Of Men and Dragons, Book 2

by DrBlackJack21

Jack, S'haar, and all their family are back. After crashing his ship on an underdeveloped world, Jack found friends and family among the terrifying cat-lizard natives of the world, but now mere survival is no longer enough. They must carve out a new home for themselves in the landscape of the now rapidly changing world. Raiders, politics, and even nature threaten their happiness and their lives while they struggle to deal with the nightmares and traumas of yesterday. They'll need to depend on each other more than ever if they hope for their new home to have any kind of future.

In case you missed it, here's book one.

ATTENTION: This is soft sci-fi rather than hard sci-fi, hence why I chose that tag. For those of you unfamiliar with the distinction, here's what Wikipedia had to say. 

1. It explores the "soft" sciences, and especially the social sciences (for example, anthropology, sociology, or psychology), rather than engineering or the "hard" sciences (for example, physics, astronomy, or chemistry).

2. It is not scientifically accurate or plausible; the opposite of hard science fiction.

Soft science fiction of either type is often more concerned with character and speculative societies, rather than speculative science or engineering. The term first appeared in the late 1970s and is attributed to Australian literary scholar Peter Nicholls.

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Still no real dragons. So misleading.

Reviewed at: Chapter 3

If you're looking for actual dragons, they still only have Angela, so far.  It's early days, but I'll be updating this as the story progresses.  So, I guess you can hold out hope that the dragons will be showing up sometime.  

Grammar:  Very minor issues here and there.  Nothing major.  Typo rate slightly more frequent than the level of professionally edited and published work, but quality is well above typical indie published work for sale.  Author is also fast to fix any errors that readers notice.  

Style:  Did I mention that it's book two?  It's got the same styling as book one.  So, if you didn't like book one, you probably won't like this one.  Honestly, if you didn't like book one, you're probably not even reading this.  Sheer sillyness!  (If you did like book one, fine, I guess you can read this, but there's a story inside, and this is just a review, why are you still here, go read!).  

Story:  It would be hard to understand what's going on if you just joined us and skipped book one.  Might consider adding a "story thus far" section, but for now, the simple answer is: Please see book one, come back when you are done.  Otherwise, the story so far is continuing apace.  The first few chapters are a bit less active than the conclusion of book one, but that's expected.

Character:  Yup, he didn't kill any off in the interim.  They're all here, minus a few raiders, who will generally be mourned by few, and missed by no readers at all.  Same issues as the first one.  There are some tropes (somewhat moody, self-doubting MC might be the single biggest one) but they are used well. Growth can be seen on many of the characters.