Science Fiction & Fantasy

AMAYA'S LEGACY Book One: An Alien Affair

Category:Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author:Fiona Forbes

  • Publisher: Self published
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 483

An Alien Affair, the first book in the Amaya's Legacy series by Fiona Forbes, is an enthralling science fiction novel that explores interstellar conspiracies, extraterrestrial folklore, and an eternal tale of romance. Taking place in a distant era, where humanity is subjugated by the enigmatic Baqnian race, the story revolves around Zhan, a captivating alien director assigned with overseeing an Earth re-education facility, and Lee, an independent-minded anthropologist who possesses a unique resistance against Baqnian mental manipulation.

Forbes skillfully crafts a gripping narrative brimming with unforeseen surprises, captivating readers from beginning to end. The worldbuilding is fascinating, as Forbes vividly portrays the Baqnian realm and its customs, incorporating intricate elements that fully engulf readers in this mesmerizing universe. The central focus of the narrative revolves around the passionate love affair between Zhan and Lee. The author creates an intricate dynamic between these multifaceted individuals, with Zhan's startling revelation as a feline-like humanoid introducing an additional level of intrigue to their bond. The undeniable chemistry that ignites between them permeates the pages of the book.

The novel excels in combining thrilling space voyages with instances of lighthearted and authentic sentiments. It captures a feeling of awe similar to Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek series, while also presenting a heartfelt love story reminiscent of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. Although the book is unquestionably engaging, astute readers may observe sporadic instances of excessively explanatory conversations and minor typographical errors. Nonetheless, these minor concerns do not considerably diminish the overall pleasure derived from the narrative.

Amaya's Legacy Book One: An Alien Affair is an outstanding piece of speculative fiction that will deeply resonate with individuals who are knowledgeable in the genre. It appeals to enthusiasts of popular franchises like Star Wars and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This captivating narrative explores the classic conflict between good and evil, masterfully intertwining moral quandaries and a complex web of suspense that constantly challenges readers' ability to determine who can be trusted. This hugely imaginative work of science fiction had me fully invested from start to finish. 

Reviewed By: Bertin Drizller

Reviewed Date: December 13, 2023

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