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The Betrayal of Ka by Shea R. Oliver

Publisher/date: Colorado Sky Media, LLC (September 24, 2015)

Genre: Sci-fi

Series: The Transprophetics

With a blade in his hand, Ka’s decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.

Have you ever read a book that you felt might have been good, and it just wasn’t for you?

Thats how I feel about The Betrayal of Ka. After finishing the book, I put it down and sat for a few minutes trying to decide what I didn’t like about it, and had a hard time pinpointing the reason.

The writing is good, there was nothing that I can say that I would change. I love sci-fi, this is MY genre. The characters were not particularly likeable or hateable, but there were quite a few storylines going on all at once. I feel like Atticus’s story could have been introduced much later in the book for better effect. Jumping between two storylines can often create an amazing double tidal wave of plot, but when you get into three and four, in the first book of a series, it just becomes too much to follow. I need more investment into characters before I am introduced to more storylines. I think that’s why I never really got into this book firmly, why I kept putting it down and struggled to pick it back up; because there was too much going on at any one point in the story for it to grab me and carry me away.

2.5 stars because while the layout of the book wasn't for me, the story and ideas and writing present were quite good.

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