Down Below Beyond, by T.A. Bruno

I was very excited to listen to this book, as I really enjoyed Bruno’s previous novel, In the Orbit of Sirens, and I was familiar with the narrator, Kyle Snyder, who did a fantastic job narrating both my novels, Felan’s Rescue and The Descendants of Prontoth.  Neither the story nor the narration disappointed.  Down Below Beyond was a fast-paced, galaxy-spanning, adventure travelogue.  The characters were fun, diverse, and interesting.  Though self-contained, the universe feels big and lived in.  Few novels achieve the continued sense of fun and discovery that Down Below Beyond manages throughout.

Our main perspective into this universe is a prospector named Levort Aatra, who stakes a claim to a salvage on Tayoxe.  That claim sets the stage for a story that moves quickly, with Aatra discovering much of the forgotten history of Lodespace.  He jumps around worlds after the gift of a portal, allowing him to travel like Rick Sanchez, though with far less control over where he is going.  The planets and species populating them are diverse and the characters he finds along the way are a joy.  And the characters he meets along the way, become an incredible, found-family supporting cast. 

Meanwhile, Levort is being followed across the galaxy by his friend, who wants to both protect Levort from the trouble he believes Levort to be in, but also sees an opportunity for himself.  His friend is not going to let anything get in the way of his quest. 

I highly recommend this book, particularly if you are looking for a fun, stand-alone novel.  And of course, Kyle Snyder’s narration is on point. 

Felan’s Rescue is available on Audiobook!

Felan’s Rescue is available in Ebook form (and Kindle Unlimited), Hardback, and Paperback!

The Descendants of Prontoth (Galactic Civilizations Book 2) is now available on Audiobook!

The Descendants of Prontoth is now available as an Ebook (and on Kindle Unlimited) hardback and paperback!

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