Review: Beyond The Milky Way by Aithal

Beyond The Milky Way by Aithal

(I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)


Are we alone?

Three astronauts go to space in search of a planet that probably has water—one of the basic elements for humanity to survive. Do they find it? What else do they find? They encounter something—something strange—beyond their wildest imaginations, and their mission-to-explore becomes a mission-to-survive.

They experience something that makes them question their beliefs. All the things they had taken for granted, everything they had seen and learned, don’t seem to apply any longer.

Something happens along the way that makes them yearn to come back to Earth. After all, home is where the heart is.

This is not just another science fiction. Rather, it will make you question your own beliefs—may they be scientific, religious, political, or something else.


The story is filled with realistic, compelling characters who keep the readers hooked. Even the 'otherworldly' characters have been well crafted by the author. Honestly can't say more without giving out any spoilers.


Can we talk about how absolutely awesome the plot is? Since this is a spoiler-free review I can't tell you about the exact things that were awesome about the plot, so you'll just have to take my word for it. The plot make me go into self-introspection. True to what the book's blurb says, the story makes one question a whole lot of things that we generally take for granted. This is a science fiction book yes, but philosophy is interspersed with the plot in a really interesting manner. Also it is the first book of a series and ends with a cliffhanger! I really want to know what happens next and also the answers to various questions that have popped up throughout the book.


The writing is clutter free and the descriptions are vivid without getting overtly descriptive. The social commentary and discussions throughout the book are written in a very intriguing manner and play an important role in the shaping of the plot. The writing is in such a way that it helps the reader connect to the story.


- The highly interesting plot
-The characters
-The writing


-Ends in a cliffhanger!! ( Its not a huge complaint at all. I'm just incredibly impatient!)


It is a thought-provoking book with a unique plot and compelling characters. I would recommend this book to everyone looking for a unique sci-fi storyline.


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