Title: Zepharius: Volume 2
Author: Mel Synder
Genre: Science Fiction
About the book: It’s the second novel in the series. The narrative follows Zepharius as she joins forces with a group that doesn’t trust her in order to protect the planet.
I received a free copy of the novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.
First impressions: The second volume picks up right where the first book left off. I found the pacing of this novel faster, since there’s less world-building.
Characters: The story mainly revolves around Zepharius, but the secondary characters grew on me as I got to know them better.
“Attachment can cause someone to overlook all sorts of transgressions.”
Writing: It’s not too long or too short at 300 pages. Snyder is quite descriptive, but the chapters are short. The book is independently published, so there are spelling and grammar mistakes scattered throughout. While the book has glossary at the end, I wish some of the made-up words were defined as they appeared.
Final thoughts: Overall, the premise had potential for an interesting read, but it could’ve been written better. That said, I liked the second novel a little more than the first.