The Arrival of Destiny

Colonia Volume One

Fiction - Science Fiction
433 Pages
Reviewed on 07/01/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Colonia: The Arrival of Destiny is a work of fiction in the science fiction, action, and adventure sub-genres and was penned by author A. L. Mengel. Opening The Vega Chronicles series with a conceptual bang, this fantastic novel sets the scene of universal conflicts and interplanetary politics that face a truly unknown future. Ominous portents tell of survivors from a terrible space disaster, and this plants the initial seed for all kinds of new discoveries in the wider universe. As the Vegans, protectors of the cosmos, loom on the horizon as the stuff of legend, both the human and Andromedan races see radical changes in the paths of their futures.

Conceptual, playfully poetic, and strongly developed, author A. L. Mengel begins these chronicles with a flurry of atmosphere and the essence of hope for survival. The author has a flair for the bigger picture, creating a strong and imaginative backdrop of a wider universe in which the small events take place. As the plot moves forward, so a chain reaction of all these smaller happenings pushes us into the wider story and brings us to a dangerous future for the inhabitants of the system, but also an interesting look back at the science of creation and the untold power of the universe itself. This makes for a high concept, literary style read that hardcore science fiction fans will love, and overall I would highly recommend Colonia: The Arrival of Destiny for genre fans seeking more ethereal prose and philosophical concepts behind the action.

Kurt B

Great book!!


This book had a different tone about it. It makes you think...and takes the mind out of the box that we've been in for so many years...and the cosmic speculation of the creation of the universe. The world of Colonia was fascinating yet familiar, as if the author took inspiration from people and transformed it in his own way to tell this story. The book really makes you think about other life forms across the universe.A solid four stars for me.


This book took a while for me to "get into it". But then I couldn't put it down. When this book ended, I immediately picked up the next. It continues the story. The story is too big for one book. It's like the universe. But the real question is what started everything? What became us? It's a fascinating read of the history of man and life in the universe, as well as some interesting theories on what might be out there.