Well, if you have read Zanzibar’s Rings already you’ll know there’s some scope for some sequels, but I don’t have any plans to write them.
Here on the website, though, it would be a shame to just let all my inventions go to waste. So I’ll continue to work on the extras that support the series here:
- the Viridian system itself
- science news
- the tome that is cited at the start of each chapter…
First though, I thought I’d give you some of the special posts I did for the tour. I hope you’ll enjoy that.
I’m going to start with the reviews though.
From Angela Thompson at Book Corner News & Reviews
Zanzibar’s Rings Concludes the Series. Once again, I found myself reading a novel without at first realizing that it was part of a more extensive series. I was drawn into the cover and the book blurb–and missed the “series” detail! Despite not reading the first two books, the author does a great job revisiting some of the critical information and relationships. This novel could certainly be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. I quickly understood the characters and the flow of the actions through the scenes–but I enjoyed the author’s writing style and the world so much that I wanted to read the first two adventures.
The Author Gives Well Developed Characters and a Uniquely Built World. As the characters face their various trials and challenges through the book, readers interact with them in various places and spaces in Pett’s creative world. The scenes all felt very realistic and believable, even though the characters were dealing with a Galactic disaster. I enjoyed the characters, and I felt attached and interested from beginning to end.
Would I Recommend Zanzibar’s Rings by Jemima Pett? Readers can expect some technical, detailed text from time to time as the author moves her characters through the plot. As she shares the story from different characters’ perspectives, the scenes and tone change frequently. Despite a space disaster, science fiction basis–the characters and their stories seem natural, human, and engaging. I enjoyed the pace of the novel and the interactions between the characters. I would recommend reading this series in order as you will enjoy the author’s writing style, action-adventure scenes, and memorable characters.
Thank you, Angela. I particularly liked the characters ‘seem natural, human and engaging’ 🙂
Rating and Review from The Faerie Review
4 out of 5
This certainly grabs your attention at the start. Alien worlds, space travel, unforgettable characters, and almost insurmountable odds. This is sci-fi in every sense of the word, and Pett has a style reminiscent of most literary fiction. I really enjoyed the descriptions, and the suspense of watching as the characters tried to navigate everything thrown at them. A great read for space sci-fi lovers.
Thank you Liliyana, for your rating and review, and also for adding it to Goodreads. That means a lot to an author 🙂
Next month… ’10 things you didn’t know about Zanzibar’s Rings’ (although maybe you do)