Posted by Literary Titan
Engaging battles, beautiful science-fiction and otherworldly encounters are what readers will find in the pages of The Albatross: Contact by Connor Mackay. Told in the first person, we learn about new worlds in a future that doesn’t seem that far away from our own. The book is elegantly broken into parts from which each character tells us the story from their viewpoint. The last part combines all three of their riveting story lines with each taking a different chapter within. This difficult, yet wonderfully done tactic keeps this long story fresh and kept me rapt throughout.
Chock full of meticulous world building, intricate character development and intriguing narrative, Mackay easily keeps readers engaged. It’s easy to lose a few readers in the complicated world of science fiction with longer novels, but a reader would be hard-pressed to drop this book. Instead, they’ll get lost in the pages as their curiosity over what has happened to our planet, the people upon it and the people outside of it.
Brimming with humor, action, and the uncertain contact with extra-terrestrial life. There’s something for everyone, so even if science fiction isn’t your preferred genre, you will still find something to love about The Albatross: Contact. The stereo-typical overwhelming feelings when reading older science-fiction just aren’t there. You don’t need a degree to be able to understand what the author is trying to explain to you. Mackay gets that his readers won’t all have technical backgrounds and uses humour and common comparisons to keep readers engaged. This goes a long way to allowing the reader to feel that they are the intended audience, regardless of their reading backgrounds.
The excitement that is built in this first installment of a multi-book series will hopefully carry over to subsequent segments. The Albatross: Contact by Connor Mackay is definitely a book you don’t want to miss out on. If his remaining volumes are anything like this one, he’ll be an author to watch. You can’t help but get drawn in by the beautiful world he creates and get attached to the flawed, yet so human characters within the pages. There is so much to learn about the world that Mackay has created; readers will likely be waiting anxiously for the next book.
Pages: 486 | ISBN: 1525567284
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