Title: The Morrigan, Solar Wind 5
Amazon Author Page: Lyz Russo
Publication Date: March 5, 2016
Genres: Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction, Pirates, Action & Adventure
IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:
“Actually, interesting fact of bygone eras,” said Federi, “in the past, pirates chose their captains democratically.”
Radomir Lascek is in trouble. Of all the forces trying to take the Solar Wind out of his hands, Federi is still the most benign. The Solar Wind finds herself on a space trip, at the end of which there may even be a treasure. Or not. Dana, Empress of New Dome, is leading the expedition – but she is not exactly an ally. Strange little aliens have boarded the Solar Wind and are hitching a ride, causing havoc, and in the background lurks an evil entity that identifies itself as “The Morrigan”, one of the ancient Gods, demanding blood sacrifice. And Captain Lascek’s most loyal sailor, Federi, is plotting mutiny…
Will they make it home?
To read my review of the first book, The Mystery of the Solar Wind, click here. To read my review of the second book, The Assassin, click here. To read my review of the third book, Freedom Fighter, click here. To read my review of the fourth book, Raider, Click here.
In book five, “The Morrigan,” the entire crew of the Solar Wind is back, along with some new and fascinating space entities. Dana, an alien from the planet New Dome, remains aboard the ship flaunting her agenda with Captain Radomir Lascek. Little has changed in that department and Perdita remains the key to protecting humankind from Dana’s malevolence.
But that’s only the beginning of this saga. Hang on… the Solar Wind is in danger and it’s up to the pirate assassin, Federi, and his wife, the lovely genetic engineer/musician, Paean, to save the day.
As the Solar Wind undertakes another trip into space there are rumors of a hidden treasure that beckons to the captain and the crew. Dana, Empress of New Dome leads the expedition into deep space. The problem is, she’s not exactly an ally and secretly wants the treasure for herself.
It doesn’t take long for the crew to figure out there are some strange things going on inside the ship. Peculiar visitors have boarded the ship causing havoc with the crew. To make matters worse, the space crawlers seem to be multiplying. Some of the aliens take to impersonating the crew and when Paean wakes up one morning to spot Federi’s old girlfriend in his arms, she’s had it! You can be sure the fireworks between Federi and Paean will be explosive.
Then, there’s the problem with the Solar Wind. The ship appears to have become sentient and personally involves itself with the evil entity, “The Morrigan,” leading the crew into further danger.
There were many twists and turns in this story and the end totally surprised me. The writing and the dialog are crisp and engaging. I have enjoyed this series from the very beginning and “The Morrigan,” tops my list for fun YA fiction. There is something here for everyone. If you love science fiction, romance, fantasy, mysteries, and high octane action, you have found your next series to read. Did I mention pirates?
Keeping a series fresh and interesting illustrates the writing expertise of the author. Lyz Russo has woven an entertaining futuristic tale around the two characters that propel the story forward, Federi and Paean. There’s an age difference here, and I can’t wait to see if these two have what it takes to stay married. Only time will tell.
Buy the 6 book series and enjoy life aboard The Solar Wind.
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
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Author, Lyz Russo
Meet Lyz Russo:
I’m a South African writer and musician. Between running a violin studio and raising 3 beautiful children, and writing through nights, I also run a maverick indie publishing house in South Africa called P’kaboo Publishers.
Have a look: www.pkaboo.net
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