Irina Kirilenko makes a huge, and troubling, discovery of a large body in space on a trajectory that will take it dangerously close to Mars. When she goes to her superiors with this, it is squelched and she is warned to not pursue it or talk about it. Soon, she and several other people find a conspiracy to keep this information from the public. Risking freedom, they work to let people know about The Rogue.
Growing up, I really enjoyed learning about space, so this book piqued my interest when I saw it. I wasn’t sure what to expect, as apocalypse stories can go several different ways. I liked The Rogue, both for the subject involved and the story line.
The plot moves at a good pace; fast enough that you don’t get bored, but still easy for you to keep up with it. The characters are well developed, and you can imagine their personalities from their descriptions. There were many technical terms and theories mentioned. Some I was unfamiliar with, but I could look up what I didn’t recognize, so that wasn’t a problem for me.
Lee W. Brainard did a great job in writing this book. With conspiracy theories, science, Christianity (especially the last days), and a few other themes, there are plenty of things to keep your interest. I look forward to the next book in the series.
I received a free copy of this book as part of the BookCrash program, but all opinions are my own.
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