Dakiti: Ziva Payvan Book 1

Dakiti: Ziva Payvan Book 1

by EJ Fisch

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ISBN-13: 9780692230954
Publisher: Transcendence Publishing
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

EJ Fisch is a long-time fan of the science fiction genre. She has a vivid imagination, and has been writing as a hobby since junior high. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys listening to music, drawing her own concept art, playing video games, and spending time with her animals. She currently resides in southern Oregon with her family.

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Dakiti: Ziva Payvan Book 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set in a vivid world in a distant galaxy, Dakiti's is a suspenseful sci-fi adventure that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The world and the races that inhabit it are intriguing. The story is fast-paced and action-packed, but the thing that makes this book really great are the complex characters and the relationships between them. This is especially true for the two main characters, who are sure to provide us with even more interesting material in books to come. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves science fiction or just good stories in general.
GS_Jennsen More than 1 year ago
Expansive Yet Personal Sci-Fi Adventure. Dakiti takes place in a vivid setting of multiple species and worlds, feuding factions, diplomatic shenanigans, and the looming threat of renewed war. The fast-paced yet detailed ground and space action scenes send the plot careening forward. Yet Dakiti is at its heart a story about the two main characters. Ziva is a bundle of contradictions sure to provide juicy material for many more books. She's a cold, hardened soldier who is willing to give her life to save others; a revered, respected legend who hides a mysterious past and a deadly secret. Aroska is in many ways even more interesting, as the conflict between his personal demons (real and imagined) and his sense of honor and duty come to a head when everything he thought he knew to be true is turned upside down. EJ Fisch is a fresh, exciting new voice in sci-fi, and I look forward to more books in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book did not disappoint. I found that I was sucked in right away, and the fast pacing kept me engaged the entire time. It felt a little bit different than most of the sci fi we see today. Sure you’ve got your typical space travel, flying cars, and other futuristic aspects, but there was less emphasis on fancy technology and more emphasis on the settings and characters. The characters were what really made this story. I love that we got to see a nice, strong female protagonist, and it was refreshing to have her be sort of an anti hero instead of your typical heroine. In this story alone, I saw a lot of character development and it’s clear to me that there’s more to her than meets the eye. The dynamics with all the different characters are so well done, and I can’t wait to see how they all grow and change throughout the series. My only overall complaint is how short this book is! It’s easily readable in a day or two, and I wanted more! I’ve heard the sequels will be longer, so I’m looking forward to that.
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Umbeke More than 1 year ago
Full disclosure: this is an honest review from a neutral party. This was an entertaining book to read. The action is fast-paced and the dialogue flows well. Unlike other books with female protagonists, "Dakiti" incorporates other characters into the story and allows for their development, as well. It's less a book about a female character, and more a book whose main character happens to be female. One major problem I find with science fiction stories is the apparent need for an elaborate back story. In my opinion, this makes the books unnecessarily long, or confusing, or both. This story finds the happy balance between too much and too little back story. There are a couple of "flashback" passages, but they are worked well into the framework of the rest of the plot. The reason I didn't give 5 stars was for 2 reasons. One, I felt that the use of American idioms and colloquialisms was not appropriate for a futuristic, alien society. It was probably done to help the reader connect with the characters, but I found it a little distracting. Two, I felt there were parts of the plot that were a little predictable. When I know what's coming next, the pace of the plot seems to drag on, and I get impatient and frustrated. That being said, it was still one of the best books I read last year. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys sci-fi, action, or just a good, entertaining book.