“The Stone Builders” eBook was published in 2015 and written by John Lars Shoberg.
I obtained a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I would categorize this novel as ‘G’. This Science Fiction novel is set in a far future where Humans and Wassarans (a humanoid race) have jointly colonized the planet Rankin. Things are going pretty well when the remains of an earlier civilization is found.
That seems to precipitate efforts by both humans and wassarans who each want the planet purged of the other race and the planet “purely” developed for their own species. The human terrorist kidnap children to force the spread of their views over the planetoid video distribution system.
Wassaran clergy call in like minded military to take over the planet and drive out the lowly humans. While all of this is going on, new information is being discovered about the earlier inhabitants. Evidence is also being uncovered that there is a malevolent plant they they will have to deal with.
I enjoyed the 5 hours I spent with this novel. There was a lot of action, so it was a faced pace book. It wasn’t the best SciFi novel, but it was enjoyable. I give this novel a 3.8 (rounded up to a 4) out of 5.
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