Book Reviews – “Supernova” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by C. A. Higgins (http://www.cahiggins.com). Ms. Higgins has published two novels. This is the second in her “Lightless Trilogy”.
I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in various locations around the Solar System. The primary characters are Althea, the ship’s engineer for the military experimental spacecraft Ananke and Constance, the leader of the rebellion against the System.
Althea is alone on the Ananke with the now sentient ship’s computer (see first volume “Lightless” for that story). The computer is going through what might be considered the personality of a rebellious teenager. Althea has lost all control of the ship, which is now on a self driven mission to find Mathew Gale who she considers to be her ‘father’. Along the way they encounter vessels which Ananke ‘deals with’.
Constance is leading the revolution to success. Every encounter she has with System forces is resolving in her favor. But has her hatred for the System made her just as bad as the System? She is intently focused on destroying the System and any possible supporters without giving any thought to what will follow.
I this was an interesting read of just under 10 hours for the 304 page novel. This was a dark novel as there was a great deal of struggle with the demons in the thoughts of both Althea and Constance. I thought it was a little on the slow side and I felt that it just went on forever without reaching much of a conclusion. The profile of a young woman on the cover is appropriate since the two main characters are women. I give this novel a 3.4 (rounded down to a 3) out of 5.
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