Publisher: Gray Sun
Publishing Date: March 2015
Publisher Description: A military beefcake with a grudge, a wartime conspiracy, a stolen ship, a galaxy full of prejudice, and at the center of it all, a young human named Mel in search of the truth. Her search for her past and his quest for knowledge take them across the stars as they uncover the darkness and fear in us all.
Review: Real short novella that has superb writing but lacks in the creative. An alien with a western hick accent and humanistic traits. Oh joy. Other aliens that are not very well described and a human who manages to garner support from a xenophobic society.
Eerl (get it?) the alien follows Mel the human across the galaxy helping her in every situation and ultimately finding out what happened to her parents all those years ago. So you will be scratching your head like I did with the ending and the cover art.
A good book if you’re sitting in subway trying to avoid eye contact with a guy in a spangle suit.