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The Fugitive Heir: Matt & Michelle Book 1 (English Edition) Kindle版
“My parents are not dead!”Everyone thinks I’m in denial, and have been ever since my parents vanished seven years ago. Everyone thinks I should just shut up and accept the vast inheritance coming my way. Everyone thinks I should let it go and get on with my life.
Everyone is wrong. I know my parents are still alive—but if I reveal how I know, I’ll be drafted into Psi Corps.
My inheritance can fund my search for them. I didn’t count on deadly opposition from the board of the very company I’m about to inherit. There are powerful people involved who will go to any lengths to protect their dark secrets and silence me forever, but these people don't know about my three wildcards: my rebuilt spaceship, my best friend (who is also my bodyguard), and the psychic powers I've kept secret my entire life.
My parents are alive, and I'm going to find them and save them—whatever it takes.
- ASIN : B01BC4PUSY
- 出版社 : Rampant Loon Press; 第3版 (2016/1/31)
- 発売日 : 2016/1/31
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 1332 KB
- 同時に利用できる端末数 : 無制限
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 216ページ
Surprisingly - or, just maybe, not so surprisingly - I can't manage that with this book. Out of some 25 other reviews, my thoughts pretty much matched the gamut of comments made by others.
The book is a fun, fast-paced read, eminently enjoyable from page 1 onward. The author's style that reminds me very much of Robert Heinlein's young adult science fiction stories (Red Planet, The Star Beast, Citizen of the Galaxy). The story's main characters - Matt and Michelle - are a pair of bright and energetic young people, around 17 or 18 years old (you can pin it down from clues in the text), each harboring a couple deep, dark secrets. Together, they set off in an old spaceship that Matt and his father restored in their 'garage' as a 'father and son' project, hoping to find Matt's parents - who have now been missing for seven years, just long enough to now be declared officially dead. Of course, his folks were the heads of a multi-trillion dollar, federation-wide corporation, and Matt is the presumptive heir to the 'throne'. If he can stay alive and un-disappeared, that is.
The book moves at a brisk pace, once the two teens set out on their quest, and each one brings a 'particular set of skills' to the task at hand. The skills may seem far-fetched, at first, but - as the story progresses - the logical reasons for their having those skills are revealed in a well-thought manner. The action of the story is tightly woven, moving the two main characters from one danger to the next with skill and care, and I enjoyed the fact that they don't always 'defeat' their antagonists so much as 'outwit' them.
For the parents in the audience... Yes, the book has some violence. You can't have a story that features pirates and space battles without at least a little bit of violence. However, the violence in this story is neither gratuitous nor graphic. Also, there is some sexual content in the story. These are two teenagers who fell in love with each other years earlier - but never suspected that the other shared their feelings until now. They do, indeed, make love, but it's not graphically depicted, at all.
All in a, I enjoyed this book immensely, reading it from start to finish in an afternoon and evening. I noticed, on the author's website, that Book 2 in this series will be available in August of 2016, and Book 3 is in the process of being written. You can rest assured that I'll be grabbing both volumes as soon as they're available!