Horizon, by Tabitha Lord, A Review

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On Tour With Tabitha Lord and Novels Horizon and Infinity

A Book Review

From futuristic to early civilization, Horizon takes us on an exciting trip into time and space. Yet early civilization isn’t thousands of years ago, but new planets that have been inhabited by humans.

Almagest is one of those habitable planets. At some point it lost its knowledge of technology, leaving it to appear an earlier time.

That is where we first meet Caeli Crys. The young woman is alone, on the run after nearly all of the people in her village were killed by another split off faction of men. Caeli is a healer. So when a jet crashes near her hiding place, she is compelled to rescue the man who survives. Barely alive, she saves his life.

The survivor is Derek Markham, commander of a fleet of ships that fly to and from The Horizon, a master ship. The Horizon’s assignment has been to protect and help stop invasions from a few rogue groups that wish to invade other habitable planets.

Peace vs. Unrest

The story is told incorporating the past, as Caeli tells Derek of what happened that has left her alone. The author brings us back to the present with the growing feelings between the two as well as with the eminent threats from both within and without the planet. One planet amidst of galaxy of inhabited others.

Derek knows the pain of losing people he cares about. He had been trying to rescue many.

Caeli relives the event, sharing details with Derek, drawing the reader in further into her life, from peaceful to violent. All the while wondering why? Were the Amathi after power? Destiny? Or could is be a comparison of a complicated versus simple life? The story certainly shows how one evil man can change the fate of all this around him?

Thoughts

It is a very entertaining story. Intriguing to see many planets occupied by humans sometime in the future. Disturbing to realize that some things never change. Control will always drive some.

As an allegory, these days it is fairly easy to compare it to real life. Once many humans have wealth or power they often want still more. Will humans always be drawn into that competition? What if they don’t?

While Horizon has a satisfying ending, you can tell there will be at least a Book Two. There is much left to be resolved, as you would expect when you are traveling to other planets. Happily, the second book, Infinity will be released on June 6th, 2017.

The novel is suitable for nearly any reader, except for a few sexual scenes that may not be appropriate for younger readers.

Definitely worthwhile to follow. I’m looking forward to the events of book two, when Caeli returns to her home planet to rescue the remnants.

Ms Lord is currently on a virtual book tour with iRead Book Tours. You’ll find the schedule below, showing the wide variety of sites on the tour. Do check them out. You will find interviews, articles, reviews and more. It is a great way to learn more about the author, her books, and her characters.

Enjoy!

 

Book Details:
Book Title: Horizon by Tabitha Lord
Category: Adult Fiction, 314 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: December 2015
Tour dates: May 22 to July 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There are a few, moderately explicit sex scenes, genocide, rape, and moderate language.)Book Description:Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life.Commander Derek Markham awakens stranded on an uncharted planet. His co-pilot is dead, his ship is in ruins, and he’s only alive because a beautiful young woman is healing him with her mind.As Derek recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When Derek’s command ship, Horizon, sends rescue, Derek convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers—full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli’s unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.

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Book Details:Book Title: Infinity by Tabitha Lord
Category: Adult Fiction, 304 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: June 6, 2017
Tour dates: May 22 to July 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (violence, non-explicit sex, language)Book Description:In the second installment of the award-winning Horizon series, Dr. Caeli Crys returns to her war-torn world to fight for those she left behind.Almagest, Caeli’s home, stands on the brink of revolution. Long hidden from the rest of the galaxy, the once-peaceful planet suffers under a regime that grows more violent and oppressive by the day. Marcus, Almagest’s dictator, is building an arsenal of alien weaponry by selling empathic children into slavery. A resistance has risen, but they are outmanned, outgunned, and in hiding.Joined by Commander Derek Markham and his elite squadron of operatives, Caeli embarks on a dangerous mission to find the Resistance, rescue her captive people, and save her civilization from destruction.

 

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Meet the Author:


Tabitha currently lives in Rhode Island. She is married, has four great kids, two spoiled cats, and lovable lab mix. Her degree is in Classics from College of the Holy Cross and she taught Latin for years at an independent Waldorf school, where she now serves on the Board of Trustees.

Tabitha’s debut novel, Horizon, won the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize for Self-Published Fiction in 2016, and was named finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and National Indie Excellence Awards. Infinity, the second book in the Horizon series, will be released in June 2017. Her short story “Homecoming” appears in the anthology Sirens, edited by Rhonda Parrish and published by World Weaver Press, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also a senior editor for www.BookClubBabble.com.

Visit her blog at www.tabithalordauthor.com where she discusses favorite topics including parenting, teaching, and her writing journey.

Connect with Tabitha: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

May 22 – Working Mommy Journal – review of Horizon / giveaway
May 22 – To Be Read – review of Horizon
May 23 – Working Mommy Journal – review of Infinity / giveaway
May 24 – 411 on Books, Authors and Publishing News – spotlight / guest post/giveaway
May 25 – Bound 4 Escape – review of Horizon / giveaway
May 26 – Cheryl’ Book Nook – review of Horizon / author interview / giveaway
May 29 – Book review nature photos and everything in between – review of Horizon
May 30 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Horizon / giveaway
May 31 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Horizon / giveaway
May 31 – Lisa Loves Literature – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 1   – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review on Horizon
June 2   – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review on Infinity
June 5   – Haddie’s Haven – review of Horizon / guest post / giveaway
June 6   – The Autistic Gamer – review of Horizon
June 7   – The Autistic Gamer – review of Infinity
June 8   – Library of Clean Reads – review of Horizon / giveaway
June 9   – Cheryl’ Book Nook – review of Infinity / giveaway
June 12 – To Be Read – review of Infinity
June 12 – Deal Sharing Aunt – review of Horizon / giveaway
June 13 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Infinity / giveaway
June 14 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – review of Horizon
June 15 – Bound 4 Escape – review of Infinity / giveaway
June 16 – 100 Pages A Day – review of Horizon / guest post / giveaway
June 19 – Elsie’s Audiobook Digest – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 20 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Infinity / giveaway
June 21 – Deal Sharing Aunt – review of Infinity / giveaway
June 22 – Books, Dreams, Life – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 26 – Nighttime Reading Center – review of Horizon / giveaway
June 27 – Crossroad Reviews – review of Horizon
June 28 – Baker Kella – review of Horizon / author interview / giveaway
June 29 – Baker Kella – review of Infinity / giveaway
June 30 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views – review of Horizon
July 3   – Book review nature photos and everything in between – review of Infinity
July 4   – Sharing Stories – review of Horizon
July 4   – Books for Books – review of Horizon
July 5   – Lukten av trykksverte – review of Horizon / giveaway
July 6   – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Horizon / guest post
July 7   – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Infinity
July 7   – A Book Geek – review of Horizon
July 10 – Nighttime Reading Center – review of Infinity / giveaway
July 11 – Books for Books – review of Infinity
July 11 – Crossroad Reviews – review of Infinity
July 12 – Lukten av trykksverte – review of Infinity / giveaway
July 13 – A Book Geek – review of Infinity
July 13 – Reviews in the City – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 14 – Sharing Stories – review of Infinity
July 14 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views – review of Infinity

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  1. Thanks so much for the review and spotlight today!

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