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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.