This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
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!