Review: Galactic Search and Rescue by Carol Van Natta

Posted June 20, 2021 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 6 Comments

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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Galactic Search and Rescue by Carol Van Natta
Galactic Search and Rescue

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Series: Central Galactic Concordance #4.75
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Chavanch Press
Released on May 20, 2021
Pages: 135
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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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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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Anne - Books of My Heart
11 months ago

One of these days I will get in the mood for scifi romance.

Sophia Rose
11 months ago

And, when you do, you must try these. 🙂 I love this series.

11 months ago

I love a good sci-fi romance! And the telepathy/ mind powers thing sounds really fun too.

Sophia Rose
10 months ago
Reply to  Greg

Yes, it is really cool how the mind powers are a big part of each one. I love this series.

Carole Rae
10 months ago

Glad the romance didn’t take completely over. I liked a good story esp with Sci fi

Sophia Rose
10 months ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

These are great about putting in a lovely romance, but it is always back seat to the sci-fi setting and action plot. Love these.