The Last Lumenian by S.G. Blaise – Book Review

Synopsis: Lilla is fighting on the side of the refugees from oppression. But there is a bigger war brewing on the horizon – the Era War between the two ruling archgods. It threatens not only Lilla’s home world, but everyone else’s in the Seven Galaxies. Enemies must become friends and allies in the desperate race to defeat the archgod before He finds her.

My thanks to the author and for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

This book is an interesting mix of Sci Fi and Fantasy, technology and magic. It’s rare to see (at least for me) a good mix where it feels natural to have both.

Lilla is a great character. Often princess characters fit a certain mold. Lilla, however, suffers from anxiety and claustrophobia. I can’t think of another princess character I’ve read about that has these kinds of mental health issues. In spite of this, she had a good character. She cares for the refugees that are being mistreated in her kingdom. She can be stubborn but also vulnerable.

I felt like this world was very rich. It was easy to fall into it. My brain didn’t want to leave it once I finished the book. I expect there to be a sequel (fingers crossed).

One thing I didn’t particularly like was the way modern speech patterns were added in. Words like “duh” and “not”. I felt like this detracted from the mood a bit.

Other than that, there wasn’t much of anything that I didn’t like. The characters were all great. The story was engaging. There was a good mix of action, romance, humor and character development.

My rating for this book is 4 out of 5 stars. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a nice mix of fantasy and sci fi.

Thanks for reading!

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