This is a book that BBE had in to edit. It didn’t appeal to me at all. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong This book is amazing.
Two genres I don’t normally read are sci-fi and special ops. This takes the two and binds them together in a plait of intrigue, underground government departments, humour and special operations. By the end of the first chapter it had me. I was blown away by this book. I loved the characters and the way they gelled. I couldn’t put it down and editing it wasn’t a chore—it was an honour.
It is intelligent and well researched. The Author’s knowledge of weaponry and how Special Ops teams work is incredible. Johnson makes the extra sensory elements of the book believable. It pulls you into the character’s lives and makes you care about the outcome. It’s witty which, lightens the tension at appropriate times and encourages you to like the characters by adding another layer to the action.
One of the best Indie books I have ever read.
This author has been a firm favourite of mine for several years. Her humour and characterisation are fantastic. This is the first book in the Starbirth Series and it’s Highly recommended. In fact, we’d like to give it a BBE Recommended Read award.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.