When I read the first book in the series, On SIlver Wings, I was blown away (which reminds me, I really need to go write a review for the others). Second book, just as good, third book, almost as good (4.5 stars), and the fourth book, the best yet. Would rate it six stars if I could.
This one, though...meh. First, it could have easily been 4-5 chapters in another book. Not only was it short, word/page wise, but the overall scenario, situation was short. It was not what I would consider a novel, nor even a novella.
Second, the grammar and spelling errors, and word mis-usage, were much worse in this. The rest of teh books in the series felt as if they were professionally edited. This one, well, no. It felt like a self-published kindle book, with numerous mistakes throughout, which always bothers me.
Third, well, it just didn't grab me like the other books did. The scale of the action was much smaller, more intimate, and while some like that, and I usually do, this just didn't work for me. It didn't grab me, didn't pull me in, and make me frantically read page after page after page.
Finally, the aliens just didn't feel alien. When Sorilla was wandering around the staion, it felt, to me, like she was wandering around any neighborhood on Earth. The aliens felt like Star Trek aliens, you know, the kind that look and act human, except for some slightly odd facial feature (scarred nose, green skin, etc...) . No sense of wonder to them, or mystery, unlike the first four books.
Having said all that, it was still enjoyable, and I will certainly buy the next book in the series, in hopes that it is better. Evan, your books are in general great, and I have enjoyed this series, and your other series (Odyssey One). I hope that your quality of writing improves back to where it was in the first four books in this series.