Throw Back Thursday Review – The 5 Moons of Tiiana by Paul T. Harry

Published December 18, 2014 by Kaitlin Michelle

 

TBTI previously had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the hosting company I used for the blog, and all of my content was deleted.  I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what  I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections.  I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂

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Goodreads Summary:

After saving the Princess of Melela from certain death at the hands of the alien-hybrid Relcor and getting her off planet, Captain Rez Cantor is in a quandary. Instead of reaching a safe haven as planned, the unthinkable happens and the results leave him injured and alone on an alien moon with no recollection of how he got there. To make matters worse his life is in danger, for floating just over his head is strange alien cloud—a vaporous form eagerly trying to devour him.
Welcome to the 5 moons of Tiiana—five moons unlike any other in the galaxy.
5 Moons is an epic first person narrative following Rez as he searches for the answers to the mysteries surrounding Tiiana, the blood-red gas giant and her five orbiting moons. But first, he will need to survive and adapt. Second, locate the princess. And third, save the races of Tiiana from annihilation.
The journey begins on Urlena, a water-covered moon populated by the Aquella, a race forced to live underwater because of Giragoc, the cloud God, who rules the sky.
Next comes Boutal-a medieval moon divided between three rival races, the human-looking Motula, the ape-wolf Solula, and the flying gargoyles known as the Brata.
Aura is a dead moon ruled by robots, the only surviving remnants of the first moon war.
Zin is a moon peopled by the Zecla-a warrior race of locust who breed uncontrollably every 2000 years crushing and devouring everything in their path.
And lastly, there is Vashia, the cool blue moon ruled by the Visi-a race of ghosts who hold the key to everything.
Intrigued by this wondrous array of moons and beings? Perhaps then you’d like to join Rez on his quest.
The journey begins on page one . . .

My Thoughts:

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was not a sci-fi book I enjoyed. If you are a hard core science fiction fan, you might enjoy this, but I am not. I did not feel like the book flowed easily. It seemed disconnected, and I had trouble finding interest in continuing to read it. I also felt like it was just another sci-fi book, and by that I mean it felt familiar and unoriginal. Rez is a military officer on Melela (a planet that has been taken over by the vicious Relcor). The current rulers are sentenced to death by the Relcor aliens (not just banned as Rez originally thought). The queen asks Rez to save her daughter, and to help her escape. He ends up going through a portal with the princess and ends up on the planet Tiiana. Anything else I say will give away the book, but needless to say Rez, the hero, saves the princess and the galaxy. BLAH BLAH BLAH. The moons of Tianna are all distinct with different characters, ect. I did not feel like this book was exciting, nor did I find the characters very engaging, but from other reviews I appear to be the only one who felt this way. It was easy to put down, and hard to put back up. I do recommend that you read other reviews on Amazon and such, if you love sci-fi, because other than me, people seem to love this story.

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