Haan, Book #0.5
By James K. Decker
ISBN# 9781101621868
Author’s Website:  http://www.jameskdecker.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy

*Beware of possible Spoilers*


Plagued by overpopulation, disease, and starvation, humanity was headed for extinction—until an alien race called the haan arrived. And then the real trouble began.

Dragan Shao is a dedicated soldier, but he’s seen—and delivered—too much death and despair as a border zone guard. After he secures a discharge, he travels to the gritty city of Hangfei, where he hopes being a security guard patrolling the impact rim—the wasteland that surrounds the haan spaceship since it crash-landed fifty years ago—will be a less devastating duty. But that’s before he receives a distress signal from a girl more in need of saving than himself…

Ember is a prequel novella to James K. Decker’s The Burn Zone, and the ebook contains the first chapter of that novel as well. (Goodreads)


This is a must read before you read book one, The Burn Zone. As with The Burn Zone, this is a well written, interesting world and engaging story. What makes this story so important to read first is that the story is about Dragan Shao. Knowing his background and how he finds the “girl” who is his daughter in the next book, lets us know what kind of person he is. It really helps to understand some of the things in The Burn Zone better.

I love this gritty world James has created, with characters that are hard yet with heart.  I highly recommend reading in order for any Sci-fi fans, a wonderful addition to the genre.

(A big thank you to James for the gift of this book after reading book one. I am a fan and am looking forward to reading more about this world.)