Kindle Ebook Read: A Walk Between Stars

A Walk Between Stars


Amazon Book Review: A Walk Amongst the Stars

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Title: A Walk Amongst the Stars
Author: Tyler R. Parson
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery
Page Count: 235
Type of Book: Amazon Buy, Freebie or .99, Kindle Ebook
Rated: 5/5 stars

I found that the cover is what drew me in, as well as the subject matter-a mystery set in space, and a story of survival. I LOVE survival stories, and I also love a good mystery. Therefore, I felt I would surely love this.

Fast forward three months later and I still hadn’t read it.

I finally picked it up, and read it on my phone and was astonished at finishing it nearly three and a half hours later. It was a quick, fun read with suspenseful moments, and dire situations. While the mystery itself wrapped up neatly, the survival bit felt a little too quick, despite the long periods of the main character, Briggs, being trapped outside an alien spaceship that was tugging him towards his own kind.

The writing was excellent, and Briggs was a character that I empthasized with. He was in a terrible situation, but making the best of it. He had no other humans around, and the species that rescued him-Manti-weren’t very talkative. Being stranded, in the middle of nowhere, with limited supplies…while it read fine, I definitely wouldn’t want to be in that kind of situation.

The only bit that made me wince in the book was when he took off his helmet to stuff food into his mouth. The aliens didn’t share the same kind of oxygen, and it was extremely cold to the point of instant death if he stepped onboard. I found the aliens fascinating, and really want to know more about them. The Manti are bug like creatures, that are intelligent and strange.

Briggs finds a friend in one of them, Steward One, who helps keep him company and keeps him from going insane, alone out in the universe for days on end with almost no one to talk to. The two of them become fast friends, and its while they’re on their way hauling Briggs to his people, that Briggs sees something he shouldn’t…and reports it to Steward.

Their laws are different from humans, and their chain of command is essentially the same, but also vastly different at the same time. While they have Captain and Stewards, they don’t follow the same set of commands that our race do. It was all very interesting in reading.

By the end of the book, it became a happy ending resulting in a new friendship, and Briggs turning into a hero, even as he managed to get back to safety, thanks to the Manti and their assistance. It was a fun ride, and I enjoyed every second of it. I hope that there will be a book two, to see if Briggs will come back to the Manti or explain more of the universe that Briggs is in, for there definitely seems to have left a lot to explore in this universe.

Overall, I rate this a 5/5 stars for a fun few hours.

-Pass Me That Book.