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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
Crater's Edge by Lucy Andrews is a gripping science fiction story with a futuristic setting in 2235. Earth hasn’t stopped colonizing the planets, but the City of Three Craters seems to beat the indefatigable colonizers. In the underground tunnels, miners face the worse challenges — power failures and mysterious accidents that make everyone think that the place is bewitched. Kalen Trinneer is sent to investigate the site, but he will meet the toughest resistance, something he never envisioned. Follow this character on a journey to find the truth, a journey that will bring him face to face with the most daunting challenges, help him find love, and experience betrayal. The transformation that takes place along this path and the impact of the truth on him will surprise readers.
Lucy Andrews demonstrates a unique skill for storytelling, weaving a tale that will delight readers. The world she creates has elements of a dystopian future and the narrative reflects the resilience of the human spirit. The author depicts humanity as the conqueror, always greedy to achieve more, but then there are consequences — a warning that will be welcomed by readers who are keen on environmental themes. The story starts a bit slowly, but quickly gains momentum. I was pulled into the plot from the very first page, thanks to the intriguing way the protagonist is introduced and the strong elements of the setting that make references to the settlements, a place where one is “never alone.” Crater's Edge features powerful plot points, and a well-developed conflict that moves the plot forward and creates the intrigue that keeps readers turning the pages. An interesting tale with a strong appeal for fans of science fiction and a dystopian setting.