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Greg Spry

Author of Beyond Cloud Nine

3 Works 104 Members 7 Reviews

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Works by Greg Spry

Beyond Cloud Nine (2014) 64 copies, 5 reviews
Beyond the Horizon (2016) 26 copies, 2 reviews
Beyond Yesterday (2017) 14 copies

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What a wonderfully unexpected adventure! Set in the year 2247 there are aspects of the sci-fi genre present that we have all grown to expect and love but then parts of this book that are different and will surprise you. I stayed fully engrossed in Brooke Davis as your lead heroine, especially because she is anything but typical and what you would expect but it makes her all the more relatable and tangible. Really looking forward to the next instalment by Greg Spry, loved the action fighter pilot scenes, the drama's involving every character and seeing every character evolve in different ways, you never get bored!… (more)
 
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mookoomoo | 4 other reviews | Mar 19, 2017 |
This book is unique in its' own element, and a great read - I was amazed from the beginning till the end. I know I have started reading the Beyond Saga in the wrong order, as I started reading Book 2 before Book 1, but as mentioned by the author, Book 2 can be read as a standalone - which is true, as I didn't feel lost or confused by what's happening in the book.

To start off, I love the sci-fi theme going on in this book, I was amazed by the overall story plot and the attention to detail to keep the flow of the story. The characters were well-written and well-developed, and I find them to be very engaging - especially the two main female leads (Maya and her aunt, Brooke). This book explored various topics: family relationships, politics, aliens, time-travel and conspiracy, etc. - just to name a few. It's packed with a whole lot of action that you have to love, and will keep you engaged throughout. Overall, I found this book to be very enjoyable with it's ending being perfectly presented in a way that leaves the reader content, while also allowing them to look forward to what's to come in the upcoming books of the Saga.

This book definitely deserves the high rating, and I recommend this book to all those who are looking for a new sci-fi adventure to discover - you definitely won't be disappointed. Looking forward to start reading Book 1: Beyond Cloud Nine, and awaiting for the release of Book 3: Beyond Yesterday - and many more parts of Saga to come!

Also, wanted to add that I love the cover art, it's amazing - the details shown to the colours used (the reds in particular) plus the layout with the text is clean and simple in a way :)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book (e-book version) from the author in exchange for an honest review, and the author was kind enough to send both Book 1 and Book 2.
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aprilmaymay44 | 1 other review | Oct 20, 2016 |
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This book is unique in its' own element, and a great read - I was amazed from the beginning till the end. I know I have started reading the Beyond Saga in the wrong order, as I started reading Book 2 before Book 1, but as mentioned by the author, Book 2 can be read as a standalone - which is true, as I didn't feel lost or confused by what's happening in the book.

To start off, I love the sci-fi theme going on in this book, I was amazed by the overall story plot and the attention to detail to keep the flow of the story. The characters were well-written and well-developed, and I find them to be very engaging - especially the two main female leads (Maya and her aunt, Brooke). This book explored various topics: family relationships, politics, aliens, time-travel and conspiracy, etc. - just to name a few. It's packed with a whole lot of action that you have to love, and will keep you engaged throughout. Overall, I found this book to be very enjoyable with it's ending being perfectly presented in a way that leaves the reader content, while also allowing them to look forward to what's to come in the upcoming books of the Saga.

This book definitely deserves the high rating, and I recommend this book to all those who are looking for a new sci-fi adventure to discover - you definitely won't be disappointed. Looking forward to start reading Book 1: Beyond Cloud Nine, and awaiting for the release of Book 3: Beyond Yesterday - and many more parts of Saga to come!

Also, wanted to add that I love the cover art, it's amazing - the details shown to the colours used (the reds in particular) plus the layout with the text is clean and simple in a way :)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book (e-book version) from the author in exchange for an honest review, and the author was kind enough to send both Book 1 and Book 2.
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aprilmaymay44 | 1 other review | Oct 20, 2016 |
The plot is exciting, certainly! And... this is not altogether good. When the events go from peak to peak, with no valleys- the result is a plateau, meaning that each exciting event blends seamlessly into the next such, making each far less exciting.

I did not care for Brooke, the main protagonist, either. It's probably not a bad depiction of a self-involved addict! but I did not find that particularly interesting. In general, the characters were flat and felt to me more like ways to make the plot work than individual people in their own right.

As an aside: this reflects many of the fantasy tropes, in that exceedingly young and inexperienced people have a Destiny and get to be WAY more important, WAY faster, than is at all reasonable. This means that this novel might work better for YA than it did for me.

I am also not really a fan of effective Secret Conspiracies. Someone will spill the beans. Some of the conspirators will (GASP!) be as incompetent as everyone else, and screw things up. The effective conspiracies have happened in plain sight of everyone, and do not involve Secret Meetings (usually). I do like the fact that the Secret Conspiracy here is morally ambiguous, though, rather than just making the rich and powerful yet more rich and powerful.

I don't think the world- meaning here, the solar system- has been thoroughly thought out. How does supplying work? Who grows the food that feeds the colonies? How does trade work? These are glided over in favor of many, many battle scenes.

I am sure this book suffered some in comparison with my recent reading of another solar-system (mostly) set series, which was more thoughtful. Still- this was a pretty entertaining read.

I received this book, and its sequel, in exchange for writing an honest review.
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cissa | 4 other reviews | Jun 6, 2016 |

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