Boone’s Journey is an amazing short story centring around a strong, independent woman named Talia. Not your typical heroine, Talia is damaged and antisocial, an alcoholic and essentially an orphan, and I was left strangely sympathetic to her plight (even though I don’t think we’d be friends in real life).
Although Boone’s Journey follows Talia’s latest space mission, it is the insight to her past that builds up the meat of the story. Through memories and flash backs, we learn of Talia’s childhood as well as her personal life, the life between her missions. These were my favourite parts of the story, and my only complaint is that they weren’t expanded upon even more – I would have loved to know even more about Talia’s parents, her training, and the man she meets on Amiliba.
With a touching and unexpected ending, this story is well worth the read, and I can’t wait to see more from this author! You can get your copy of Boone’s Journey for $0.99 on Amazon, or check out the rest of Kirstin’s catalogue!