Donoghue’s multigenre approach to his series opener is a triumph

“Donoghue’s multigenre approach to his series opener is a triumph. Although it’s primarily science fiction, the story also boasts thrillerlike suspense…Numerous characters evolve over the course of the story even though it’s only Book 1…the ending promises further adventures with these well-drawn characters.”
Kirkus Reviews, February 21, 2019

Great hard sci-fi plus adventure!

“I really like this story, and can’t wait for book 2. The science is great, the mystery is fantastic, plus great relationships and of course stupid politicians and generals… :). Hard to put down!” Amazon rating: 5 out of 5 stars

 – Eric C. Anderson, Amazon Vine Voice, January 15, 2019

Thank goodness…no space wars!!

“I loved this! This is just my kind of book. Interesting characters driven by curiosity, cover ups, aliens. Just a good old fashioned story based on science. It’s hard to find stories that aren’t all about space wars and people trying to wipe each other out and this book had none of that. Thank you for writing such a well written, fun book. I will be looking out for the next one!” Amazon rating: 5 out of 5 stars
 – Bed-Stuy reader, January 15, 2019


Mr. Donoghue knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat…..

“From the beginning to the last page, I was beside myself trying to read faster and faster so I could get to the end and know what happened. Not many authors can do that, I am a real picky reader and I like to be on the edge of my seat with any book I read. This was the most amazing story. The people were like old friends and you find yourself talking outloud, yelling at the book, and so excited to see what happens. It’s like when I watch a Sy Fy movie I am always looking for that adrenaline to start flowing! Well this book delivers more adrenaline than you ever wanted!! I will be reading more of Mr. Dongohue’s books. Can’t wait for book 2 of Skywave, hurry write faster, faster please!! Unlike any science fiction book I have read lately, I loved it!” Amazon rating: 5 out of 5 stars

 – Melrae, January 15, 2019

Every Donoghue book gets better

“I almost put the first of Patrick Donoghue’s books (Shadows of the Stone Benders) down. It wasn’t the level of writing I was looking for. I am SO glad I didn’t – every books has gotten better, the writing more assured, the characters deeper and more interesting. Add in that the alternate history story lines are very cool. Can’t wait for the next book and Bravo! to Patrick.” Amazon rating: 5 out of 5 stars

 – M. Swett, January 13, 2019

Excellent read!

“Really liked this plot. Very interesting and kept my interest up so much so I couldn’t put it down. By the way, there are no grammatical or spelling errors, for those that hate that. This is just good hard scifi in the here and now. Reminds me of James P. Hogan, whose stories I love. Definitely a winner and an author I’ll be following from now on.” Amazon rating: 5 out of 5 stars

 – Dow Hurst, January 13, 2019

Fast paced and imaginative science fiction.

“Great storytelling, good characters and lots of action and plot twists. Would make a fun movie! One of the more imaginative meetings between humans and aliens I’ve read.” Amazon rating: 5 out 5 stars

 – Russ Kalen, January 12, 2019

Read it. You’ll like it!

“Enjoyed the characters and story. Plenty of suspense. The author is a true story teller. Waiting impatiently for the next installment.” Amazon rating: 5 out of 5 stars

 – @MARR, January 12, 2019

Amazing story

“This story has suspense, aliens, and many long held secrets. Great characters and lots of action made this hard to put down.” Amazon rating: 5 out of 5 stars

– W. Adams, January 10, 2019

Interesting story line

“The premise is intriguing, the storyline is engaging. Characters from the other series are brilliantly incorporated into this one. I am anxiously awaiting the next adventure.” Amazon rating: 5 out 5 stars

 – Kathleen Z. Glass, January 7, 2019

Avg. Amazon rating: 4.5 stars

Total reviews: 172

Last updated: 7/25/19

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Avg. Goodreads rating: 4.4 stars

Total ratings: 440

Last updated: 7/25/19

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