Synopsis via Goodreads
As the spaceship secretly lands on Earth, Ka’s mission is clear: find and kill Transprophetics. His shipmates think of him as a killer. On his home planet of Koranth, he is considered a murderer. Haunted in his dreams by the boy whose life he stole, Ka struggles to define who he really is.
A girl in a temple in Thailand. A boy kidnapped in Mexico. Both can do the impossible. Both can move objects with their minds. These two Transprophetics pose grave risks to the Donovackia Corporation as it plans its invasion of Earth.
With a blade in his hand, Ka’s decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.
Wow. If I could sum up the experience that is reading The Betrayal of Ka, it would have to be “Wow.”
For one, Oliver’s world-building skills are exquisite. The details he used to describe this galaxy with multiple life-sustaining planets and how they interact/coexist/function was amazing.
That descriptiveness carried over to the characters as well. I feel like I would know Ka or Dylan or Bjorn if I passed them on the street. Each character had a distinctive personality that I felt completed their respective story arcs perfectly. Ka’s story arc specifically warmed my heart as I got further into this book.
As for the plot itself, it had several intermingling storylines going on, but I feel like by the end of the book each one was wrapped up in a way that left me satisfied and not lacking anything major, but also intrigued by what the second book might hold.
There were more twists and turns than I could keep up with, but in a good way that meant that when I sat down to read this book, I read large portions at once.
For anyone who loves futuristic fantasy/sci-fi I would definitely recommend checking it out.
(I feel the need to say that I would recommend this for high schoolers and up, as there is violence/some dark parts to the book, but they also are sort of what make the book)