Scientist Dr. Ryne Silar is on a mission to prevent the V3s,
a genetically enhanced military of the future, from taking
over the government. His and engineer Dr. Cary Matthews
attempts to stop them go wrong sending the doctors on the
run. Near to being captured, the doctors’ only hope is the
soldiers who were cryogenically frozen over 50 years ago.
Out of the 10 ten soldiers only 2 have survived the deep
sleep. Will these soldier, also enhanced with super
abilities, be enough to help destroy the V3s and prevent
them being created ever again?
“Enhanced” is an action packed, edge of your seat thrill.
Nighthawk and Brimstone, the newly awaken soldiers, come
alive in more ways than one. I really liked this story;
it’s very imaginative and entertaining.
routine delivery with the help of his new co-pilot Mills,
space privateer Tris is surprised to find his live cargo is
for human research, worse yet, it’s humans infected with a
deadly disease that could destroy the human race. Before he
could unload the cargo with the help of Mills and Rey, the
military medic accepting the shipment, an alien attack
forces them to leave their cargo except for one patient, a
young man named Retter. Retter may be the only hope to save
civilization, the key to the cure and possibly Tris’ heart.
enjoyed “Close Encounters”. I felt for Retter and the
lonely life he led and how a simple touch was like the world
was given to him. The action and suspense of the story is
good and well paced for a story of this length. Alien
fights and saving the world makes “Close Encounters” a
really good read.
“Following the Sun”
their spacecraft on a strange planet Jack and Samuel find
themselves embraced by the natives of the Lan'do'tay tribe.
Living amongst them and learning their language and culture
Jack and Samuel quickly become attached to the beautiful new
world and the two natives who took them into their homes and
their beds. Soon their peaceful existence is threatened by
illness and war that may force them to leave their new home.
“Following the Sun” is sweet, loving and sad. I enjoyed it a
lot and hated for it to end, I wanted more. The interaction
between Jack and Samuel with the natives that rescued them
is so sweet, there are sweet moments throughout this story.
Arl’ban and Lan’do are infatuated by the strangers to their
world and they took really good care of them.
Far From Home is a great anthology mixing sci-fi
action and romance, all three of the stories are really
good. I like Madeleine Urban’s imagination and creativity
however her constant use of a character’s occupation or some
type of descriptive pronoun instead of the person’s name can
be distracting to the point of annoying in some instances
especially in intimate situations. Aside from that I enjoy
her work and Far From Home was well worth