The Morrigan (Solar Wind 5) – Lyz Russo

April 2, 2016 Book Reviews, Young Adult Reviews 2

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“Actually, interesting fact of bygone eras,” said Federi, “in the past, pirates chose their captains democratically.”

Radomir Lascek is in trouble. Of all the forces trying to take the Solar Wind out of his hands, Federi is still the most benign. The Solar Wind finds herself on a space trip, at the end of which there may even be a treasure. Or not. Dana, Empress of New Dome, is leading the expedition – but she is not exactly an ally. Strange little aliens have boarded the Solar Wind and are hitching a ride, causing havoc, and in the background lurks an evil entity that identifies itself as “The Morrigan”, one of the ancient Gods, demanding blood sacrifice. And Captain Lascek’s most loyal sailor, Federi, is plotting mutiny…

Will they make it home?

What we say – review by Nikki Mason:

Frequent visitors to the site will know that I’m a huge fan of the Solar Wind series by Lyz Russo and this latest didn’t disappoint. Through the madcap sci-fi adventure that takes place on this space travelling pirate ship, there are glimpses of relationships and passions that are so complex and intriguing, you’ll be gagging to read more. It’s perfect for YA readers.

The atmosphere of this latest book is darker and more dangerous than its predecessors. Like in the Harry Potter books, these young characters are growing and developing in difficult circumstances that make being an adolescent all the more baffling. Federi and his young bride are more often than not at loggerheads, Ronan has alienated his wife and even The Solar Wind herself is feeling the strain of confusing emotions.

There are times when the plot almost seemed to get in the way of the curious doings of this ramshackle pirate crew, but I mean it when I say this is another winner. I can’t wait to be adventuring with Federi again.

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