IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS—REVIEWS

Praise for T. A. BRUNO and IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS


“A solidly entertaining and sometimes enthralling interplanetary yarn.”
— Kirkus Reviews
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“In the Orbit of Sirens by T.A. Bruno is a bone-chilling science-fiction thriller that warps fiction, fantasy, and reality in wonderful and scary ways … It’s hard not to get sucked in from the get-go as fantasy and science mix to create a delightfully balanced and quick-paced story … Although it is a dark and atmospheric story, I think it ultimately shows the best in its characters and humanity in general, so it’s perfect for anyone who has even a little bit of interest in the science-fiction genre.”
— Literary Titan ★★★★★ (Gold Book Award Winner)
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“World-building is clearly Bruno’s forte in this gripping debut set on an Earth-like planet where the past and the present, separated by three centuries, comes together poignantly. This grim tale manages to exude both hope and endless imagination in equal measure without getting too philosophical (though I would’ve liked more of the latter) all while drawing eerily on our very own modern-day concerns around very real threats like famine and disease. Bruno excels at painting an objective display here; one which showcases that while the grass ought to be greener on the other side, it most often is not the case in more ways than one. The human characters and their will to live are to be commended, as is their violent clash with an at-times horrifying alien species in their attempts to do so. I think it’s safe to say Bruno has laid the groundwork for a very special trilogy, if that indeed is what it ends up being… and I hope that it does.”
—B.T. Keaton, author of the award-winning novel Transference ★★★★★

Excellent classic scifi story full of action, adventure, planetary exploration, and alien contact, with bits of mystery and even a bit of horror to boot. The world building and story shine bright for me in this book. I found the author’s inventiveness and attention to details in describing all the nuances and gadgets, biological aspects, etc. of the planets and space tech/travel to be so entertaining. It really sucked me into the world of the story. The plot is very classic scifi – straight-up, with no-nonsense characters that give it a very relatable quality. But it is also an epic scale journey! I found it to be very cinematic and was pulled into the narrative, which speaks about our expansion into the stars and how we deal with surviving what we encounter, whether it be environment or alien species. Looking forward to #2!
Jonathan Nevair, author of Goodbye to the Sun ★★★★★

“Author T. A. Bruno delivers a dystopian delight which is truly out of this world … The work is well suited and accessible to all readers, tense without being graphic, emotive without overreaching. Overall, I would highly recommend In the Orbit of Sirens as a must-read for sci-fi and dystopian fans who want to embark on an original and engrossing new series. Unmissable.”
—Readers’ Favorite ★★★★★ (5-star seal)
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“T.A. Bruno’s debut novel packs a lot of great ideas and inspiring world-building. He gives us exotic extraterrestrials, fabulous technology, and some mind-spinning science – as well as engaging action scenes and an immersive plot. He brings all arcs together in an exciting finale. The ending is satisfying but leaves space to explore the universe in the future.”
— The International Review of Books
(Gold Badge of Achievement Winner)

“An action-packed adventure from top to bottom. Bruno bends reality at will, with an imagination that fires on all cylinders throughout the story … Setting up a seemingly endless supply of new worlds to build and histories to create, In the Orbit of Sirens is an impressive debut from T.A. Bruno.”
— Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★
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“A seamless story of compelling power … Well executed, sharply told, and highly atmospheric, this promising start to a new epic science fiction series is sure to win Bruno plenty of fans.”
— The Prairies Book Review
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“Complex and well-constructed … Fans of science fiction that shows the challenges of interacting with alien environments and cultures will find much to enjoy in this book.”
— The US Review of Books
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Readers’ Favorite Silver Book Award Winner

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree 

Honorable Mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award

Finalist for the 2021 First Horizon Award

Literary Titan Gold Book Award Winner

The International Review of Books Badge of Achievement Winner


BLOGGER REVIEWS

“This book was jaw-dropping amazing! Brimming with action, great characters and stunning imaginative otherworldly settings! Superb!”
—Scarlett @ReadzandRunz
(read the full review on Through Novel Time & Distance)

“I can’t say enough great things about In the Orbit of Sirens. I love science fiction and this was perfect.”
—Lorraine Bondi @BondiLorraine
(read the full review at The Book and Nature Professor)

“This is an immersive, page flying sci-fi adventure that you won’t regret picking up! I mean honestly it’s one of my favorite modern scifi reads!”
—Athena @onereadingnurse
(read the full review on One Reading Nurse)

“In the Orbit of Sirens is a compelling, action-packed read that kept me turning pages well passed midnight.”
—Nick Kimball, Wicked Good Books
(see his video review at Wicked Good Books on Youtube)

“In the Orbit of Sirens is a beautifully and vividly crafted tale that will make you wish you where living on Kamaria.”
—Alyssa @IntotheHeartwyld
(read the full review at Into The Heart Wyld)

“The fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat fight sequences are also well thought through and no details are overlooked, making it highly enjoyable and a book that is difficult to put down.”
—Sue Bavey @SueBavey
(read the full review at Sue’s Musings)

“The writer does a great job of bringing this place to life, with the descriptive writing and varied scenes throughout the book, that I feel like I know it personally and have visited it.”
—Olliespot @OlliespotReview
(read the full review on Ollisespot SFF Book Reviews and Interviews)

“… the imaginative worldbuilding had me thirsting to know more about the wild unknown planet of Kamaria.”
—Justin Gross @plot_head
(read the full review on FanFiAddict.com)

“The world building here was some of the best I’ve seen in a while … You can tell that T.A. Bruno put a lot of work into his world building.”
—Cam @cosmic_reads
(read the full review on Cosmic Lattes and Books)

“In the Orbit of Sirens was a fun read, and each page felt like an adventure…”
—Rowena Andrews @R_M_Andrews
(read the full review on Beneath a Thousand Skies)


AWARDS FOR IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS

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