Monday, June 4, 2012

Selso Xisto's Particle Horizon - Review

Particle HorizonParticle Horizon by Selso Xisto

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It is always such a thrill to read a new story from a new author. There are countless stories out there and not all are good reads, but every once in a while you come across a true gem. Particle Horizon is certainly one of those. It is fast paced. It is action filled. It has interesting characters and a fascinating theme - religion vs science. Not only the planet Earth, but the entire universe is at risk in this thrilling space opera.

I am the first to admit that some of the sci-fi novels out there are at times too difficult for my below average math and science skilled brain to fully grasp. Not so with Particle Horizon, it is fully understandable for us mere mortals.

Yes, it has some advanced technical descriptions and explanations. Yes it has plenty of fascinating sci fi elements, but in my opinion the vocabulary is not too difficult to grasp, nor do the sci fi aspect overshadow the flow of the story. In my opinion, it is one of those rare novels that works for both fiction lovers and science fiction lovers.

All in all, Particle Horizon is a novel I can highly recommend, even if you don't normally read sci-fi, or have never read a sci fi novel in your life, I urge you to pick up this one. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. I know I was.

Now the wait for the next Selso Xisto novel begins, because this is an author I want to read more of.

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  1. Sounds interesting - and as someone who doesn't have a fabulous grasp on math, good to know that won't hinder my enjoyment!

  2. yeah, I love a good sci fi novel, but if the math and physics parts are too advanced, it ruins the flow of the story for me. This story had me hooked from the first chapter Good character development and there are enough surprises to keep you occupied till the end =)