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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
“Ensign Maya Davis has had her sights set on the captaincy of a starship since she launched her first toy rocket into Earth's orbit at age four. But not long after she departs the solar system aboard humankind's first interstellar vessel, New Horizons, sabotage cripples the ship, killing a third of the crew and stranding the expedition light years from home under the siege of hostile forces. Without knowing who she can trust, Maya must risk her life to get the crew home and prevent the genocide of the very exospecies Horizons set out to contact.”
Beyond the Horizon is the second book of the sci-fi drama/adventure series Beyond Saga by Greg Spry. Having read the first installment, Beyond Cloud Nine, I looked forward to reading more about Brooke Davis and her niece Maya, whom Brooke had raised following the death of Brooke’s sister, Marie. Spry gives readers of the series another intricate and intriguing plot laced with conspiracy. The quality of the world-building is maintained and vividly described; the action scenes are as thrilling as its predecessor.
Personally, I feel the narrative is more solid compared to Book 1. Maya is not as flawed as her aunt, but no doubt she can match Brooke’s stubbornness and wit. I’m glad that both Maya and Brooke carry the story together as lead protagonists. It certainly makes the reading more exciting. Brooke is not meant to be a grounded civilian flight instructor anyway. Simply put, this is a great follow-up to Book 1. The story continues in Book 3, Beyond Yesterday.