Monday, February 27, 2017
Dominion by D.A. Hewitt
It's the year 2075. Lunar mining and processing facilities have prospered near the lunar south pole, where the Moon's largest city, Valhalla, rests on the rim of the Shackleton Crater.
Dominion Off-Earth Resources has beaten the competition into space and is ready to establish its monopoly with the opening of the orbiting space resort Dominion. But Pettit Space Industries has a secret plan to emerge as a major contender in the commercialization of space. The upstart company is training the first space rescue squad at a secluded off-grid site in Barrow, Alaska.
The rescue squad gets nearly more than it can handle when its first mission involves the Pope, who's traveling to the Moon to establish the Lunar See. During the rescue attempt, they discover Earth is imperiled by an asteroid large enough to cause mass extinction. Using the unique skills taught during their training, skills emphasized by the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung, these Jungi Knights must elevate their game if they are to save both the Earth and the Pope—while not getting killed in the process.
My Take: This book was okay. I found that some of the descriptions were a bit long and I didn't really get the whole Catholic church was a big part of the world politics and thus were a big part of the moon politics. I liked the part of the story at the first that was set on earth more than the part that was set in space. I have just recently started reading sci fi so maybe some of this is usual for the genre but it bugged me. I thought that the two characters that were children of the founders of the two companies were a little selfish and didn't really think about how their actions were going to affect others. There is insta love so if that is a turn off for you be aware. Even though it may not seem like it. I actually would like to see more of these characters just to see if they grow up any. I think this was okay for a beginning but it could be alot more.
I received a review copy of this book from Pump up Your book, in exchange for my honest review.