Author: Glynn Stewart
Publisher: Faolan’s Pen Publishing
Released: November 5th, 2019
Raven’s Peace is the latest novel to come out of the mind of Glynn Stewart. And you just know that it’s going to be a science fiction novel of epic proportions – this is Glynn Stewart we’re talking about, after all.
For nearly two decades humanity found themselves at war with the Kenmiri Empire. But now the war is over – but what does that mean for all of the soldiers dedicated to the cause? What will the United Planet Alliance be willing to do, in order to maintain this hard-won peace?
Colonel Henry Wong has been a part of this war since it started. The sudden end has left a ringing in his ear – and not just because it was his crew that dealt the final blow. But now he’s back in action, playing the position of guard and symbol for the peace talks about to occur.
“He learned he couldn’t stop the dream, but months of therapy allowed him to disconnect from it.”
Raven’s Peace was yet another thrilling read from Glynn Stewart. If you haven’t read any of his previous works, know that he is meticulous in the way he writes space travel sagas, and thus they’re startling complex and believable.
And in that vein, Raven’s Peace perfectly fits in with the rest of his works. Colonel Wong’s story was brilliant and fascinating. I think what I loved most about him was that he was unafraid to feel conflicted about the devastation he was a part of (even if it wasn’t completely willing or informed). It made him feel more human. And that’s a vital element, given what he and his crew are about to do and face.
I’ll confess that it did take me a little bit of time to get into Raven’s Peace. But once I did, I found myself thoroughly invested in the characters and their venture. Though I obviously had some favorites in particular (I always do).
Stewart’s works are always so full of facts and science, and yet they never read as infodumps. I think that’s one of the reasons I keep jumping on any and all-new series from his brain. They’re always so intriguing and approachable.
Speaking of – even if you haven’t read anything by Glynn Stewart before now, you can easily pick up Raven’s Peace and enjoy the story. There’s really no back information required, as Stewart will happily introduce you to the characters, science, technology, and setting.