Ocean’s Echo

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Tennal Halkana’s life is chaos. From his drinking and gambling to his undesirable and brief relationships. Even his inherited genetically engineered abilities are borderline unlawful. As a reader, he was born with the ability to read people’s minds. Reader’s capabilities are socially unacceptable. Lieutenant Surit Yeni is Tennal’s complete opposite. He is a career soldier and an architect with the genetically engineered ability to control readers. Surit is ordered to sync with the reader, thus completely taking control of Tennal’s will. Because of Tennal’s independence and Surit’s honor, they refuse to pair but instead fight the system.

Ocean’s Echo is the second novel by Everina Maxwell. This stand-alone adventure is the Odd Couple of space operas. Even though this book starts slow, Maxwell keeps it interesting with wit and canniness. As the novel progresses, so does the intensity, exploding into an action-filled supernova. The drama is helped by her polar opposite yet compelling power couple. Maxwell’s main characters are fully developed with familiar flaws and complicated personalities. This story is an exciting political sci-fi tale with romantic undertones. If you enjoyed Maxwell’s first novel, you would love Ocean’s Echo.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 480 pages
Publisher Tor Books
Publish Date 01-Nov-2022
ISBN 9781250758866
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Issue December 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy