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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
No one could explain the pillars on the alien planet Zarmina. Vast, overwhelming and impossibly built, the two pillars are taller than any tree known to exist in human history. A group of scientists has been trying to take a sample from the pillars for examination, but to no avail. Days have passed without progress and frustration is building. When Giubilo, one of the ships orbiting the planet, isn't responding to any communications, the military sends a small group to investigate.
The creepy factor in The Pillars of Idrapha is a familiar formula, but is excellently played out by author Geoff Lichy. Once I started reading I found it very difficult to stop. Clues about what had happened to the ship, the truth about the pillars and the alien planet itself are deftly revealed bit by bit as the story progresses. An alien planet is the perfect setting for this short sci-fi horror. Everything is basically unknown, which makes the surroundings intriguing but dangerous at the same time.
Everything comes down to the pillars, which the scientists consider as the only things that will give them all the answers. No spoiler will be revealed here – all I can say is that the scientists were both right and wrong in one fell swoop. The story ended as mysteriously as it started, but still provided a satisfying conclusion. Lichy’s The Pillars of Idrapha is a fast paced, superb must-read for sci-fi and horror fans. I look forward to reading more of Lichy’s work in this genre.