Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Book Review - Star Scout Rising

I recently read Star Scout Rising, First Trail written by Gary Darby. It is pure Sci-Fi and right up my alley. Mr. Darby creates an interesting universe in which a Junior Star Scout, Del Baldura, joins with his team mates to work toward becoming a full fledged Star Scout by passing the rigorous No-Notice test. But in the midst of tracking an alien life form, one of their team mates is kidnapped. While Del and his crew race to save his team mate, evil forces are combining to plot against him and his family.

Peller, the leader of the Gadion Faction, is one nasty dude. “His eyes narrowed to slits as he studied the star path. There was absolutely no doubt that they were marching closer and their trail was leading them to this part of the galactic spiral arm where an unsuspecting and vulnerable Earth glided peacefully along in its orbit around Father Sol.

This Suited Peller Perfectly.

Del’s Uncle, Jak McCarel, knows the truth about the past and the possible danger that Del could be facing. Unfortunately, Del doesn’t know Jak exists.

Twists and turns with alien life forms, system failures, crew member interactions and one evil villain, keep you turning the pages. Some, but not all questions are answered at the end, leaving it open to an upcoming sequel.

You can find Star Scout Rising for purchase at

Contact the author or take a look at his blog at


Rebecca said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for the review!

Angie said...

I finished reading it yesterday and loved it. Watch for my review at the end of the month.

Debbie Davis said...

great review, I am reading it too, and think the story is interesting in where it is going and I have a lot of quesitons, and your review makes me want to find out if they get answered in this book or if we have to wait until the next one. =0) my review comes out on the 7th I'll hopefully have my questions all answered!

Wendy Swore said...

Nice review! And I like the slugs at the top of your blog too. :)

Gary Darby said...

Cathy, thank you so much for taking time to review my first novel. I deeply appreciate your positive comments. Many thanks again.

Gary Darby

Nichole Giles said...

Sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.

The Bec-ster said...

Nice review, I read it too. I loved this book and can't wait for the next one!

CL Beck, author said...

Love your new header image! Only you can manage to make snails look cute, Cathy!

Oh ... thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on "Funny Puns." Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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