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
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.