I got Dust & Lightning by Rebecca Crundon from the author for free, for a fair and honest review.

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By the year 4054, humans have inhabited multiple solar systems are, taking a spaceship is as commonplace as taking an aeroplane.

However, not everything about the future is so advanced. The central planets, led by Earth, have risen high at the expense of cheap labour on distant worlds.

Dissent is widespread and arrests are common. Sometimes prisoners are released; sometimes they disappear without a trace, sent to labour camps in other solar systems.

When Ames Emerys receives a letter telling him that his brother Callum has died en route to the remote planet of Kilnin, he takes the first ship he can off Earth, desperate for answers. But the secrets Ames uncovers prove far more dangerous than he could have imagined.

And trouble isn’t far behind.


I started to read this book with some trepidation, as this is the first book I have got directly from the writer, However, after reading the first few pages, I no longer had this fear.

The Writing style of Rebecca Crundon was so easy to read,it was like they were reading the story to me personally.This is something that can happen if I have read the author  before, but this is the first time it has happened so quickly on a brand new writer to me.  

Another thing that worked well was the world building not just, how the Earth was was ruled, during the period of the book, also the planet Kilnin, with the type of creatures on the planet.

I have only one complaint about the story, although I loved the way the story ended, I do think this is a book that would make a great series, as I feel there is so many places the story could go.


I would recomend this book to people who like Sc-fi, as well as people who love a great story in a similar vain of a classic spy thriller. If You like these types of books, or you just want to read a great story,then I would recommend,you read,Dust & Lightning by Rebecca Crundon.

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