CassaStar is a mixture of science fiction, adventure, and space opera. How awesome is that? You can check out the cool book trailer here.
Library Journal says CassaStar "...calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein's early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars."
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