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Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Chavanch Press
Released on May 20, 2021
Blasting into action with the latest crew in a Central Galactic Concordance series story is a sci-fi treat. I wish I could savor each new one, but I devour them quickly and pine for the next one immediately after. Blend of superb sci-fi worldbuilding, complex and diverse characters, intrigue and breathtaking action makes them nigh irresistible.
Galactic Search and Rescue is a novella that falls after the fourth novel-length series book. It can standalone just fine with its brief reference to the central series arc themes and newly introduced characters and situation. That said, the series is one not to be missed in its entirety.
The book opens with Taz Correa frustrated over the huge mess that one of the other search and rescue teams has made of their storage and equipment bay. She’s a strong telekinetic minder and she is helped by another of her own diminished team, Rylando Dalroinn, who is a minder with telepathic abilities specifically to animals. She’s had a checkered past of trusting the wrong guys and came to her minder talents late so is slowly getting used to the prejudices against those who are gifted. She’s attracted to Rylando, but he seems just as wary of her and doesn’t seem to do well with humans like his motley crew of animal team members that are all rescues and designer pet rejects that he has carefully trained. I enjoyed the ease-in beginning that introduced these new characters and their situation.
The action starts when they get called out on a SAR mission to aid a colony planet with an isolated town hit by an earthquake. The action around the rescue and a twist to heighten the danger had me riveted. Toward the end, a further addition of political intrigue that is a reference to the overall series situation added some conflict.
While there is romance and it is a main element, it is not the central element and shares with the character development and action side of the plot. I love how the author balances it all and particularly leans heavily on the futuristic space world setting to make it a perfect blend for sci-fi lover and those who are not generally sci-fi fans. This sci-fi series that make my favorites lists each year and are a high recommend. You really must!
My thanks to the author who provided an eARC to read in exchange for an honest review.
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