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First kindle book to make me cry; several times
on 31 December 2011
I bought this as I'm a space opera, sci-fi fanatic. Usually I'm interested in the Neil Asher, Peter Hamilton style books where the technology is the main focus in many ways.
This book isn't focussed this way. Indeed I know little more about how the ships, technology or even politics of his world works at the end of this book.
So what does it have?
Real humanity, set against a backdrop of fighter pilots; they just happen to be space fighters.
I can imagine the author having spent some time in the real world, in the second world war as a fighter pilot. At least in terms of the humanity and feelings that would run in a group such as the one Byron (our main character) finds himself a part of.
If you don't like your characters to affect you, if you prefer not to feel for the people in your stories-avoid Cassastar.
Because that is what you get, and a lots of it.
I rarely review fiction, I read so much of it; I was moved to review this.
I hope to see more from you Alex, and should you produce any with a deeper technology focus-I will eagerly read them. Though, never lose that character depth!