Star Realms: Rescue Run by Jon Del Arroz

Space Opera and a tie in to the Star Realms universe! How can you not like this!

From Wikipedia: “Star Realms is a card-based deck building science-fiction tabletop game, designed by Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle and published in 2014 by White Wizard Games. The game started out as a Kickstarter campaign in 2013.

The goal of Star Realms is to destroy your opponent or opponents by purchasing cards using “trade” points and using these cards to attack your opponent’s “authority” using your “combat” points. The game takes place in a distant future where different races compete to gain resources, trade and outmaneuver each other in a race to become ruler of the galaxy.

Star Realms is similar to other deck building games, like Ascension and Dominion. The game is marketed as portable and expandable, as it comes in a small box and contains only cards and no dice or markers.”

I just added this to my reading list on the recommendation of a couple of friends that liked Del Arroz’s space opera work, and I was not disappointed in the least. I would think it would be difficult to write a tie in novel in someone else’s established universe, but this author did an excellent job. The plot was well thought out, the editing was good, and the characters were both interesting and absorbing. There was plenty of both action and some good comedic moments in the book. This book does a great deal to explain some of the background stuff that happens in the Star Realms game.

Five Stars. I highly recommend this title, as well as support Jon as an author.

As usual I’ll let you know if a title is available on Kindle Unlimited, so there is no risk if you don’t like it. What, you don’t have Kindle Unlimited and you think you are a READER? Blasphemy! Get your free trial JUST to download this book! You get 30 days free, I think still, so what do you have to lose? NOTHING!

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