by Paul Regnier
Space heroes or cosmic rejects?
Captain Glint Starcrost is not having the carefree, adventurous life the space academy brochures promised star pilots.
Broke, with an unreliable star freighter and a bounty on his head, Glint is desperate enough to try anything. Even set out on a quest to find a fabled good luck charm, the Emerald Enigma.
Now for a crew. A passive aggressive ship computer, a peaceable alien warrior, and time-traveling teen from the past aren’t what he had in mind. But they’ll have to do.
The Emerald Enigma won’t wait forever and neither will the bounty hunter tracking him.
The Emerald Enigma has fun with itself, and the sci-fi genre on the whole. It’s a goofy story, and you honestly don’t know what will happen next while reading it. So, if you’re a serious sci-fi reader, this might not be a good fit for you. But if you like humor, The Emerald Enigma might be a good fit. 🙂
As I’ve already said, this is a funny story. Regnier did a great job with his characters and their voices. I rarely (and I mean *rarely*) laugh out loud while reading, and The Emerald Enigma had me close a couple of times.
In line with the tone of the novel, the plot isn’t overly complex but is still engaging as Glint and his crew get out of one mess only to fall into another. The ending felt a tad deux ex machina, but it actually made sense.
Overall, The Emerald Engima was a fun story.
Cautions: non-graphic violence; one kiss; moderate romance