A completely gripping space opera

Paperback, 430 pages

English language

Published Nov. 16, 2023 by Storm Publishing.

5 stars (1 review)

1 edition

reviewed Refractions by M V Melcer

This one has me staying up late reading

5 stars

A very well done story exploring social identity, reckoning with past mistakes, coming to forgive yourself and others for mistakes. All wrapped up in an engaging story to unravel the mystery behind a failed space colony.

Be warned that christianity is part of some of the social identity story line. It came on a little strong at first and had me wondering if this was a book with a hidden proselytizing agenda. Thankfully that was not the case.


  • Space opera
  • Colonization
  • Lost colony