Monday, June 1, 2015

Book Review of Terminus Cycle by Dave Walsh

Name: Dave Walsh
Book: Terminus Cycle
Format: eBook
Genre: Science Fiction
Number of Pages: 415
Age range: Adult.
Print Length: 265 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1502907631
  • Publisher: DW, LLC (March 24, 2015)
  •  Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • ASIN: B00U93KFOY

About The Book:
The first novel in Dave Walsh’s Andlios series. 

Humanity never stopped growing or using resources, leaving Earth in crisis. The solution was a mission to send ships of immense proportions out into the expanse of space to colonize neighboring planets. 

Jonah Freeman was born into the lowest rung of society aboard the Omega Destiny. He fought and clawed his way out of poverty only to find himself uncovering a conspiracy about the mission and their destination planet that could alter humanity’s history forever. On the other side of the Omega Destiny was Captain Peter O’Neil, born into wealth and the honor of being the Captain that would land humanity on its new home planet. 

Freeman and O’Neil were born on different sides of the spectrum aboard the Omega Destiny but their lives were on a collision course all while their new home planet of Omega loomed in the distance, growing closer and more mysterious every day. What greeted them when they arrived was not only shocking, but more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Book Review:
TERMINUS CYCLE Book One Of In Andllios Series 
By:  Dave Walsh
Review By: Brittany Perez (Oh My Bookness)
June 1, 2015

Any debut novel by any author, any author even established are not neither first are their greatest or flawless but that does not mean or make it any good. In Dave Walsh's debut novel Terminus Cycle the first in the Andllios Series is a nice start to the series and has a promising a future. As I write this I think about my rating and for most you will go by the rating and not what I'm going to say about his writing or the story it's self. So let me start with why I give Terminus Cycle a 3 star rating! (if I could it would be a 3.5 star but there's no option for that). The writing starts off strong with character development, getting to know the characters, traits, backgrounds, their reasoning for their actions but we lose a little when we see transition into space. We also see the plot not completely formed or well defined but we're giving enough to know there is a issue on earth that leads to space. 

As we look at the transition into space its a little loose, when we are transitioning from one scene to the next we need to make sure the audience understands why and even if they do there should not seem as if there are two complete stories happening. If your intention is that to seem so all you need to do is give a hint, a idea, a link, a paragraph suggesting something is to happen or we're ending one or breaking to give a look into a new future or events that transpired to those events.

By no means is this a bad book, this is a good book, a good first novel. When it comes to series's I always find the first to be "yeah I can see this" to the second "blasting off". What makes Dave Walsh first novel obviously promising he knows how to incoporate and successfully use human emotion and action making it seem real in a Sci-Fi novel. The people are real and relatable and you can tell he put a lot of time, effort and planning when cam to writing the people and the action that takes place. With all that focus I would just like to see a little more transition work, smoother transitions or a clearer two piece story.  With the focus you see on the people and earth I would love to see that same descriptive detail within there.

So when you see three star, it's not a bad book. It's worth buying, I can see more from this author especially as I-Fi being such a hard genre to write and even harder to please the fans of the genere. For non-science fiction fans I can still see some interest and if you have kindle unlimited free book if not you can't beat the price. 

A strong first piece. I will checkout the second. Don't knock it until you read it and to make sure to remember other series you may have read in the past because I ca guarantee there good but better with time, their will always be one in there were like eh, but that comes later and not always.

So my firm recommendation for Sci-Fi readers read it!

About The Author:
Dave Walsh is a writer residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico who is best known for his work as a Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including,,, as well as his own site, Dave grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island before moving to the Southwest where he has been working as an editor and writer for the past few years.

Twitter: @dvewlsh

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