Wandering in the vastness of space, is the Sky Drifter; an academy reserved for the best students in the known universe. Seven is just such a student. Gifted in strategy and Sphere, he lives happily on-board with his friends Iris and Pi, taking on his rival, visiting planets for exploration and competition. Everything is the way he likes it, until he sees a mysterious girl in a red coat, who will reveal to him a secret that will bring everything he thought he knew crashing down around him.
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Seven is a likeable and balanced character, for the most part. There were times when I found him annoying, but this was mainly during a large sports event where he was being a fool with no sense of self-preservation. Pi and Iris are good sidekicks and complement Seven well while Ava is fun. One comes across as a slightly stereotypical bully although the ending adds layers of complexity to the rivalry between him and Seven.
Although the basic premise for the plot is easy to identify, the way events play out is interesting. I would’ve liked a few more surprises before the revelations leading up to the denouement but enjoyed reading The Sky Drifter regardless. Singer’s descriptions are as vivid as the strange and wondrous places featured in this novel.