Embers Reviews

The reviews for Embers of War have started to come in. Here are some choice quotes and links to the full reviews…

“Powell has begun a great sci-fi series, one likely to delight fans of Peter F Hamilton and Iain M Banks.  Great stuff.” Starburst Magazine

“Vivid and sharp, and at times grittily poetic.” Locus Magazine

“Compelling and satisfying.” – the Guardian

“Deep and juicy in the details… a morality play within a space opera, with literary-style character exploration in thriller-style structure and pacing.” – New York Journal of Books

“Powell has a good line in striking images and pulpy set-pieces, while the final third of the novel builds to a satisfyingly large-scale climax, and sets up a status quo that hints at some promising directions for the rest of the saga.” – SFX 

“This is a true space opera, full of suspense, and mystery, and stuff blowing up real good—but it’s the humanity of Powell’s vision that truly makes it something special.” Barnes & Noble 

“It’s hugely entertaining, and hints at a wider universe with the tantalising prospect of filling a Banksian hole in modern sci-fi.” – British Fantasy Society

Embers of War is a thoroughly exciting pageturner, full of characters and personalities I couldn’t get enough of, and it sets up the next novel in the series beautifully.” – For Winter Nights

“A space odyssey you are sure to fall in love with.”FangirlNation Magazine

“I think my favorite bit was how it was written. They was just a…I’m not even sure how to describe it, a higher quality of style, in the way it was written. There was an eloquence that I don’t always find in books, yet I found within these pages, that I appreciated and admired. I would have enjoyed the book for the writing alone (but lucky for me, the story was pretty fantastic, too).”Erlebnisse

“A first-rate author of space opera and alternate history.” – SFRevue

“This book delivers.” Jaine Fenn

“This is an excellently paced adventure that swells with energy and force, upping the stakes at every turn of the page. It also manages to consider some heady and relevant questions as it jumps in and out of hyperspace.” BookPage

“A fantastic space opera with tight prose, fast pacing, and unforgettable characters.” Looking Glass Reads

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Author: Gareth L Powell


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