Dark Cascade

Galacticide

Fiction - Science Fiction
365 Pages
Reviewed on 11/22/2022
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Reviewed by Tawny Molina for Readers' Favorite

Dark Cascade (Galacticide) by Bert-Oliver Boehmer is a sprawling space opera epic that ranges over multiple races and characters, soaring through dark voids, zealous AIs, and reality-bending multi-universe concepts. This story follows Kel Chaada as he travels through the galaxy, attempting to prevent another galaxy-wide devastating event by taking the fight directly to the enemy’s home. The story is filled to the brim with amazingly creative alien races, some humanoid, some as far away from human concepts as possible. It is difficult to sum up this novel in a way that will give it due credit as so much happens and the whole ordeal is exciting!

I find it hard to describe this novel in a limited word count. This novel offers so much from the fantastic dramatic aspects expected of a space drama to science fiction world-building that puts many a classic to shame. I found the alien races, in particular, to be interesting to read about. Many science fiction novels will pile on hundreds of humanoid aliens, never really departing from what we already know. The races in Bert-Oliver Boehmer’s work are so varied that I cannot even list them here. The world-building of Dark Cascade is heavy and multi-layered, and you can tell a lot of time and love went into this book. After reading this, I plan on going back to read more of Boehmer’s work. I would suggest any sci-fi fan does the same. Totally worth it!