Review Two Worlds by Michael Smith

Two Worlds

By: Michael Adams
Genres: Science Fiction, Social Issues, Survival Stories
Pages: 336
Series: Family Ties #1
Publisher: Wizards Keep Publishing
Published on: May 1, 2015
Review Two Worlds by Michael Smith

To young Staff Sergeant Susan Bennett it was just another mission, yet when her actions were transmitted to the world via a helmet camera she becomes an instant hero - especially to a young Ciara O’Brien.

Lieutenant Paul O'Brien was only thinking about getting home to his daughter and family when a common enemy decided an embassy in Cameroon was a good place to exact revenge. With the aid of Bennett they were able to extract themselves from an otherwise deadly situation. While their heroics saved lives, it also placed a bounty on their heads.

Now, in a race to save themselves and their family; Bennett and O’Brien must make sacrifices to save lives, including leaving the only family they have to travel to a colony on a far off planet. While there, it quickly becomes apparent that not all is the way it seems, and Bennett and O’Brien must rely on each other if they plan on coming out alive.

Also by this author: Lost in the Bayou

I received this book for free from Publisher Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


I would like to thank Wizards Keep Publishing for giving me a chance to read this book before it released.


Andi's Review


Molly, a Marine Sgt is thrown into a situation that while she may have signed up for was not expecting the limits that the Gul family would take. Rick, a Navy LT was expecting a nice trip to Cameroon with his ship when the Gul family came to claim Molly who was meeting the ship.   Throw in Rick’s family of women and his daughter Ciara and you have a solid science fiction story about the bond that families have and how nothing, even interplanetary travel can separate those by blood or commitment.


So this book is long, I mean 336 pages long, but it doesn’t read that way.  It is actually a quick read and I found myself enthralled by the story.  This isn’t your typical science fiction, it is more of a space opera in the sense that while there is battles and fighting, there is also emotional conversations, back story, and random goings on that occur.  I believe the main reason for this is that the author is currently finishing up the second one and he has said that there will be more battles.  I personally liked this one though so I don’t know how the second one will be, but with the epilogue the way it was, I am very interested in seeing what happens.


There are a lot of names in this book, and some are similar such as Ryan and Rick and so it can be confusing at times.  Also Molly and Rick change their names so not only do you have a lot of names, but you have people changing their names due to circumstances beyond their control.  There is no bad language persay and the large fights that do occur while sad at times are not gory.


The voice of this book is really good, it is calming yet pushing at the same time.  The book definitely progresses and there was never a time that I felt that I was going to get bored with it so that is good.  One thing that I really enjoyed was the fact that the main characters are primarily women, and the author is able to create strong, independent women in a science fiction novel.


4 fangs


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About Michael Adams

Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Staten Island, NY. He holds a degree in Business Admin from Wagner College and an MBA from San Diego State Univ. Michael is a US Navy Supply Corps (Logistics) officer, former independent small business owner, and part time substitute teacher. Michael has lived in Austria for a semester in college, and visited 6 continents and 36 countries. He speaks Spanish, some German, a little Italian and less French. He currently lives in Chula Vista, CA with his wife Chris. His two sons, a math geek PhD candidate and an Afghanistan veteran frequently visit.

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