raphyel m. jordan

Review of ‘Darkest Voyage’

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The war for peace has gone on far too long, and hopes for galactic peace grow ever dim. General Vuro, head of Prossia’s military must choose an option that, though necessary, is likely to produce an outcome that pleases no one.

Darkest Voyage by Raphyel Jordan is a space combat epic that almost makes my list of recommended reading. The theme is okay, but the editing and grammar leaves much to be desired. The characters are almost there – a bit predictable, and wooden in places. The author has a grand idea, but it’s executed in a less than grand style. He nonetheless shows promise.

I received a free copy of this book, but regrettably, I can only give it three stars.

Review of ‘Evaluations of the Tribe

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Best friends, Aly and Catty, have their friendship tested when they must learn what they need to know to ensure the survival of their tribe and planet. Evaluations of the Tribe by Raphyel M. Jordan is a science fiction novel about alien beings and an alien environment, but is also a coming-of-age novel of a sort. An interesting theme written in rather choppy and simplistic language, that switches back and forth between Aly and Catty at a relatively breakneck pace.

Not sure how to categorize this book. The author says it’s not a book for young readers, but the language usage is more appropriate for younger readers than more mature readers. I have mixed emotions about it – high marks for the theme, a few points off for the writing style, I end up giving it three and a half stars.