Next up we have a 3 for 1 review! I’m going to be reviewing the Law and Crucible Saga by Ioana Visan.
Here’s the blurbs.
Genre – Science Fiction
Book 1 – No Port To Land
Nia is one of the few souls left aboard a drifting tomb known as The Pacific. The spaceship carries a deadly plague, and by the time they receive a distress call from an approaching shuttle, they are all close to losing hope they might ever escape alive. When the will of the shuttle crew and that of the survivors on The Pacific clash, Nia has to pick a side to save what she holds most dear.
Book 2 – Point of Origin
Suffering from neural degeneration, Thea is fading away in an asylum with no hope of ever leaving it.
When Captain Law offers her an opportunity to board his ship in return for her help, the astrophysicist is faced with having to learn to trust them or end up in another asylum with slim chance for recovery. And then her secret will be lost.
With a contract that they are desperate to obtain and a rogue asteroid in enemy territory, Captain Law and his crew must keep Thea free from harm, but a missing crew member and a band of misfits thwart their efforts and send them on a mission no one was prepared for.
Can Thea and Captain Law learn to work together for one goal or will long-held secrets and mistrust shake their resolve and destroy their efforts?
Book 3 – Bonds of Steel
On a routine trip across the asteroid field, the robot, Del, and unregistered AI, Vee, meet trouble. With Captain Law and his crew having been put into stasis, their only chance of survival will mean placing themselves at the mercy of what few resources they have. Without a human to assist them, Del and Vee will be vulnerable and so too will the ship and all the lives on board.
Despite their best efforts to avoid unwanted visitors, another ship is en route. Their arrival does not guarantee the safety of those on board, and may ultimately lead to their demise.
With his position on the ship on the line, can Del stave off an attack or are their deaths inevitable?
The Law and Crucible Saga is made up of 3 short stories. The focus of each is different but one common factor is Captain Law and his crew. Law’s gotten his hands on some information which could be quite valuable but he’s out looking for someone..but who and why?
I enjoyed the series more as I went along. At first I was a little confused as you arrive already into the action so to speak so it’s only as the author give you little bits of info that you piece events together.
When we get to the second book in the series we seem to have lost two of characters from the first book who joined the crew right at the end which through me a little if I’m honest.
The addition of Thea and Del in the later tales saved the series for me and really made me quite enjoy it.
Overall an interesting series which I feel would have worked quite well as full length novels. Just when things start the get interesting you’ve reached the end..I loved the plot but really wished for a bigger page count.
My rating 3/5 Stars