Friday, August 10, 2012

Space Opera Review

Pursued by the Targon Crime Syndicate bent on revenge, the Patrol intent on recruitment, and the Sessimoniss who want their god back, the last thing Captain Dace needs is a handsome copilot with romance on his mind.

Well it's a rare surprise when I find a book that keeps me completely riveted. It's an even bigger treat when it happens twice. Major bonus points if all this goes down in Space Opera fashion. Thankfully, I have Jaleta Clegg and her series of fun, fast-paced, space romps featuring the humble trouble magnet and cargo pilot, Dace.

You'll remember the first Dace book, Nexus Point, held me so enthralled that I risked my Sony e-reader by taking it along for bath time. (Turns out the very brave can  take an e-reader in the tub.) Well, book two doesn't disappoint, and our fair author has thrown in a heaping of all the things I find delicious in a story.

Priestess of the Eggstone introduces some engaging new characters and delivers all the action and adventure of Nexus Point along with: a mysterious alien culture, a powerful, gemmy relic, some serious flirtation, and, my favorite, big reptiles! It's a fun read, a good time, and a worthy installment in the epic adventures of Dace.

I highly recommend this series, and I can't wait for the next one!


It isn’t Dace’s fault she leaves chaos everywhere she goes.
She didn’t know Belliff, the company who hired her to courier sensitive materials, is a front for the Targon Crime Syndicate. She finds out when she steps into the middle of a Patrol raid on Belliff’s offices. The Patrol and Targon both want her. But that’s nothing. Her copilot has an entire sentient species chasing him for stealing their god. The two of them set off on a desperate chase to get the Eggstone god back to avert war with the Sessimoniss while evading the Patrol and the Targon Syndicate.
But the Eggstone isn’t just any rock. The Patrol isn’t chasing her for the reasons she thinks. And Targon’s days are numbered.

Jaleta Clegg loves to play with words, twisting them into stories. She writes science fiction adventure novels, silly horror short stories, and dabbles in just about every other genre. Her day job involves lots of schoolchildren, an inflatable planetarium, and starship simulators. Find more at


JC Jones said...

I loved the book too. Haven't read Nexas Point but plan to. I am a new follower.

Frances Pauli said...

Thanks for the follow, JC. You'll love Nexus Point, and there are so many more to come. I can't wait.