Oh, this was like a breath of fresh air from the books I've been reading recently. Loved it.
For 15 year old Tommy, life changes completely after his mom dies. His father takes him to live with him. And the cool thing is his dad lives in a ship, how cool is that?
The story takes us through Tommy's journey as he tries to adjust to this new life, a life he was never prepared for (his dad is this feared ship commander). We see through his eyes, how he sees the world around him. There is a legend about Amethyst eyes, and a certain tribe is after him because of that. I wont say much about this, as I would be giving away too much.
The author did a wonderful job creating likable characters, and descriptive writing. The pacing was well done. I recommend this book to fans of Sci-fi, or anyone looking to begin on the sci-fi genre, both YA and adults