I recieved an audible code from the author in exchange for an honest review. The more invested I become in the scope of epic sci-fi, the more engrossed I become. It has gotten to the point where I can no longer look away and I plan on pushing forward full steam ahead with my sci-fi adventures. In the Orbit of Sirens combines the scope of an epic fantasy novel with the wonder of humans traveling the stars. You can definitley see why this book is a finalist in the SPSFC contest!
Denton is a mechanic with the ablity of fixing space ships. When his home planet is being attacked, he plans to find refuge on a distant planet where the threats to human survival may be just as bad. Eliana is a scout on said planet looking to prepare the land for human inhabitants. A deadly pandemic is spreading across the world and the search for a cure will lead to new discoveries both good and bad. The mysterious Sirens are waiting to be released and they are mad at what the humans have done to the planet. There will be pain, horror, and so much more to come.
The tension presented in this book kept me listen into the early hours of the morning. The fight for survival and the advances in technology to go along with it were the perfect combination for any fan to jump into. The one thing I need to mention for potential readers is the story takeing place in two time line. At least that is how the story first start. Denton’s story begins thre hundred years in the past while Eliana takes place in the present. The timeline will shift again for a second time but I can’t get into that due to spoilers.
Maybe it was just my experience with listening to the audio book but I felt a little confused at first jumping back and forth. The story lines will eventually converge and the pieces will slowly be set into place. Exploring the lands while learning about the past failures of humanity with the hope for a better future is the driving force that makes this story epic in every way.
If you are on the fence about jumping into a new sci-fi novel, In the Orbit of Sirens shattered all of my expectations. With book 2 audiobook already downloaded and ready to go, I can see myself binging the trilogy in short order. Give this book a try and you will be glad you did.