Audiobook Review: The Darker The Skies

 

Welcome to the iReads book Tour for The Darker The Skies & The Brighter The Stars by Bryan Prosek!

Book Details:

 

​Book Title:  The Darker the Skies by Bryan Prosek
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  292 pages
Genre: YA Science Fiction 
Publisher:  CamCat Books 
Release date:  November 2022
Content Rating: PG. It’s very clean.

Book Description:

 

It only takes one to make a difference.

Just days before Jake Saunders plans on proposing to the love of his life, Jake is called upon once again to save his home, Earth. The Earthen Legion troops and its allies think they’re battling only pirates, but a new, more powerful foe from another galaxy flanks their forces and invades, in search of a weapon the planet didn’t even know it had.

​When Jake learns that this new enemy was responsible for the death of his father many years ago, he realizes he can finally face his true nemesis. The odds are stacked against Jake, but with the help of his friends and allies he’s made along the way, he must rally the remaining Legion troops and retake Earth before it’s too late. The fate of Earth and the fate of his love, rest in the balance.

 

Also enjoy the first installment in Bryan Prosek’s exciting series:
Book Details:

 

​Book Title:  The Brighter the Stars by Bryan Prosek
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  256 pages
Genre: YA Science Fiction 
Publisher:  CamCat Books 
Release date:  November 2020
Formats Available for Review: audiobook (Book Funnel download), and ebook (EPUB, PDF, Book Funnel download)
Tour dates: Nov 14 to Dec 9, 2022
Content Rating: PG. It’s very clean.

Book Description:

 

Caught between love and revenge, Jake has one chance to live up to the man his uncle was.

Earth crashed into interstellar politics as a lightweight, lagging so far behind other planetary weapons systems everyone feared they wouldn’t survive first contact with other worlds without quick action. By 2185, Earth had united itself into five geographic sectors and developed a defense system powerful enough to keep aggressors at bay—for now, at least.

Jake Saunders became a Legion soldier to honor the memory of his war hero uncle, who was brutally murdered in front of him when he was still a young teen. Fast forward a few years, and Jake and his best friend Cal have been tasked with escorting Cal’s older sister Diane to become Earth’s ambassador on a far-off planet. It’s the opportunity of Diane’s career, very likely a lifetime post. But for Jake, that could mean a lifetime’s heartbreak. He has loved Diane since they were kids, and every step closer to that ambassador assignment is a step closer to goodbye.

​But somebody is after more than Earth’s defense, and Jake, Cal, and Diane are on a trajectory to crash headlong into that dangerous plot. Somebody wants to play Earth against its most immediate threat, Craton, and convince both to develop super weapons—and he’s working with the person who killed Jake’s uncle all those years ago. When he reappears on Jake, Cal, and Diane’s journey to the ambassadorship, Jake is faced with difficult choices to look out for his friends and honor his uncle’s memory.

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Meet the Author:

Bryan Prosek is a science fiction writer and business attorney. Along with his debut The Brighter the Stars and the forthcoming A Measure of Serenity, he has published books and articles in legal trade journals and magazines. When he isn’t writing or practicing law, you can probably find him watching science fiction movies or television shows. He loves the big screen and the small screen. There’s a good chance that he’ll be watching one of the numerous Star Trek movies or series, but he could be watching anything from Guardians of the Galaxy to The Conjuring.

 

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 

 
Enter the Giveaway:
 

The DARKER THE SKIES Book Tour Giveaway

 

 

 

My Thoughts on The Darker The Skies

I fell in-love with the Sci-Fi/ Fantasy genre several years ago (After watching Stargate Atlantis) and haven’t looked back. Bryan Prosek drove home why.

I listen to this book via audiobook.

I read the first book in the series, The Brighter the Stars, earlier last week and really enjoyed the world that Bryan Prosek developed. He has a different way of writing that is very engaging. It was interesting to see how he developed his characters and the world he created.

Again he brought his characters to life in this book. I will say I enjoyed The Darker The Skies better than the previous book probably just because I had a better sense of what was going on and there wasn’t as much world building in this one. Although, there was a good amount of recall to catch you up.

Overall this was a very hardcord sci-fi book, that I definitely suggest reading vs listening to. It was much easier when I went through and read the pages vs listening. But I really enjoyed the story!

Aside from the expected learning curve of the world building this was a good story, this was a great second book in the series and I am looking forward to more.

3.5 Stars rounded to 4 for Amazon benefit 🙂

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

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