The Voyages of the Seven Synopsis: Theopolis James Logan is finally living his long-cherished dream. Whisked away from his mundane life on Earth – along with six other gifted teenagers – by an alliance of peaceful, alien civilisations known as The Affinity, he has forged a life of excitement and wonder on another world. To his friends, he is a technical specialist, adept in the use of super-advanced technology. However, in secret, he is a covert operative for The Star Agency: the Affinity’s secret service, defending the galaxy against the shadowy forces of the Metah Dah, the Affinity’s sworn enemy.
For centuries, the Star Agency has helped maintain a fragile peace, but when a devastatingly powerful secret weapon is lost, presumed stolen, it sets in motion a chain of events, pushing the Affinity towards the brink of war and plunging the seven human friends into a nerve-shredding battle for survival. Can they survive in a universe more dangerous and unpredictable than they can possibly imagine, or will the dark forces of the enemy triumph, tearing the Affinity apart? -Goodreads
Voyages of the Seven Review
I was nervous to read this, the second book in The Star Agency Chronicles, as by-and-large, the second book in a trilogy sucks. Even if it doesn’t suck, its generally nowhere near as good as the first book. So when I was approached by the author to read Voyages of the Seven for review, I was wincing as I reluctantly agreed.
I’m glad I did agree. While not quite as good as The Star Agency, The Voyages of the Seven does a wonderful job of expanding upon the seven earthlings stories within the Affinity. We learn more about the Metah Dah, we get to see Theo and the rest grow personally and professionally, and get exciting new twists and turns as the story propels itself on with almost relentless intensity.
I think, again, if you’re a fan of Orson Scott Card’s Ender series, you can’t not read this book. This series is proving interesting, and well-written enough, that I truly would not be shocked to see it being optioned for a movie a few years from now. Its that well done.