Review of Particle Horizon, by Selso Xisto

According to Amazon, I downloaded a copy of Selso Xisto‘s Particle Horizon in June of 2012! Sooooo, yeah, it took me a while to get to it.

From the blood and dust of New Jerusalem, the Legion of the LightBringer wages a galactic war against those who would replace their god. Now, the time has come for the Union of Free Worlds to make a stand. The front line is the idyllic asteroid world of Angelhaven, where the greatest mind in human history has discovered an elemental power with far-reaching implications. A power that both sides will do anything to harness.

Marine commander Gomes leads the crack Union task force. An unrelenting warrior driven by revenge and a need for answers, he hides a strange ability neither science nor religion can explain.

On the other side of the war, Aja is forced to fight for a cause she doesn’t believe in to protect her own secret.

Caught between them is Una, a living machine who battles for her humanity as her world falls apart.

Outnumbered ten to one and stalked by a mysterious nemesis, all three will play a role in unraveling Angelhaven’s enigma.

As the Legion invasion begins, unknown eyes watch with interest…

Honestly, it was a lot better than I expected. I liked the writing and the interesting quagmires some of the characters found themselves in—especially around identity—and many of the characters in general. Plus, I found the plot and technology is interesting.

I did think it dragged a little in the middle. I noted a couple copy edit mishaps. The science was a bit hand-wavey, and I warn you not to get too attached to anyone. All in all though, I enjoyed it.

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