In an early, and ambitious project from Author Troy D. Wymer, "Treasures From Afar" is an intriguing story that intersects science fiction, fantasy, and religion. It's got a little bit of something for nearly every reader. Rich in the details of a society that has yet to evolve beyond its chronology, the curiosity of how the government aligned itself with religious sects, and then somehow fused their combined dogma into an immature galaxy coalition, makes for an interesting study of human (and alien) nature.
I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the worlds that Troy created. However, at one-hundred-thirteen pages, I was left wanting much more... I had more questions than the pages could answer. I wanted more detailed conversations, more tender, romantic bedroom scenes, more despots arguing in the preparation of a war, and more screams of anguish in the heat of battle. This novella is an excellent beginning to what I hope the author will develop into a long saga, one that unpacks all the tension of decisions made, and secrets kept.
I was impressed with the timeline provided in the back of the book. Clearly, there is a lot to this war, this galaxy, and it's inhabitants - they've been around for a while, with a lineage that seems rich and diverse. I wanted to see all those details in the story, and unfortunately, I was left at a loss. I would love to know the history of this story. Perhaps the author will, one day, expand on the novella, and create a series that delves into the layers hidden in between these pages.
I know that Troy has written other books, and they rest patiently on my TBR pile; he and his works will not be forsaken... I can only hope that they expand on this universe and the story that has captured my imagination and left me hungry for more.
Discover more of Troy's work at www.WymerNovels.com.
Watch Troy D. Wymer in an episode of Indie Reads TV.
Watch Troy's interview during our June 2020 Virtual Book Festival
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