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Reviewed by Steven Robson for Readers' Favorite
Rob Dearsley’s Slave Mind is Book 1 of The Terran Legacy science fiction series, which engulfs the reader in a sweeping conflict of galactic proportions. Right at the center of this adventure are Captain Michael Dannage and his loyal crew aboard the cargo ship Folly, who become the catalyst of a truly enormous conflict spanning multiple systems when they embark on a salvage mission to a long-lost derelict fleet of Terran ships. What they find on this mission will shock their senses and raise more questions than answers. As the war intensifies, the ultimate irony starts to become evident as Dannage and his crew piece together evidence that the whole conflict may be connected with human scientific development. Will they get the answers they seek in the ultimate climatic showdown? Will humanity survive?
I found Rob Dearsley’s Slave Mind to be a thoroughly good read. The author was very adept at weaving various plots and storylines together, particularly parallel arcs and flashbacks, which were clear and well thought out. The character development was good, and each player in the adventure could be related to in a meaningful way. I felt connected with and part of the action and danger, and the suspense levels were stepped up at just the right moments. This is a book that has you reading more and more because you have that burning desire to find out what lies just around the corner, knowing it will be something highly interesting and exciting. Overall, one of the most enjoyable books I have read. I loved the whole adventure and wonder of it.