Book & Author Details:
The King of the Skies (Mira Brand #4) by Robert J Crane
Publication date: 2nd February 2018
Genres: Sci Fi, Fantasy
My name is Mira Brand, and I’m a Seeker – a treasure hunter who can cross between worlds seeking long-forgotten treasure hoards of ancient races. My home is London, but I work in the worlds beneath our own, seeking my fortune wherever I can find it.
Which I find in all manner of places and with all sorts of people – such as the King of the Skies, for example. Grandiose name for a pompous man, but when he crossed my path on the hunt for an object of immeasurable importance, I didn’t think twice before starting a rivalry.
But soon enough, our clashes began to escalate into serious business. And I was left trying to show the King of the Skies who the Queen of the bloody Seekers really is.
It is a fine line that Mira walks here between confidence and arrogance. I confess that I don’t particularly like her for much of this book. She’s too full of herself. She needs to have her bubble burst.
And yet, when the inevitable happens, I still found myself rooting for her and her friends. That is a testament to the skill of the author that he can redeem the protagonists in such a manner.
And as for the opposition – lets just call him … colourfully humorous. A great counterpoint to Mira in the context of this story
That ending though? Well, I think that there may be fireworks in the next book.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Robert J. Crane was born and raised on Florida’s Space Coast before moving to the upper midwest in search of cooler climates and more palatable beer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Creative Writing. He worked for a year as a substitute teacher and worked in the financial services field for seven years while writing in his spare time.