*I received an ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
First Impression: Post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi is always intriguing.
Characters: These are characters written by a man, which was evident as I read. Although not necessarily lacking in depth, they are all tough and seem to be missing an emotional element that makes up a human. Perhaps this was simply a product of their surroundings.
World Building: I enjoyed the concept of Keepers, the Circuit, and solar arks. I wanted a bit more detail regarding Gravitum and what exactly happened to the Earth. Perhaps this could be extended in a series.
Writing Style: Author Rhett Bruno can tell a story. Hard science fiction is a little tough for me to digest, but this felt more like a character story just happening in a Sci-Fi world by chance. I appreciated that although I didn’t have a lot of backstory, the author made it easy for the reader to just drop into his world.
What I Enjoyed: The Circuit: Executor Rising is a good Sci-Fi debut. I’m curious to see where the author goes in upcoming works.
Deal Benders: The main problem is in a world of genius world builders, this book just doesn’t measure up to the status quo. Not without potential, but ultimately a bit forgettable.
Overall Rating: I give this one 3 stars because I liked it. Not a bad start!