Review of Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 1 and 2: Resurrection and Awakening by Randolph Lalonde

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Rating from TwistedSciFi ★★★★★ 


Jacob Valance is a captain without a past. Five years ago he awoke with no memories, no knowledge of where he came from or what had happened to him but that didn’t change him from the man that he used to be…

In Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 1 and 2: Resurrection and Awakening, Captain Valance and his crew aboard the Samson are bounty hunters and not small time ones either. They don’t go after anything or anyone that is worth less than a hundred thousand credits. They work for a variety of corporations and they are very good at what they do. So good in fact that the corporation Regent Galactic wants Valance to work exclusively for them. After hearing that they are interested in him and not his crew he turns them down. He does, however agree to do one job for them worth 15 million credits. The Vesuvius has stolen a transporter of colonists and plans to sell them off as slaves.


Valance knows he is out shipped and out gunned by the Vesuvius but he always has a plan. However, when he gains control of the transporter it is to find out that instead of colonists on board it was full of 30,000 slaves being sent to scientific testing facilities owned by Regent Galactic. Valance is horrified and decides to make a lifestyle change, instead of being bounty hunters, his crew will follow a mission nearer and dearer to his heart, to find his daughter Alice.

Alice knows who Jacob Valance really is and has been searching for him. When she reads on the news what he has done against Regent Galactic and how they have put a bounty on his head she is more than determined to find him.

Captain Valance and crew agree to become privateers for the Aucharians who are at war with Regent Galactic. In return the Aucharians will find out everything they can on Alice. Everything is coming to a head for Valance and crew. Everyone is hunting them. All Valance wants to do though is to find his daughter and find out just who he really is.

I couldn’t put this book down it was just that exciting. Finally I was able to read about what happened to Alice! I really enjoyed Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 0: Origins but these books have it all, excellent action scenes, great characters with interesting backgrounds and the tension runs throughout the entire books, keeping you on the edge of your seat. Randolph Lalonde is a great talent and writing remarkable books.

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About the Reviewer: Yvonne lives on the NSW/Victorian border in Australia so it is always boiling hot or freezing cold, in other words great reading weather. She reads across all genres with the exception of Westerns. During the day Yvonne works at a library and loves her job and can’t imagine doing anything else.

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