Title: Quantum Tangle
Author: Chris Reher
Published: February 12, 2014 by Nerds Unlimited
Purchased: May 4, 2016. Free for Kindle.
Blurb: Dropping out of sub-space into the wrong galactic sector, Sethran Kada wakes up with a headache and an extraordinary alien aboard his ship. She implores him to help stop the abductions of her people, a newly evolved species emerging from sub-space. Their dangerous potential has caught the attention of rebel factions as well as the ruling Commonwealth. When contact with her kind turns pilots into casualties, the Governors fear an imminent invasion engineered by their rebel enemies.
Pursued by Air Command for harboring the alien, Seth heads deep into rebel-controlled territory to recover the stolen entities and keep this deadly weapon from falling into the wrong hands. Things get personal when his alien visitor begins to transform his mind and his life, turning the rescue mission into a fight for survival for all of them.
Review: It took me a few months to finish this book, but that’s not against the story itself. I just have no energy lately to really do anything.
On with the review, I’m usually not that into sci-fi, I can’t get invested in the story really. It’s mostly over explained to build up the worlds and the terms, so the story ends up suffering when it needs to just focus on the story and explain when it’s warranted. Which is what this author did.
It hooked me in to the story in the first chapter, which sci-fi stories rarely do for me. This was a pretty good read that had a lot of action, mystery and even a little bit of romance. Now, I will admit, the blurb threw me a little because it does sound like it should be classified as a romance, but the story has only little tidbits of it, kind of…giving the story a little boost instead of holding it up all together.
Now, a thing that I didn’t like was that the villain of the story hardly got any screen time, I tended to forget about him and that part of the plot more often than not. Enough so, that when it got to the confrontation of the main character and the villain…I didn’t even really know it was the villain Sethran was going up against. It was anti-climatic.
That’s the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5. I think the story could have been better had there either been no set villain or had spent more time on that set villain. I feel like, even if it hadn’t taken me a few months to get through the story, I would feel the same because the villain has no…power behind him. There’s no sense of urgency with him while there is with other things.
All-in-all, I would recommend this to fellow readers, especially those who are like me and aren’t that big into sci-fi.
Thank you for reading my review.