Book Review of “Ghost of Sephera”

“Ghost of Sephera” was published in 2014 and was written by J. D. Tew. This is Mr. Tew’s second publication and the second novel in his “Theodore Crane” series.

I obtained a galley of this novel for review through I would categorize this Science Fiction Young Adult novel as ‘R’ as there are instances of Mature Language and Violence. The novel is set in a the current day. The primary characters are Theodore Crane, Lincoln Royce, Drey Richerz, Nilo Tannon and King Trazuline of Karshiz.

The story picks up shortly after the first novel in the series ends. Theodore and Lincoln are being held prisoner, as is King Trazuline’s daughter. Much of the story revolves around Theodore’s recording what has happened while a prisoner.

There is a lot of action and adventure through the story. Not having read the first book in the series created a challenge, but this book did include a “Prolog” section that provided a very helpful overview of what had happened in the first book. That is something that I wish all series did.

I liked the characters that were developed in the story. I think this would still qualify as a Young Adult story as the characters from Earth started in the first book during their mid teens and are just now in their late teens. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

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