Back in August, when I posted my recap of this year's Gen Con, I mentioned that I'm working on a series of space fantasy adventures—actually, an adventure path. I don't know if I've mentioned before that I like to coordinate my reading with my writing. Looking for space fantasy novels to go with this project is what brought me to The Daedalus Incident, The Enceladus Crisis and The Venusian Gambit, books that I reviewed back in July. I've also tracked down a printed copy of The Sail Weaver by Muffy Morrigan. To fill in the gaps, however, I've also been rereading some of my old Spelljammer books, and I figured I'd share some of my thoughts. Please note that I'm reviewing the first novel here, and I'll add to this post as I finish the other ones.
Beyond the Moons by David “Zeb” Cook
This is an unusual series because it has six novels by five different authors. The first book, then, needs to launch the whole thing, and does a good job of it. Detailed below are what I see as the pros and cons of the novel.