Before I start my review, I would like to thank Adrian Felder for allowing me to review Beneath Crimson Sky.
**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received Dusk to Dust from Adrian Felder for free for my honest and unbiased review**
Now, onto my review:
Title: Beneath Crimson Sky
Author: Adrian Felder
Publisher: Adrian Felder
Date of publication: August 8th, 2015
Number of pages: 307
Part of a series: No
Where you can find this book: Amazon
The Peacekeepers believe that there is only Good and Evil in the Galaxy, But for David Carpenter, morality is not about absolutes. His true path lies somewhere in the shadows.
The planet of Prospect was once a bastion of hope and prosperity for humanity. Its wealth and promise drew the powers of Earth to it like moths to a flame. Centuries later, after endless exploitation and war, Prospect has devolved into a rundown and neglected corner of the galaxy. A corner of the galaxy that veteran smuggler David Carpenter is very familiar with. But after accepting a contract from the notorious Windham Corporation, he finds himself in over his head. Trapped between warring criminal and government factions in some of the most unforgiving environments known to man, he discovers a terrifying truth that could change the future of humanity forever. Now David must navigate a labyrinth of lies, deceit, and villainy if he hopes to save his own life, let alone the dystopian world he calls home.
Immerse yourself in the Epic where the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
It has been a while since I have read a really good science fiction book. Dusk to Dust is one of those books and I truly enjoyed reading it.
David Carpenter is a former US Marine turned smuggler who has taken on a huge assignment with his partner, Alana Ramirez. They are heading to a planet called Prospect to meet up with a representative of the Windham Corporation about a job that they want him to do.
I loved David’s (or Carp) character. He was loyal and he would do anything to make sure that he got the job done. His relationship with Alana was a bit complex but the author did do the right thing by not making them have a relationship (thank God!!!). Later on in the book, when he teamed up with Letsego and the Peacekeepers (and btw, what a turn around from the beginning of the book), his military training and moral compass are shown perfectly.
I was less thrilled with Lesego’s character. While he was admittedly strong-armed into following Carp and Alana by his captain, he made it personal after a member of his team was killed, accidentally, and another one was permanently blinded by Carp and Alana. But he did redeem himself when he helped Carp on the raider’s space station and then again at Windham’s dig site.
I will admit that the amount of violence in the book put me off in the beginning but once you started reading and got into the story, you could see how the violence was essential to the plot.
The ending/epilogue was perfect. There was a twist that I didn’t see coming and I was blown away by it. Not giving anything away but it was perfect!!!!
How many stars will I give Dusk to Dust? 4
Why? Like I said when I started this review, I enjoyed the book. There was a ton of action and the ending was perfect!!!
Will I reread? Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age range? Adult
Why? While no sex (clean in that sense), there is graphic violence and language. Also a scene of torture (pulling off of fingernails….shudder).