Journey back to Threa by Cindy Cowles
Old Worlds and New Worlds Trilogy Book 1
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (76 pages)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Rating: 4 Stars
Review by: Orchid
For two thousand years, there has been a spaceship hidden on the dark side of the moon. Very few know of its existence, and only one has known its location. That one was High Councilwoman and Captain Estelle Morgan, Lacy’s grandmother and one of the original survivors from the planet Threa. When Lacy’s grandmother chooses not to Rebirth again and passes away, Lacy inherits the house, a tantalizing letter about humanity’s true origins and…a FTL spaceship called Pegasus I. Forced to flee when her home is invaded by a group called the Chosen, and her life and the lives of her three closest friends are threatened, Lacy brings her friends aboard an atmospheric hopper – a small transport meant to shuttle explorers from Pegasus I to a planet’s surface and back – and escapes just in time. Now she’s taking them on the trip of a lifetime, going on a Journey Back To Threa.
Humans came from another planet.
Lacy inherits her grandmother’s estate and enters a world of violence, mystery and off world fantasy. Chased by The Chosen, Lacy is forced to run from Earth with her three friends Maria, Trina and Drew and finds material things are not all she has inherited.
This is a clever way to tell the story of man’s arrival on Earth and the fact that we are not alone in the universe. Seen from the eyes of teenagers, it gives a fresh outlook on man’s evolution and technology advances.
One thing I didn’t like was the abrupt change in personality of Drew, understandable perhaps but too abrupt and violent for my tastes. There were also pages where several different people were speaking but no indication was given as to who was who. This tended to provide a bump in concentration and spoilt the storyline somewhat. Despite this I would be happy to read the others in the series as I would like to see how the future develops for both the individual characters and the race of humans. Will they win against The Chosen or will their ancestors efforts be in vain.
After reading the first book I can guess a little of what might appear in the next two books – or maybe three. This gives me the eagerness to read what happens in the future.