I loved Joel Shepherd's Cassandra Kresnov Science Fiction novels. With Sasha he left the Science Fiction world and moved to Fantasy. Sasha starts slower and did not catch me as quickly as The Cassandra Kresnov novels. Much of the book is taken up with setting up the complex world and the characters needed for the next books in the series. There is action and adventure, stress and tension, combined with complex family and clan interaction. While one problem is solved the stage is set to further drama.
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