This review’s going to be short and sweet since I’m also doing an interview with the lovely Papatia Feauxzar about just this series.
The Ducktrinors is a compilation of the first two books in the Jihad Series. This series is not likely to be one you’ve come across before – Muslim sci-fi novels are few and far between, after all.
But Papatia Feauxzar has found a way to make the two mesh in a way that’s not only plausible but fun and interesting.
The Ducktrinors is quite long but it’s a quick read – it took me just a few hours to reach the final page and it was nice to have a well tied up ending along with some interest toward the future of the series as well.
I did find it a bit overwhelming to remember the identities of the entire ensemble cast but Papatia makes a good effort of reminding readers when things get a bit too fast paced.
All in all, a good, interesting read that you’ll probably end up going back to once or twice.
Final rating: 4 stars out of 5.