Siege of Praetar by David Kristoph
(Tales of a Dying Star Book 1)

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Kristoph does an excellent job of drawing the reader into the story. The character development is fantastic, the level of oppression in each character is haunting, and the clearly descriptive apocalyptic setting permeates each page. I read the whole thing in one sitting.
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"Kristoph skillfully connects three independent perspectives to demonstrate how an individual choice, whether self-serving or for the greater good, can create a ripple of consequences in unexpected ways." -Publisher's Weekly

Awarded Honorable Mention in the 2015 Writers of the Future Contest

The red giant Saria is dying.

Praetar, a sand-blown planet, lies occupied. Its people are buried and beaten, forced to toil for the Melisao Empire that prepares to flee their star. Hyken, a Sentinel pilot in orbit around the planet, is faced with a moral dilemma that forces him to choose between his co-pilot and their mission. Mira, a factory worker on Praetar, struggles to make a better life for her daughters--using what little resources at her command. A slumlord named Bruno makes his own arrangements, gathering what meager power he can in the Empire's scramble to flee.

Caught up in the exodus, these people struggle to survive. Are they strangers, or do their decisions affect one-another in unexpected ways?



OTHER BOOKS BY DAVID KRISTOPH
Tales of a Dying Star

Siege of Praetar

The Ancillary

Sword of Blue

Drowned by Fire

Born of Sand


Ultimate Ending

Treasures of the Forgotten City

The House on Hollow Hill

The Ship at the Edge of Time

Enigma at the Greensboro Zoo

The Secret of the Aurora Hotel

The Strange Physics of the Heidelberg Laboratory

 

About David Kristoph

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Published December 25, 2014 167 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, War, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte on Sep 24 2015

Kristoph does an excellent job of drawing the reader into the story. The character development is fantastic, the level of oppression in each character is haunting, and the clearly descriptive apocalyptic setting permeates each page. I read the whole thing in one sitting.

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