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Short Book Review: Empire by Michael R. Hicks

March 02, 2013  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: The Craft   0 Comments

EmpireEmpire by Michael R. Hicks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Empire is a coming-of-age story told in the backdrop of alien strangeness, war and ultimately love.

I am a total sucker of science fiction come-of-age books. Awesome.

There are a few point-of-view switches that are awkward, but one must read this book to understand just how refreshingly creative it is.

Hicks is a master storyteller, and Reza, the main character, is about as sympathetic and ideal as they come, all in the backdrop of classic science fiction action-focused goodness.

Highly recommend. If you have a Kindle, be sure to snag the omnibus version of all three books.

As an aside, try to spot the underlying gender relations thematic in the series. Brilliant.

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