William Flynn was eager to take on a job as a reporter at the newly-founded Tau Ceti colony, where he would meet his fiancé and begin a new life. Instead, his colony vessel is flung far from the intended destination, appearing instead in an entirely different galaxy.
Now Flynn and the rest of the crew of the Tereshkova colony vessel must survive among unknown allies and enemies. They are forced to accept help from the mysterious alien scientist Asar, who offers to guide them to safety. Before they can get there, they will have to evade the Revna, a race bent on eradicating all who oppose them.
Caught in the middle of an alien war and billions of light years from home, the crew of the Tereshkova must fight for survival. Flynn and his friends must put their trust in alien strangers in order to survive as they seek a new home among the stars.
Plot: This exciting and well-developed sci-fi adventure sees a space vessel and crew stranded in an unknown galaxy.
Prose/Style: While this narrative occasionally becomes overly technical, which tends to somewhat slow the plot, the author ultimately crafts a believable world in an easy flowing manner.
Originality: With appealing alien characters and a vividly realized world, this futuristic story has some surprises in store for readers.
Character Development/Execution: The characters display change and growth through the novel and readers will be invested in their outcomes.
Date Submitted: August 30, 2021