Sara's Review: The Mercenary (The War Chronicles #1) by Petra Landon
KINDLE UNLIMITED PUBLISHER: Petra Landon RELEASED: August 25, 2017 GENRE: SCIFI, SPACE OPERA LENGTH: 213 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
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She's a prisoner of the Imperial Forces. He's a nomad with a mercenary army. Can a desperate girl's risky gamble and a fierce warrior's love turn the tide of war and rewrite the destiny of their corner of the galaxy?
In a distant corner of the galaxy, Quadrant Five burns in the flames of a deadly war. The Budheya people are one of the worst affected. FIVE (4.5) BOUNDLESS STARS
I really loved this, It has all the making to be a truly epic tale of good against evil. The world and character building are phenomenal. Landon was able to make her two main characters Saakshi and Zoran so real and relatable the jumped off the page. Their love was truly epic “If I could, I’d follow you to the ends of hell and back, Zoran.” “If you were mine, tseriya, what would I need heaven and hell for?” The story is one I loved, the only issue I had was the closest we came to the ending, the editing seemed to suffer. I found some mistakes, which normally I can overlook, but there were issues with passages being overwritten and a lot of repetitiveness. This jumble the writing, here is an example. “So, they had chosen to broaden their horizons by experiencing the cuisines available from the Food Synthesizers that were standard issue for all Alliance stations. Every member world in the Alliance helped program their cuisine into the standard-issue Food Synthesizers used on Alliance stations. It was replicated food, which they knew from personal experience usually differed in taste from the real stuff, but it was a start.” The repetitiveness is a big pet peeve of mine, the replicated food was already covered earlier in the story, it didn’t need to be covered again. Overall I am giving The Mercenary (The War Chronicles #1) 4.5 Boundless Stars, I loved it, but it could use a bit more editing to really polish it up and make it perfect!