Review: Far From Home by Tony Healey

tony_healry_far_from_homeThis is the first new book series I’ve started to read in a while. I bought this on a whim, and I have now started to read it (about half way through the series.)

I will complete reading the series, but I feel I have enough of “a handle” on the story to write this review.

The story is not terribly original, I would guess that the author is somewhat of a Star Trek Voyager fan, so if you enjoyed the adventures of Cpt. Janeway and her crew, you will in all probability enjoy this book series as well. The story sets the scene, it is a familiar one. Two factions waging war, one ship escaping an ambush only to end up in an uncharted part of the universe, throw in a synthetic/clone vs organic human issue… you see where this is headed.

But even though the story might be lacking in originality, the characters have been fleshed out quite nicely, and their back story told in flashbacks that feel like a natural part of the narrative. There are some moments that are all to predictable you have the classic red-shirt problem.. as a new character is introduced you will figure out within a short time whether they will survive or not.

Conclusion: the story is not the most original or action packed but combined with a solid gallery of characters it is not a bad read. However I would rather recommend something other to read; The Bern Saga is an excellent alternative.

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