My Review of “Ceres 2525,” by Micheal Lee Nelson

My return to Science Fiction reading.  I gave it four stars.

I enjoyed reading “Ceres 2525.” There is lots of action; I can easily see this book become a movie. The chapters go back and forth between Ceres Tarsis’ current adventure of being kidnapped by pirates, and events from his life that lead up to his being kidnapped. I believe Nelson handled this well, using chapters detailing Ceres’ past to foreshadow what’s coming up in the next present chapter. The transitions are seamless, leading the reader along and aiding the flow of the story.


Nelson incorporates stunning visuals into both past and present areas of the story. A spacewalk during a salvage mission with Ceres’ uncle from his youth gives the reader the feeling of being there. Ceres also has a clever method of breaking into a space station hidden in an asteroid that must be seen, er, read, to be believed.

Nelson’s characters can communicate to each other through networks and implants called MTR’s. This allows characters to carry on several conversations at once. While this can be potentially confusing to the reader, Nelson uses the device to create and embellish many scenes throughout the story.

I also enjoyed the way Nelson used Ceres’ Christianity as part of his character development. Ceres reflects on his life and his faith in a manner that shows growth and change, or at least the desire to change, without becoming “preachy” to the reader.

If that’s not all, there is Ceres budding romance with Serenity. Serenity is the reason I want to see this book become a movie, just to see which actress gets picked to play her. I keep thinking of Maureen O’Hara from “The Quiet Man.”

So, why four stars? I thought the story went on a little long after the climax. There is a good hook for further adventures with Ceres, so, it’s not “bad,” just long. My opinion, your mileage may vary.

In short, “Ceres 2525” is a good read with a climax that will have you on the edge of your seat and salivating for “Ceres 2526.”

Show some love on Goodreads:
Ceres 2525Ceres 2525 by Micheal Lee Nelson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading “Ceres 2525.” There is lots of action; I can easily see this book become a movie. The chapters go back and forth between Ceres Tarsis’ current adventure of being kidnapped by pirates, and events from his life that lead up to his being kidnapped. I believe Nelson handled this well, using chapters detailing Ceres’ past to foreshadow what’s coming up in the next present chapter. The transitions are seamless, leading the reader along and aiding the flow of the story.
Nelson incorporates stunning visuals into both past and present areas of the story. A spacewalk during a salvage mission with Ceres’ uncle from his youth gives the reader the feeling of being there. Ceres also has a clever method of breaking into a space station hidden in an asteroid that must be seen, er, read, to be believed.
Nelson’s characters can communicate to each other through networks and implants called MTR’s. This allows characters to carry on several conversations at once. While this can be potentially confusing to the reader, Nelson uses the device to create and embellish many scenes throughout the story.
I also enjoyed the way Nelson used Ceres’ Christianity as part of his character development. Ceres reflects on his life and his faith in a manner that shows growth and change, or at least the desire to change, without becoming “preachy” to the reader.
If that’s not all, there is Ceres budding romance with Serenity. Serenity is the reason I want to see this book become a movie, just to see which actress gets picked to play her. I keep thinking of Maureen O’Hara from “The Quiet Man.”
So, why four stars? I thought the story went on a little long after the climax. There is a good hook for further adventures with Ceres, so, it’s not “bad,” just long. My opinion, your mileage may vary.
In short, “Ceres 2525” is a good read with a climax that will have you on the edge of your seat and salivating for “Ceres 2526.”

View all my reviews

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s