Publish Date: 4 May 2019
Publisher: Black Library
Series: Warped Galaxies (Book 2)
Format Read: Kindle on I-phone
Having crash landed on a remote ice planet, Zelia Lor and her friends Talen, Mekki and the super-intelligent alien-ape Fleapit must do whatever they can to survive. A distress beacon offers some hope of rescue, but what else lurks in the ice and snow, watching them with hungry eyes…?
Pictures, this book had some very nice drawings in them…
This fun little book, written with kids in mind, was quite a journey once again. For those that have read my Attack Of The Necron review, written by the same author, will know that I saw past the fact that it was written for a younger audience and enjoyed it for what it was. Even at 200 odd pages I managed to fly through this book. I am not even a little bit ashamed at myself for indulging in something like this, I finished a book at last this month… What helped C.O.T.G. as well was the fact that it once again had som pretty neat illustrations, but I have stated that further up have I not?
I liked the fact that Cavan kept close to the lore of the Genestealers being able to establish mind control over people. I am not sure if I have read it happening in one of my 40K novels yet, but I do know that these beast can be viscous. The new format of the Genestealer cultists in current day 40K is more akin to persuade people easier to give in to them as I understand it. It does not matter though, in this book it helped with the suspense plot and I can see kids just dying to know if their heroes will make it through or not. I was also introduced to another creature I never heard of or read before and am exited to see if it makes its way to a actual miniature some day. What? it actually exists already?
Okey, I do not want to run into one of these one day…
All in all I had some fun going on this cold adventure. The book ends on a clear cliffhanger and I suspect that there wil be a book three as it seems the author has had a lot of fun writing the last two. Maybe I should try my hand at this type of writing some time too? I gave this a 4 out of 5 on GR and will recommend it to fans, also to those said fans who would like to share their hobby with their kids one day. These novels were written with the idea of hooking more youngsters to make sure the next generation of fans will emerge in the not so distant future. This has certainly helped me get through my reading slump a bit.
Hope you have a great day.