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Fugitive From Asteron: A Review

Fugitive From Asteron is Gen LaGreca's third published novel, but the first that she wrote. I've been looking forward to it since I had an opportunity to see a very early draft. It has been worth the wait.

"A science fiction adventure story for young adults and the forever young," she describes it, but it is much more than that. It is a grand picture of two opposites: a world of totalitarian oppression versus a world of individual freedom.

The picture is in the form of a fast-paced story of mystery, intrigue, and love. The mad ruler of the world of oppression seeks to solve the problems of his world by conquering and taking over the free world—and the free world does not even know it is being threatened. Only one man is able to discover the nature of that threat, but he is from the world of oppression. Only one person is able to help him but she is from the free world and hates anyone or anything from the world of oppression. The inevitable clash of cultures that occurs when they meet furthers the unlikelihood they will be able to prevent the destruction of the free world.

This is a wonderful, fast-paced, science fiction yarn, especially for those who enjoy depictions of individualism and a heroic battle for freedom.

Learn more about this book on Gen LaGreca's website.

—(02/06/16)