Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnson, a handsome, cocky skythane with a troubled past.
Neither knows that Oberon is facing imminent destruction. Even as the world starts to fall apart around them, they have no idea what’s coming—or the bond that will develop between them as they race to avert a cataclysm.
I happened upon Skythane during one of Dreamspinner Press’s 99 cent book sales. I love M/M and Sci-Fi, so I snatched it up. How many ways can I say I loved this book? Even with the areas where there was head-hopping (and you know how I hate that), I still LOVED this book and can overlook it.
There is a prophecy that only a few believe in. Quince is one. It is her task to ensure the world(s) she lives on–Oberon and Titania–survive a threat. Xander has had a difficult life on Oberon, but things were looking up for a while until his lover Alix disappeared. And now he has to escort an offworlder around the planet. However, Quince has other things in mind for him and Jameson, the offworlder.
If you love sci-fi, this book has it all: a prophecy, technology vs none, corporate takeovers, greedy men & women, the fate of a world at war with itself (in more than one way), two lost leaders, drugs, wings popping out everywhere, a humanoid creature nobody understands, and so much more.
I can’t really talk about the bits and pieces since I don’t want to give anything away, but I loved this book. And can’t wait for the sequel.
If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. I read it from beginning to end without much in the way of breaks. It’s that good and engaging.