Fabulous and thoughtful review of Dark Space by Deadline Zombie! A great read in itself.
The Dark Space inside each of us.
“De Pierres has written a beautiful, touching story. This is one of those novels which doesn’t spoon feed you – it throws you straight into the action, so be prepared to hit the ground running. However I found the lack of ‘hand-holding’ very refreshing. Don’t feel that you can’t go back and read bits again – I most certainly did.”
Mark Webb reviews Dark Space for the Australian Women Writers 2013 Reading Challenge. Here is an excerpt,
“Italian is not the first culture you expect to see represented in a space opera. This created an interesting point of difference from a lot of other books. The repressed role of women on Araldis provided the source of a lot of the conflict in the novel. It was interesting to think about how some cultural traits that we consider backwards could flourish if the cohort who supports them were to get their own planet.”
US Edition – E-book
Ahead of the release Of The Sentients of Orion in the US, it’s great see a new review for Transformation Space, the final book in the series.
Mardel says this among other things:
“Marianne de Pierres has this ability of running multiple characters, personalities (hey – not all writers can have multiple characters with different personalities), plot-lines and situations into a novel. Her narration is great. Her dialogue is great. The situations and how the characters react is interesting. The final great conspiracy is revealed and it’s nothing that any of the characters expected.”
You can read the full review here.
This review came from S J Higbee’s website Brainfluff:
Transformation Space is the last book in this sweeping space opera by de Pierres, so clearly if you haven’t read the previous three books you need to go back to the start of the series and track down Dark Space. However, if you’ve been waiting for this final instalment, the question has to be – does she deliver on the previous excellent storylines that have propelled this series to such admiring attention?
Read the rest of the review here.
Dark Space has been reviewed over at Musings of a Hobbyist where you can read the review in full. Here is an excerpt:
The characters are real and solid. No one seems to be truly evil, or truly good, rather each person has many layers, giving them a genuine depth. And, like real life, relationships between the characters don’t always go the way one would expect.
So, the verdict: I loved it. I have to go and hunt the second book out TODAY.
It’s always a pleasure to come across people reading the Sentients of Orion series. This review made my day:
When I first started reading this series, I had a hard time getting into it. Now I’m on book three, I can hardly put this book down! Each chapter is written from a different character’s point of view. I get so into the story, that when one of the chapter’s end I can feel myself dying to get through until that character’s next chapter. But then, I get caught up in the next chapter and the cycle repeats. As the reader you just can’t tear yourself away from the story she’s constructed.
Read the rest of it here: http://novel.vintage-blue.net/?p=862