Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Fiction Fix: "A Star Curiously Singing"

The Short:

A Star Curiously Singing
(The Darktrench Saga, Book 1)

By: Kerry Nietz

5/5 Stars

What: In the future, slaves are termed “debuggers” and planted with a chip in their heads that allows them to manipulate and repair the world’s technology.

Recommended to those who like: Sci-fi, Christian, technology, sarcastic/ sassy main character

The Long:

An impressive futuristic work with a likable main character, A Star Curiously Singing is a great book that I picked up free from Amazon for Kindle. If you’re looking for a good book for cheap, don’t pass this one up.

Sandfly, like all other humans, lives under Sharia law on a futuristic earth.

Unlike other humans, he has a chip in his head that allows him to control the “stream”—similar to the internet. He uses it to repair ships and robots of all kinds and earn a little money.The only downside? He’s at the beck and call of his master, who can give him mental shocks whenever he gets out of line.

When he gets a job off planet, something doesn’t quite add up. Aside from robot malfunctions, there’s something wrong with the humans aboard the ship--something changed while they were out in space. Perhaps the religion of the ruling class isn’t all that it seems.

Sandfly is a sassy main character who seems to talk to you right out of the book, and it’s a quick read. The story has a Christian message, but it fits in organically and is well executed. If I get a little time, I’ll definitely be checking out the second book.

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