The Relissarium Wars Space Opera Series – Andrew C. Broderick
Book 9 – Dark Matter
The saga continues in Dark Matter, book 9 of Andrew C. Broderick’s Relissarium Wars series. A near death experience helps Theo to further hone his gift from the Yasta, as he embarks on a dangerous mission with Cierra and Jaedo. Karl and Makram have a secret weapon stored deep underneath their Military base, but can Theo discover what the Princes are hiding? Meanwhile, Cherish seeks aid for the Carbonari from an unlikely source.
The Relissarium Wars series just seems to get better with every book. It is fast paced and suspenseful, giving the reader just enough detail to keep them coming back, again, and again, and again.
With fewer spelling errors than some of the earlier books, I’m giving Dark Matter the full 5 out of 5 stars. Keep up the good work Andrew. I received an ARC of this book from Andrew C. Broderick and voluntarily chose to write this review.
Book 10 – Attack
Attack is book 10 of Andrew C. Broderick’s Relissarium Wars series, and it follows on directly from Dark Matter. Theo and Cierra have been taken captive by Emperor Pollus on the planet Castor. While Cierra braves the Emperor’s Harem, can Theo endure torture without revealing the Carbonari’s plans? Meanwhile, on Relisse, Cherish and various other members of the resistance are learning more about their enemy’s uses of Relissarium in their weaponry.
While reading this instalment of the Relissarium Wars, I noticed some worrying issues with continuity. The author makes a number of errors with character’s names in some of the early chapters: Nial briefly becomes Niall, and Cherish gets confused with Cierra. Is there too big a rush to publish these books on time that continuity gets ignored? These sorts of issues are sloppy and the perfectionist in me always grimaces when I notice them.
Aside from spelling errors and continuity problems, I wasn’t sure what to make of this book at first. There didn’t appear to be much story progression, and I failed to see how the plot could conceivably be brought to fruition with only two more books to go. However, just as I was ready to bemoan the lack of any surprising twists, it all suddenly came together and I couldn’t believe that it’d reached the end. I can’t wait until next week, I really need to know what happens next!
I received an ARC of this book from Andrew C. Broderick and voluntarily chose to write this review.
I give Attack 4 out of 5 stars.
Book 1 – Annihilation
Book 5 – Ascent
Book 6 – Capture
Book 7 – War
Book 8 – Prophecy
Book 11 – Showdown
Book 12 – Cataclysm