Deehabta’s Song

Deehabta’s Song by Stephen Alder is a story set on the futuristic planet of ‘Erunanta,’ also known as ‘Roon.’ In a world dealing with the aftermath of an interplanetary war, the main character Krissa attempts to start again in a new city. Krissa is faced with unusual feelings and challenges while rebuilding her life. Discovering she suffers from Caderyn War Syndrome, similar to what we know as PTSD. With the help of her new friends and colleagues, she attempts to decipher what is going through her mind.

This futuristic dystopia is well thought out, and the creativity running through this imaginative story is impressive as the reader is transported to another time and place. There are also many hints made towards the back story of Krissa, which engage the reader to find out more. With each piece of information that Krissa discovers about her past, more questions come forward slowly unraveling the web of lies and misinformation she has believed.

Amongst all the fantasy elements, Steven Alder has also made the novel relatable through the characters’ everyday lives. Words such as ‘comdev’ and ‘Censtat’ have been used to enhance the feeling of being in another world; however, through their descriptions, they seem to be everyday things such as a mobile phone and the central station in a city.

The author has a wonderful imagination and spends a lot of time building out the world that the novel takes place in. There is a lot of back and forth between past AFS (After First Settlement) 3995 and present AFS 4025 as the characters work to find out what caused Krissa’s trauma. Diving into her past they discover her martial arts skills and teaching a banned style of fighting, her trouble with those in political power, and the brutalization that she must endure at their hands.

Deehabta’s Song is a science fiction dystopian thriller novel with some fantasy and supernatural elements mixed in as well. The protagonist is a strong female character that will attract readers looking for a novel that breaks away from traditional women’s roles.

Pages: 186 | ASIN : B08QHQMKML

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Posted on February 7, 2022, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Why have you not ever reviewed my book? I’ve received how many reviews from you. Reviews of my book have received at least 3of 4 or 4of 5. You can look up the title. George Six


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