Saturday, 23 August 2014
Indie Pick: The Legacy: Fate by G. G. Atcheson
LX (or Alex for us Earthlings) is a Navigator. From the moment of his birth until he became of age, he prepared for his calling. On a routine exploration mission that shouldn't have taken more than a few months, an incident propels his spaceship light-years away from his destination, leaving him stranded on the third planet from a star called Sol.
The laws of survival are strict; he must not fraternize with the natives. However, an encounter with Mellie changes everything. She has speed and strength unknown to Earthlings yet strangely similar to his own species. This new discovery compels him to learn more about her and those who call themselves vampires. For her, he will break rules, his people's rules, until there is no turning back.
Meanwhile, mysterious storms are devastating cities. When they learn of their origin and the humans fail to see the threat, he, and his new friends, might be their only chance, but to save them and the one he loves, he may have to break his primary Oath: the vow never to take a life.
The words Vampires and Aliens in a review first caught my eye.
I didn't even read the blurb and jumped right in to experience the plot without any expectations.
This book took me by complete surprise. It has action, neat space ships, world peril and bad scientists. And vampires AND aliens (can't ask for more!) Plus romance, soldiers, really bad aliens and magic.
Plus it's a super fun story with lots of humour, a good guy who puts everything into doing the right thing and a sweet ending that had me saying yes!
I look forward to the next adventure, links below to both Legacy: Fate and Legacy: Destiny.