Monday, November 16, 2015

Review for Precipice (The Backworlds #6)


Blurb:
In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the sixth book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure.

The Backworlds hang by a Quantum string, a thread about to snap. Annihilation is coming if Craze can’t stop it.

The genocidal alien he had trapped breaks free, destroying a ship belonging to the Backworlds’ oldest enemy, the Fo’wo’s. The murderous alien wants to overtake the galaxy. The Fo’wo’s want another war.

The Backworlds’ best chance to survive is to overcome a century of hate and forge an alliance with the Fo’wo’s. Because of his history with the alien, Craze is recruited to represent his people. Now he’s the most hated man in the galaxy.

The looming war will be a holocaust unless Craze can stop it, knowing salvation comes at a price.


My review:
A war hangs over Craze's head. A fearsome alien is poised to destroy the Backworlds and worlds beyond it. Yet the only hope for victory is for Craze to forge an alliance with the Fo'wo's. He doesn't know who he loathes more: them or the alien. His own people hate him for attempting an alliance and his friends are getting backlash from it. Can Craze bury his hatred to ally with the Fo'wo's or will their mutual enmity ensure their decimation?

This is the sixth awesome book in the space opera series The Backworlds and my favorite so far. I was hooked from the start, drawn tight with the tension, and holding my breath with the suspense. Excellent writing with superb characterization and plotting. I love it that I'm so easily transported into the far future, into the Backworlds, filled with wonderfully strange beings who all sprang from human beings.

Each of the characters we have grown with are faced with immensely difficult choices. My favorites are Rainly and Craze. Such different paths and yet admirable in their loyalty. Their struggles pulled at my heartstrings.

I can't wait for the next book in the series!


Buy the book:

iBook or main iBook
Kobo / B&N

Check out M. Pax's site here

20 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds so intense. No wonder it's now your favorite in the series!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awesome this is your favorite book in the series. Congrats to Mary on her book.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome! I've only read the first book and can't wait to get back to the series.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Christine and Mary - I'm certain this series is so well written - just can't quite my head into the genre ... sad: I know!!! Cheers Hilary

    ReplyDelete
  5. Certainly sounds action packed.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I need to start reading this series.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very cool to hear that not only is it suspenseful, but that after six books the series is only getting better and better and has not jumped the shark.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love a book that really transports you. This one sounds awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love a book that really transports you. This one sounds awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you, Christine! I'm working on #7. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for the review! One of these days I'm going to read Mary's Backworlds series.

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's sounds like a good read. Your review certainly caught my attention. Nice cover.

    ReplyDelete
  13. That's one gorgeous cover! If Mary wrote it, it has to be good!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks to everyone for stopping by! And I'm so glad I could give you motivation to work on #7, Mary. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm a fan of Mary's and this series too.

    ReplyDelete
  16. A rave then. I'll wait 'til they are all written up then dive in. I can't stand waiting, too impatient I guess. :-)

    Anna from Elements of Writing

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great review. I've only read the first two so far, so I'll have to get started again :-)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sixth book? Wow, it must be good to stick with it that long. I usually lose interest in a series around book two unless it's really well done.

    ReplyDelete
  19. You are so good at the review thing. I need to take lessons. I read two books this weekend, and need to get my review on!
    Congrats, M Pax!

    ReplyDelete