Review: Knight: A Chronicle of Sybil’s War by Timothy Zahn

Series: Sybil’s War #2
Author: Timothy Zahn
Publisher: Tor Books
Released: April 16, 2019
Received: NetGalley

3 1/2 kitties

Knight: A Chronicle of Sybil’s War is the second novel in Timothy Zahn’s series, Sybil’s War. It’s an epic space opera perfect for fans of the genre.

Once upon a time, Nicole Hammond and her partner Bungie were focused entirely on trying to survive on the streets of Philadelphia. Now, that seems like so long ago. Against all odds, they have been abducted by mysterious aliens – and unfortunately for them, they do not imagine this experience.

Her time among the aliens changed her, and now she is a being known as a Sybil – a human with the ability to communicate with aliens. She must find a way out of this war, for everyone’s sakes, even if nobody is thrilled with the situation.

Before I delve into my review, I need to be completely honest here. I did it again. AGAIN. I picked up yet another novel without realizing it was a sequel beforehand. I don’t know why I seem to have gone through a string of this lately. I need to up my Goodreads search skills.

Anyway, despite not having read the first novel, I didn’t have any trouble following along with Knight. Many early events sound pretty similar to other series (games and novels) that I’ve seen in the past, so that helped a lot.

I enjoyed reading about Zahn’s alien races and how they function as individuals and society. If I’m honest, those were the highlights of this novel to me. That doesn’t mean the rest was bad, just that these moments and revelations stole the show as far as I’m concerned.

Thanks to Tor Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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