PUBLISHER: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
DATE PUBLISHED: 01st December 2015
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
Horizon is a sci-fi novel based in a war zone. A war torn planet, an empathic girl, a warrior and the need to save those who are left.
When Derek crash lands on a planet he is dying when a girl rescues him and heals him. The girl is Caeli a member of an empathic race who were killed. She is now on the run from the people who killed her race. The book flashes between the present and Caeli’s past through the empathic connection Caeli shares with Derek. This was an intriguing concept and lent itself well to this sci-fi novel.
Caeli’s backstory is horrifying and one cannot help but draw parallels to the potential lives of war refugees, for example, Jews in WW2. This aspect of the book, while terrifying, was important to the motivations of the characters.
There is a growing connection between Caeli and Derek through the book amplified by war and survival. As the two wait to be rescued by the Horizon they must hide from mercenaries. The novel moved fast and was engaging. The world building was done brilliantly in a way that allowed the reader to empathise with what was happening to the characters.
The ending was explosive, leaving off on a cliff-hanger. A thrilling rollercoaster sci-fi novel. If you liked Illuminae or Firefly, try Horizon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tabitha lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, black lab, and ragdoll cat. She was a Latin teacher and Admissions Coordinator at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School for over a decade before turning her attention to full time writing.
WINNER Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards 2016
FINALIST Next Generation Indie Book Awards
FINALIST National Indie Excellence Awards
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