The Earth is a dead planet with the human population living in massive star ships. Humanity is hoping to find a new home. Then smuggler Jonah Mctier makes an amazing discovery.
Plains of Exodus revolves around the hero Jonah discovering an unmapped planet. His discovery also includes a wormhole to new galaxy. His discovery not only could provide a home for humans. It might give humanity power in the galactic empire. An empire that wants nothing to do with helping people who survived Earth’s downfall.
Author Robert Burnett crafts an interesting new sci-fi world. Our galaxy has been ruled by an empire for millions of years. Earth is a backward planet few care about. Until that is Jonah finds a new planet with resources the empire would like access to.
With the help of friends and family Jonah works to keep the worm-hole secret. Yet at the same time the all of humanity starts the trek to the new planet.
There is a fair amount of backstory about how the empire works. There is also the history on how Earth came to die. The author did a great job with trickling out that information as it was needed. Never in reading this book did I feel bogged down in a technical information dump.
Overall the story is a well-paced adventure. The ending is satisfying and could work as the jumping off point to more stories. Personally, I would like to see more adventures of Jonah as he explores the other side of the wormhole.
If you are looking for a good sci-fi read check out Plains of Exodus.
A free review copy of this book was provided via NetGalley for this unbiased review.