Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Rampant Loon Media LLC (February 1, 2016)
Kindle: 577 KB
Publisher: Rampant Loon Press; First edition (January 31, 2016)
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Have Spaceship, Will Travel
This is so much fun! It reminds me of a lot of SciFi adventure stories from when I was younger, like those inspired by the Heinlein juveniles. YA before YA was coined.
It's about two teens who are running all over space in a spaceship, searching for two particulr adults in distress, fleeing deadly plots, and tangling with space pirates.
The basic set-up is that Matt is a rich kid, a really rich kid. He's heir to one of the biggest family business empires in the galaxy. His parents have been missing for seven years so in that time the board of directors has been running the company but now he is finally coming into his majority.
Matt has a secret - he has psychic abilities. It's a secret because anyone who is psychic is automatically impressed into the Psi Corps. But his abilities allow him to sense that his parents are still alive. Of course no one believes him.
Now that Matt has control of the company he announces that he will use all the company's resources to look for his parents. He is immediately attacked by assassins. Trusting only his head of security, he flees with Michelle, his classmate and secret bodyguard and their adventure begins.
It's an action-packed adventure. Matt & Michelle are both wholesome, smart, and vibrant characters. It is a clean read - there is romance and sex, but the sex is off-screen and very respectfully treated. It's a great summer read for your teen or yourself.
Henry Vogel is the author of several SF novels, including the Scout's Honor series and Counterfeit Captain, which is set in the same universe as Fugitive Heir. If you have really young kids, check out our review of Henry Vogel's read-aloud story book, I'm In Charge.
Reviewed by VM on June 22, 2016