Rainbow's End (The Eden Series Book 1) by Erica M. Cook
- Publisher: Self-Published
- Available in: eBook
- Available: March 5, 2015
Rainbow's End offers an alternate present day reality in which LGBT rights have not been won, and we are visited openly by a dying alien species, called the Grays, who ask for our assistance to keep their species alive. To deliver their request, they visit the newsrooms of the world. One newswoman in particular, Tarry Milkwood, makes it her personal mission to assist the Grays in recruiting enough humans to save their species.
I truly loved this story. Erica did an amazing job of creating a species who are honorable in the face of their violent history. And despite the crimes of their past, we forgive them and are angered by those who don't. We easily feel compassion and ache for the success of their mission.
The tension between Tarry, Barry and Lee was appropriate and believable and propelled the reader to keep turning page after page in hopes of relieving the tension.
Immediately after finishing this book, I went to Amazon and purchased Sanctuary's Path (Eden series Book 2). I'm expecting great things from this book as well.
The reason for four instead of five stars is that the book doesn't have the production polish some readers will expect. For me, the story completely overshadowed any production issues. But for the sake of informing other readers, I felt it important to mention. As an example, there was no title or copyright page. There was no table of contents or synopsis. The typical front matter items you expect from a properly produced novel were missing. It is incredibly easy to fix these things and I think it's worth fixing in order to avoid any issues with your potential readers.
Erica Cook, I give you four stars for Rainbow's End. I can't wait to read the next in the series.