Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Chavanch Press
Released on September 20, 2015
I was stoked to see this tweenie follow-up story to Overload Flux spotlighting Luka and Mairwen once again. They are back on Luka’s icy homeworld to solve a cold case with his old mentor knowing more than he lets on.
Zero Flux comes between Mind Rising and Pico’s Crush in the series order, but really it can be read any time after book one, Overload Flux.
Zero Flux jumps right into the situation with some detail of the culture and politics of the homeworld Luka gladly left behind. This was a quick read and more short story than novella so it got to point with not as much story development as one gets used to in the main books in the series. That said, I was more than happy to be back with Luka and Mairwen as a cold case warms up and danger threatens. There was a little work on the murder and a little exploration for the pair of lovers who are tied by love, but neither has said the words or pushed for them. I felt the situation with Luka’s homeworld connection was actually less defined and then realized that this made sense the way things were.
I love this pair so I was only disappointed because I wanted longer time with them and see them continue working on their investigations and navigating a world of secrets that they must keep. It was a nice interlude that fans will enjoy.