Marine Book Review and Giveaway

About a year ago, I read and reviewed Halley's Casino by Mark JG Fahey.  Today, I have the pleasure of sharing my review of Marine, the 2nd book in the Halley's Casino Trilogy.  I enjoy science fiction and fantasy--so, what did I think of Marine?

Book Title: Marine (Halley's Casino Book 2) by Mark JG Fahey
Category: Adult Fiction, 378 pages
Genre: Science Fiction / Humor

About the Book

Nebula Yorker (“Neb” to his friends) finds himself on the water planet of Marine in a race to recover a long-lost Triopelian Star Chart he previously never knew existed.

Along the way, Neb encounters new friends and a villainous brother and sister team bent on doing whatever they must to get their hands on the star chart first – including mayhem and murder.

One cocky android, one imbibed professor, one universal(ly) renowned scientist and one ice breathing sassy Water Dragon make Neb wonder whether the past 3 years travelling with Halley’s Casino was just a peaceful lull?

Who will find the star chart first? What are the implications if Neb doesn’t? And what does a Water Moon have to do with all of this?

John Lennon seems to know….

My Review

Readers should expect to read this series in order.  I know I am sometimes guilty of beginning a series or trilogy in the middle or even at the end--and piecing the story together until all of the books are read.  While I love Fahey's writing style--he is very organized and creates a fun story from a hodgepodge of characters and events--he doesn't give readers much of the backstory from the first Halley's Casino book.   I think readers would enjoy the trilogy most if the books were read back to back--without a lot of time nor other science fiction/fantasy novels between books!  Additionally, this novel leaves readers hanging with loose ends--so expect to need to read the final book of the trilogy for any real closure to this novel.

Expect some twists, turns and new characters.  Much like the first book, the author keeps the pace and the action moving with twists and turns--and some of the same humor and sarcasm with some new characters thrown into the mix. The author makes even the more serious themes of the book a little lighter with his character interactions and writing style. 

Would I recommend Marine? I love the characters of this series--and the author's writing style and his imaginative settings.  I think I enjoyed this book a little more than the first because I had already settled into the author's sense of humor and his writing style.  If you enjoy lighter science fiction--with a unique mix of characters and situations--this is fun read for adults and teens alike.

To read more reviews, please visit Mark JG Fahey's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author:

Mark JG Fahey is not an alien, contrary to what you may have heard, though he swears he has been to space. Mark has dabbled in various undertakings throughout his illustrious career, from on-air hosting/reporter/stand-up comic to messenger for the Prime Minister of Canada. Mark also holds a degree in Restaurant Services. His family and friends can attest to his excellent cooking skills. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mark was raised and still resides in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada. Halley's Casino is the first book in the Halley's Casino trilogy.

Halley's Casino: 3rd place winner in a worldwide competition with World's Best Story 2017 . Finalist and 3rd place winner with the Independent Author Network October 2018 and is also a finalist for the inaugural Canadian Book Club Awards 2018.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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