I have read a few books by this author so I’m familiar with his style of writing and I’ve come to enjoy it. My review may be biased here but I think anyone who picks up a copy of Atlas’s work will fall in love with this awesome and adventurous story.
I have to say I am somewhat envious of Atlas, its been a longstanding passion of mine to do something to help shine light on characters as unique as Allan. Atlas beat me to the punch. So the next best thing would be to give this book the review it deserves. Passion aside, Return to Lan Darr is just as good as Book I in this series, if not better. If you haven’t read the first book, it isn’t exactly necessary to grab a copy as Atlas does a wonderful job at keeping the audience updated on things but it is definitely worth a read and helps bring a bit more meaning to the rest of the story.
We have a very unique cast in this book. Allan is a paraplegic, which is interesting alone, but there are also talking animals, creatures, aliens, and a number of intriguing humans who play a part in this series. Allan is most definitely my favorite because he’s so strong, physically and mentally. I think it takes a lot of bravery to be confined to a wheelchair yet take the stand that Allan did and discover an entirely new world!
There are a lot of surprises in this book, ones that I didn’t see coming, and others that helped bring the story together. Beyond the shock, the adventure, and plain old treks across the galaxy, this Book II has a budding romance that I found to be one of the best romances I’ve ever read. I think it was a wise yet cautious step that Atlas took in developing a relationship between Allan and his love-interest. Everyone deserves to have love and to demonstrate that so well in this book is something I greatly appreciated.
Once again, the imagery and the detail were spot on in this book. I couldn’t have asked for more to see and envision as I read the pages of this novel. You don’t have to have a large imagination to see this story play out in your head, but Atlas makes it clear just how large his imagination is with the depth he includes in his dialogue and the deliberate detail he uses in is descriptions. I am definitely a fan of this author and I look forward to reading more in this series.
I would recommend this book to readers of all ages and interests. If you’re looking for a unique adventure, this is the book for you. You will not be disappointed in this series whatsoever!
REVIEW BY Valicity Garris