Saturday, August 8, 2020

Casindra Lost: Paradisi Chronicles (Lost Mission Series Book 1)

 

Casindra Lost: Paradisi ChroniclesCasindra Lost: Paradisi Chronicles by Marti Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Riveting and emotionally involving...

Forty-some years ago my uncle gave me a science fiction anthology. It was a thick red hardback that I read from cover to cover. It inspired a lifelong love of the genre. The stories in that book made me think outside the box. They filled me with awe for the imagination it took to write them. That book still remains in my collection today. The title is OMNIBUS OF SCIENCE FICTION, edited by Groff Conklin, a well-known and prolific editor of the genre. It was published in 1952, the Golden Age of Science Fiction. It’s a substantial volume, 562 pages, with 43 stories divided into sections relating to a common theme. Some stories are fun, some are thought-provoking, and some are adventurous. I love them all.

Casindra Lost: Paradisi Chronicles (Lost Mission Series Book 1) by Marti Ward is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn settings and characters. The author weaves a well-crafted technically detailed sci-fi about space travel, and how it may well work for humans in the future. This is an adventure that will captivate the reader’s attention and imagination from the start. It’s an exhilarating and intriguing tale that will have you turning the pages from beginning to end.

Casindra Lost unfurls in small acts, at first feeling slight to touch, then building in emotional substance. Into the spaces between the words, the author breathes a pulsating intensity that rolls like a motion picture camera. With an abundance of imagery in the writing style, it makes you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I look for in a good book.

For fans of the genre looking for an interesting, three-dimensional, and stimulating read, this would come highly recommended. I’ll be looking forward to reading more from Marti Ward in the future. A well-deserved five stars from me.

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