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Reviewed by Ammaarah Seboa for Readers' Favorite
Saltome, Empress of the Realm, commits the ultimate sacrifice and the Imperial Star’s crown now falls to her heir-apparent, the young Jenanine Blackwater. With one year left until she is trained by Empress Saltome for her future role, Jenanine thinks that by becoming Empress, one’s duty is to attend dinners and balls. However, her world is about to be turned upside down with the newfound treachery that lurks on the horizon in The Solar Realm by PM Black.
I loved this book! It intrigued me from the first page, and when a potentially evil subplot was revealed, I was hooked. The Solar Realm by PM Black is a science fiction fantasy filled with fierce female lead characters. One of my favorites is Empress Saltome. She is a strong and beautiful character with an innate sense of justice. I applaud Black for bringing such iconic female characters to life. Written from the first-person point-of-view, each of the main characters is given perspective and each point of view was clearly stated, making the story easy to follow. It also includes a portrait of each of the characters, and a map of Elphire, the homeland of Jenanine. The story is written at a moderate pace and no corners have been cut when it comes to the novel’s setting or the introduction of new characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it and urge anyone who has a liking for strong female leads, fantasy, mystery, and magic to get a copy. I can't wait for more books in this series.