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The crew of the Daragan Rift is hunting for a lost artefact on a forgotten world.
When a team of dangerous scientists arrives at the same co-ordinates, things turn nasty. Caught out, the crew of the Daragan Rift must play a game of lies, deception and deceit if they hope to survive. Tension begins rise, personalities clash and it's becoming ever clearer that there's a dark secret hiding beneath the Sea of Mammals...
If you've read my blog before, you'll know that my usual genre is in the crime and psychological thriller area, but I often like to try new genres and after immensely enjoying a sci-fi book last year, I was really excited to try this novella by James Armer.
At 127 pages, it made for quite a short read, but it was packed with action and perfectly paced, striking just the right balance between danger and excitement, and detailed and vivid descriptions. Intrigue was woven throughout the text and the suspense created by this kept me turning page after page.
The crew of the Daragan Rift were well-developed for such a short read, Cora in particular was the one who caught my attention. She was a really interesting character and I found the subject of her rights thought-provoking. I enjoyed reading from her perspective and I'd love to see more of her.
Obviously since I'm new to the genre, my views may differ from those of someone who reads it regularly, but personally, I really enjoyed this book and I'd highly recommend giving it a read.
Overall, I'm giving Sea of Mammals 4.5 out of 5. It's action-packed, exciting and really gripping. I hope there's going to be a series of books featuring the Daragan Rift, as I'd definitely like to read more!
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About the Author
James Armer is a UK Sci-Fi & Fantasy writer, author of the Daragan Rift Series.
James is a co-host on the Fantasy Book Club Podcast which has had such guests as Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Neal Asher & Peter F Hamilton.
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