Spiderworld is not written by the author, but by Time-lord Orlando Oversight. He put the story into the author’s head. Also, what happened, hasn’t happened yet. This is a unique read in so many ways, and I loved it. Eight-limbed “spiders” rule the Multiverse. Humans (yeng) are an enslaved species, and also provide delicious meat to the Aranians.
The narrative is written in third person, and shows the POV shifts clearly most of the time. Occasionally, Orlando Oversight will add commentary. Some of the dialogue can be a bit long in the tooth, but that is what Spider Aranian Boklung is famous for. The character development, world building, plot, and pacing are all done well, and this was a book that pulled me into its pages. The ending is open, and I can see the possibility for a sequel here. There are lessons to be learned within this fun read, and more than a little allegory.
If you love sci-fi, alien worlds, even a bit of romance, then you’re bound to love this book. I give it 5 out of 5 stars, and look forward to seeing more from this author.