Tuesday, January 16, 2018

No Star Like a Ghost Star


Ghost Star (Ghost Star Adventures)Ghost Star by Roger Eschbacher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Young Galen Bray faces trouble by the gross. Pursued by the murderous alien Mohk, he pilots his space craft down an interstellar rabbit hole only to discover a lost civilization, his past and his destiny.

This book seemed designed for younger readers, with some of the characters a tad thin. Also, the familiar archetypes peopling this thriller might've been tweaked to separate them out from the usual space opera tropes of warrior women, clever robots, and evil-for-evil's-sake villians.

Nevertheless, the story's alien characters and locations are well-handled by the author who keeps his world accessible to the reader. In addition, there's action aplenty, a likable protagonist, droll humor and enough twists to keep the narrative speeding along. A fun, enjoyable read.

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2 comments:

Johanna PoirotFan_FictionFan said...

Usually not a science fiction fan, I do like a fun read and what you described sounds like a cross between Star Wars and Star Warners, enjoyment wise if not story related. While I don't promise I will read it, if I see it in the book store, I might just pick it up.

JP Mac said...

Many archetypes similar to Star Wars.

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