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Call of the Stars (Zenkoti Fables, Episode 1) by Petra Landon

Call of the Stars (Zenkoti Fables, Episode 1) by Petra Landon, Reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews
On a mining outpost, in a distant corner of the Universe, a young woman dreams of the stars, inexplicably drawn to them.

When fate thrusts her into an exhilarating adventure, she joins a motley crew of bounty hunters seeking to avenge an injustice. Entangled in a dangerous cat and mouse game with the powerful Guild Coalition that controls the Inner Worlds, she learns to dodge greedy corporations and space outlaws. When a shocking secret hints at her own mysterious past, she must distinguish friend from foe amongst the Synths, Renegades, InnerWorlders and RimWorlders, who each hold a piece of the riddle she must solve.
Source: I downloaded a copy of this book from the author's website.
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: eBook
Publication Date: February 10, 2018
Series: Zenkoti Fables


Call of the Stars is a terrific first episode in a science fiction series! Novi, the protagonist, is an adventurous and impulsive young woman who follows a lead, only to become an unwilling stowaway on a spaceship. Landon provides just enough of Novi's history to make her an engaging character while leaving much to discuss about Novi in future episodes.

Call of the Stars is a pretty quick read, but the premise is promising; a space adventure filled with political intrigue, a roguish rebel/freedom fighter whose motives have yet to be revealed, a protagonist whose past is somewhat of a mystery, and the potential of a romance. Landon is setting the scene for an intriguing and adventurous space opera that will appeal to science fiction and fantasy fans alike.

I am anxious to read the next episode Landon has made available to readers, and will avidly follow "The Zenkoti Fables!"

About Petra Landon

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Petra has always possessed a very active imagination. One inherited from her father. Or so she believes. As a child, her father would regale her with fantastic tales of creatures and beasts that lived amidst them. While invisible to her, they were in regular communication with her father. Or so she was told. He built an imaginary world for her that she reveled in for most of her early childhood. He also helped inculcate a love of books in her. As she grew older, her reading list broadened to include anything and everything she could lay her hands on. Her first apartment after college was carefully selected on the basis of its proximity to book shops and the local library. Over the years, no matter how busy life got, Petra would always have a stack of books by her bedside, to be read during moments snatched from her studies, her job and other activities of life. She has a secondary passion that she built a career on. For years, she would imagine stories and tales in her head, sometimes sketching out detailed characters and events. Inspiration would come from traveling, reading a great book, watching a fun movie or TV show or even just a conversation. Occasionally, if she felt let down by the ending of a promising book, she would imagine an alternative and more satisfactory ending for herself.

Then a few years ago, she started jotting down little snippets of stories every now and then, mainly to stop obsessing over them. Eventually, encouraged by her husband, she embarked on a mission – to write a short story. Though she worked long and hard at it, the short story never did get completed. Once she started writing in earnest, even a few stolen hours a week, the stories kept pouring out of her. She found that the labor and discipline of putting her thoughts down on paper could not keep up with her active imagination. Before long, she had compiled a list of novels in various stages of completion, but none complete. What she needed, she told herself, was discipline. It took her another year to complete her first book, The Mercenary, primarily because she could never quite banish the other story ideas that seemed to pop up in her head at regular intervals. The book, a tale set in a world far away, belongs to the Science Fiction genre. Her husband, encouraging as always, advised her to complete her half-written Urban Fantasy novel and publish that first, suggesting that the genre of Urban Fantasy might enjoy a wider audience.

For Petra, it has been a long journey and a dream decades in the making to come to this point. She’s very excited and a tad anxious to finally publish her first book. She very much hopes that people love her quirky characters and vivid stories as much as she loved putting them down on paper.

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