Here are two reviews from Goodreads members who have read and reviewed my latest novel.
Zaftan Miscreants, the second book in the trilogy, is a highly addictive and hilariously funny science fiction story by author Hank Quense. Unlike any sci-fi book out there Quense alternates viewpoints between the Zaftans and the Gundies with many a good laughs in between. The story line is catchy, original, satirical, and will have you hooked from the start. The Zaftans are treacherous alien race from planet Zaftan 31B who explore space conquering other alien species and exploiting there natural resources. On the other the hand, there are the Gundies from Gundarland, a mixed race of dwarfs, humans, half-pints, and their droids. In the book, these two enemies clash in an epic space battle filled with action, political satire, and romance. This book kept me entertained and from start to finish and would make a very good animated film. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good sci-fi fantasy read.
I really enjoyed this romp through space with Sam, Slash 9, Klatze, and Gongeblazn.
Starting with Sam, she was interesting and appealing, making her one of the more likeable droids I've had the pleasure to follow in a novel. Slash 9, a ship's computer was entertaining, as he tried to woo Sam and win her -- what would a droid have that's comparable to a human heart?
Klatze, a Zaftan bent on showing her species that ability is an important trait, has to deal with others who continue the old ways of deceit and violence -- and has to confront the old ways directly with Gongeblazn, her superior.
The story is well-paced and broken up in such a way to make it a very quick and easy read.
I did not read book one in the series, but didn't feel as though I was missing anything. The world, the characters and the story are well-developed and intriguing.
I look forward to reading more of Hank Quense's novels about the Zaftans and Gunderlanders.
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