Title: Caterpillar: A Short Sci-Fi Story
Author: Ashlyn Forge
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Kat Mellon
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Generations ago, Levelers and Summoners depended on a symbiotic bond that was decimated by the Earth man’s arrival.
On a planet beneath two harsh suns, the Leveler King is left in the wilderness, stranded. His rescue comes by way of Aton, a simple farming Summoner who wants nothing more than to live in peace.
Calamity forced Lyndel and Aton together, but necessity might be the only way they endure each other’s company.
Imaginative stories and rich, complex worlds. Both are things you can expect from an Ashlyn Forge story. Even in a short 40ish pages, Forge can suck you in and make you continue to turn the pages.
The two main characters are very different and should not have anything to do with each other. While their races once held a symbiotic relationship, invasion, war, and time have turned them against each other. When the Leveller King, Lyndel, is attacked on his way to reproduce, he is taken in by the Summoner, Aton, at personal risk to Aton. Lyndel is a bit of an ass, but then again, Aton isn’t much better. In only a few short page we watch these two grow personally, individually and together.
I will admit to being put a little off balance by the ending. It is a hopeful ending, I think, but a lot is left to the imagination of the reader. If you are looking for a quick, rich, SciFi story, I recommend Caterpillar.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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