By Blood Or By Star 2

Fiction - Science Fiction
322 Pages
Reviewed on 04/26/2023
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Reviewed by Stephanie Chapman for Readers' Favorite

Tyler E.C. Burnworth’s Apogee is the second book in the By Blood or By Star series. The story is divided into three parts. Starlight, the first part, features Abraham and Djet. Agent Smithers of the Ghost Society had approached Abraham, claiming that he could provide answers to the questions that plagued Abraham. Captain Vase asked Djet to find Abraham after he disappeared. Spectre finds Abraham and platoon members Larry, Tayla, and Savony undergoing training for the Ghost Society. Being a police officer allowed Djet the opportunity to go undercover. The catch is that they will inject her with a temporary post-human ability so she can infiltrate the Pathfinders. In the third part, Ghost Planet 001, Abraham is tested on a solo mission to gain intel on a rogue military base. A rogue contingent of Pathfinders has accepted Djet. Both of them are facing impossible odds.

Apogee is full of espionage, discovery, and suspense. The supporting characters were important in every scene and added intrigue to the plot. Captain Vase seems to be a catalyst for both Abraham and Djet. Abraham had been in a relationship with her, and Djet had a crush on her. The intense attention to detail on the various planets, buildings, and spacecraft was exceptional. Every moment was easy to envision. The vivid inner perspectives of Abraham and Djet displayed their strengths and faults. The Ghost Society and the Pathfinders were both rogue units of the Human Collective, and I was so engrossed in the story that the cliffhanger ending shocked me. I wanted to know what each group was planning, and it was difficult to pick who was good or evil. I am eager to read the sequel to get answers. Apogee by Tyler E.C. Burnworth is the perfect book for fans of dystopian stories with relatable characters.