On the Winds of Quasars

Fiction - Science Fiction
356 Pages
Reviewed on 09/27/2021
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

On the Winds of Quasars is a work of science fiction with plenty of action and adventure, and was penned by author T. A. Bruno. Suitable for the adult reading audience due to explicit violence, this work focuses on Denton and Eliana Castus after their harrowing trials in Orbit of Sirens. The world of Kamaria is vastly changed and more dangerous than ever, so when children Cade and Nella Castus are taken from home and find themselves in the wilderness, there seems little hope of survival. We follow these young, terrified souls as a deadly winged beast tracks their every move. Meanwhile, their parents uncover something as they search for their children, which may change the wider fate of the world itself.

I am always impressed with T. A. Bruno’s ability to create science fiction that also feels literary for its depth, poignancy, and attention to detail in character. One of the features I admired most about On the Winds of Quasars was its ability to present real drama and terror without over-sensationalizing anything or relying on gimmicks to make the next twist come to life. Because we are so rooted in the Castus family’s personalities, their bonds with one another, and their life so far, it becomes easy to build tension with every decision they make in case it turns out badly for them. Without wishing to spoil anything for readers, the conceptual work for the children’s captor was spectacular and thought-provoking, and the journey they attempt to get home was fraught with danger. Overall, I would highly recommend On the Winds of Quasars and The Song of Kamaria series in general for science fiction fans everywhere.

Rabia Tanveer

On the Winds of Quasars is the second novel in The Song of Kamaria series by T. A. Bruno. The story of the Castus family continues as they come across bigger dangers and even more treacherous enemies. Denton and Eliana are barely able to keep up with the past when a new tragedy strikes. Their children, Cade and Nella, are kidnapped and taken somewhere. Denton and Eliana know they have very little time before they lose their children forever. On the flip side, Nella and Cade have to rely on their abilities to stay safe in the wilderness and get back home. Their captors are hot on their heels, and Nella and Cade must do everything they can to get back to the safety of their home. However, their parents have no idea of the danger they are about to uncover. If they are not careful, their life on Kamaria will be changed forever.

This is a high-intensity, action-packed novel. The action is amazing, but it doesn't outshine the brilliant story! The plot flows incredibly well and allows the reader to become one with the characters. The plot is intense; it is sharp and carefully woven to develop readers' interest early on. Rich with dialogues and imaginative imagery, the reader will feel like they are watching an action movie rather than reading a novel. Although it is categorized as science fiction, fans of adventure and drama will also enjoy this immensely. Author T.A. Bruno has a knack for writing emotionally charged scenes. Thanks to that, I had zero issues in forming a connection with the characters. You can feel the fear that Nella and Cade feel and experience the first-hand desperation of Denton and Eliana as they search for their children. On the Winds of Quasars is a fantastic novel with an expressive narrative that binds readers to the story from the get-go.

Steven Robson

On the Winds of Quasars by T. A. Bruno is a science fiction exploration of the repercussions of introducing new life into existing ecosystems, told through the very human eyes of the Castus family. In this second installment of The Songs of Kamaria Series, Cade and Nella Castus become victims in the intricate power play between diverse, powerful life forms seemingly intent on total control. Caught up in this conflagration are the Auk’nai, the indigenous inhabitants of Kamaria, whose innocence and peaceful existence have been forever altered; a species infinitely in sync with their natural world, attuned to the very resonance of their environment. This is a fast-paced race through wildly varied and interesting territory as loving parents desperately strive to rescue their children. In the course of this journey, many frightening secrets will be unveiled. Secrets no one may survive.

T. A. Bruno’s On the Winds of Quasars is not just a gripping adventure on a universal scale. It is also a compelling road to discovery in terms of human emotions, strengths and weaknesses, and the incredible power we can unleash through these traits; power for both good and evil. We have characters of real strength like Nella, who has overcome her lack of hearing to soar to new heights, and Eliana, whose endurance and strength are unquestionable. And not just the human elements exhibit such depth; the Auk’nai and Auk’gnel come across as very real in both their substantive differences and, in some ways, commonality to humans. It is quite easy to have empathy with them and their ongoing changing circumstances. Combined with the immersive backdrops against which this story unfolds, there is ample content to engross the most demanding readers.

100 Acre Wood Library

As Denton and Eliana search for their missing children, they uncover something that will change all life on Kamaria forever
On the Winds of Quasars is one of the best sci-fi books I have ever read. Bruno's world of Kamaria is immersive and magnificent. With an amazing landscapes, interesting aliens, and loveable characters, Bruno's Song of Kamaria will be a winner for any sci-fi fan. I loved the stunning internal designs by Jason Michael Hall