Wednesday, 3 December 2008

The Arwen

The Official Blurb

When a comet the size of a small moon threatens the remote world of Regal the Earth Alliance assigns the most decorated ship in the fleet, the Arwen, to destroy it. Its Captain, Marjorie Cook, sees this as an opportunity to redeem herself after a tragic mistake in her past causes the death of over 400 of her crew. It seems like an easy mission but, when the Arwen arrives, it finds things are not what they seem.

My Review

A classic style of space faring story told in a modern way. The story has a nice plot interwoven with suprises and a rising level of tension that build to a terffic ending.

The crew have to deal with a bunch of alien races who all have their own motivations and all seem to be getting in the way of the Arwen's mission to save a planet.

If you like space based stories with aliens, fighters, tough soldiers, a mystery and a great show stopper ending then this is the audio book for you. I was absolutely delighted to discover that this book is only part one and that I have a number of sequels lined up ready to be listened to.

Good story, well read.

Reading 2/3
Production 2/3
Story 3/3

Total Score 7/9

Get it from Podiobooks

Listen to the first part.