Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sword Of Fire - Emmett McDowell

As well as being a kidlet investigator, it seems that Jupiter Jones is also a space hero of the good old fashioned variety, working for the Galactic Colonization Board.

He runs into a space warp, his co-pilot kills himself, he has to land on a planet in the middle of who knows where thanks to said warp, and soon he is captured by a race of human enslaving purple octopoid mollusk creatures that control the local humans and breed them for various purposes. (Think Stargate, here, for something more modern along those evil alien lines).

A small group of the locals have some telepathic ability, helpful for learning the language. It appears a saviour has been foretold, one who will come from the stars, and Mr. Jones has blundered into this role.

Definitely a fun space adventure of this type, and if those appeal, this short novel is worth a look.

3.5 out of 5

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