Apex Five: The Plane, Book One
In recent years, the nation of Tabira has employed remarkably advanced technology to subjugate the entire Plane and eradicate all belief in the Zaam. Now, the three remaining nations must uncover the secret behind Tabira's sudden forward leap in civilization.
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Sarah Katz opens her Apex Five fantasy/sci-fi series in kaleidoscopic splendor. The Plane, Book One is delightful and intriguing, leaving one hungry for the books to follow.
After a brief peek at an ancient cataclysm, The Plane opens in a fictional world where five societies, Tabira, Lir, Garo, Ayam, and an extinct polity known as the Opal nation, comprise a cultural and political tapestry of overlapping history and ancestry. Glowing and mysterious megaliths from a lost civilization tower over...more
Maybe that's a good comparison? Jack Vance meets Yoko Tsuno.
Katz’ writing is excellent, truly poetic and at times utterly beautiful. I found her attention to detail and her world-building amazing. The world she created in this novel is profoundly complex and rich with its own history, and without her writing skills, I would have found myself lost in ...more
Mystery, good banter, great story and concept, sci fi from an author that understands and loves technology.
I have visited many different worlds and universes through reading, but only a few expand my imagination and leave me wondering and wanting to set foot in those worlds, see more, experience the corners I didn't get to see, learn about the culture and people.
This is one of them.
Apex Five is a refreshingly original novel by indie author Sarah Katz. Boasting a politically-fueled storyline and some memorable characters/alien races, this is a book I won't be forgetting soon. There were a few very minor qualms I had with some of the POV transitioning, which is the only reason this didn't get the full 5 stars. Still, coming from such a small publishing hous ...more