Some time ago I bought a boxed set called Magik. It contains books by several authors.
Although I’ve only recently begun to read the boxed set, I have read
Airwoman by Zara Quentin.
Here’s my review. (The picture is a combination of a couple of pictures from Pixabay and has no real relevance to the book. I just thought it would be nice to have a picture!)
This is the story of Jade, a young woman who wants to become a Traveller and visit the many other worlds in the Dragonverse.
I found it gripping and wanted to keep on reading and turning the pages to find out what happens next and how Jade manages to escape the many dangers she faces , and the betrayals that beset her.
Jade is the heir to her father’s company, one of the biggest on Teraqa. Her ambition, however, is far from living on the planet of her birth and running the company. She wants to travel the Dragonverse as a Traveller.
These men and women form an elite force whose job it is to keep all the worlds safe from the monsters that roam between the worlds. Jade’s parents have kept her from doing her duty and serving the mandatory time in the Force. Due to the influence of her father and his brother, they managed to avoid this.
Jade is not happy with this situation, but when her father dies under suspicious circumstances, and her friend, Axel, disappears, suspicion falls on him. This causes Jade some confusion, but also an opportunity to join the force and leave Teraqa on duty.
But it does not work out as happily as she imagined.
The story kept me guessing until the end.
The characters of this story belong to a race of winged and tailed humanoids. I found this idea novel and enjoyed flying around with them.
Jade is a well-rounded character. She has her flaws and doubts and makes mistakes that cause great problems for herself and others, which makes her seem real. I liked her a lot.
The other characters were all distinct, and with their own voices, including the characters from another world.
Zara Quentin’s writing is excellent. She kept the pace of the story moving, but there were just enough pauses in the action so as not to leave the reader breathless.
Her descriptions of the surroundings were clear, and I could visualise them as if I had been there myself.
I went through a gamut of emotions with Jade, Such was Ms Quentin’s powers of describing those emotions they seem real.
There were minimal typos and no grammatical errors.
An excellent read for anyone who enjoys both scifi and fantasy. People who enjoy a mystery would enjoy it, too if they can get past the fantasy elements. I am now looking forward to buying and reading the next in this series.
I have no hesitation in giving it FIVE STARS *
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