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- Print Length: 222 pages
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- Publication Date: January 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N63A1OL
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Anchor Leg: A Sci-Fi Mystery Novel Kindle Edition
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Well plotted, great twists and lots of action. I reccomend this highly to everyone who loves sci-fi
Jack Croxall’s Anchor Leg is a fantastic sci-fi novel, with a fast-paced plot, twisty intrigue, and incredibly well-developed characters. While I’m a self-confessed cynic, I also found the romance in this plot was nicely handled, neither distracting nor detracting from the primary plot, but actually supporting the action and contributing to character development. That’s a challenging achievement for many books, and one I admire. The exposition also managed to maintain a perfect balance between keeping the reader informed enough to understand the undercurrents and managing to completely avoid the fatal data dump. This book was an extraordinarily satisfying read on pretty much every level, and I have every intention of going to camp out on this author’s page to do my best Oliver Twist impression. An outstanding achievement.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
Under the watchful eye of her mentor, Bakalar (the Head of Security), Seren seems to be relishing her new role and life. Following a mysterious technical hitch, the Charybdis receives a distress signal from the Scylla, a small VIP ship. This results in Seren being dispatched as part of a team to investigate. But things don't go quite to plan and she finds herself embroiled in a deadly mystery that has the power to turn into a catastrophe.
The story evolves as more unexplained events take place, adding to the mystery, intrigue, and danger. As a result, she has no other choice but to step up and tackle the situation head-on. It's a baptism of fire for this newly appointed apprentice.
The book is written in first person POV, and describes everything in present tense rather than past. So we are listening to the main character describing everything as it happens. It did take me some time to get the voice in my head in synched with the main character. For some reason (no idea why), I found myself reminded of an old style detective movie being narrated by a dude (the detective) in a black trench coat and hat. As I said, this was just me trying to find the correct voice. Once I knew more about the main character, the trench coat man faded and Seren Temples stepped forward.
I'll admit that I'm a big fan of action, and was pleased to find there were some tense action scenes in the book, more so in the latter half. Early on, I did find that parts of the story were slower as we were introduced to the characters, settings, and establishing the backstory/plot. Keep in mind, this is just my thirst for action from the get-go, rather than anything lacking in the story.
The plot was multi-layered. It raised questions about Earth's sustainability, challenges to our survival, the complexities of human nature, and showed how we can align with different causes based on our own experiences/perception/beliefs. Everything was tied up neatly and I didn't notice any loose ends that were left unanswered.
In a Nutshell - Anchor Leg is a fundamentally a mystery, which could sit comfortably in a range of settings. To me, the balance between sci-fi action thriller and detective mystery tips more to the mystery side. Recommended for sci-fi fans who like to get their teeth into solving a mystery.
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