admit that the opening is quite strong and to the point. Caeli scenes also help. I really like this couple. Both of them actually are your typical hero and heroine but still have their own voice. The author really create unique situations for them to complement each other and volla we have near to perfect relationship. Other characters are Derek colleague from the same organization. At first it was quite annoying to be introduced to several characters in the same military organization at the same time. It makes you wonder what the difference between all of them. But, after several scenes, you understand that they have their own roles. I mean I don't like story with too many characters just for the sake of being there. I quite like the good guys. But I cannot the say the same things with the bad guys. At first the bad guys are interesting but at the end, the bad guys just have to lose their sparks

The story itself is ordinary. There's civil war, rebel, and threat from outsides. Still this is not war story. But that was expected from this kind of genre. It was an action story with science fiction element after all. In fact, if it was not typical, I won't like it. Still there are some kind of narratives that explore here and there to create more complex situations. I will be honest, this story continue into book two (Infinity). Book one tell more story about the characters past rather than dealing with the conflict. That's why you need to continue into Infinity (book two) to get more satisfying and conclusive ending. Book two is direct sequel from book one. So, I recommend you to get both books at the same time because the story from book one will make you craving for more. That's my personal experience though. Ha ha

Anyway, I really recommend this story. because it was expected and yet still managed to make me feel satisfied. Not boring but also not over the top. It was light and won't trouble you with science explanation. But still create great reading experience for me. If you like me, I hope you will like it too.

Rating : 5 of 5 stars. 

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Meet the Author:

Tabitha currently lives in Rhode Island. She is married, has four great kids, two spoiled cats, and lovable lab mix. Her degree is in Classics from College of the Holy Cross and she taught Latin for years at an independent Waldorf school, where she now serves on the Board of Trustees.

Tabitha’s debut novel, Horizon, won the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize for Self-Published Fiction in 2016, and was named finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and National Indie Excellence Awards. Infinity, the second book in the Horizon series, will be released in June 2017. Her short story “Homecoming” appears in the anthology Sirens, edited by Rhonda Parrish and published by World Weaver Press, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also a senior editor for www.BookClubBabble.com.

Visit her blog at www.tabithalordauthor.com where she discusses favorite topics including parenting, teaching, and her writing journey.

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