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Lyon's Legacy (2012)

by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan(Favorite Author)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 5
1475056230 (ISBN13: 9781475056235)
Catalyst Chronicles
review 1: A great story, well told. At the end of the day that’s all I can ask for in anything I read, and in this case, that’s exactly what I got. Kudos to the author for a marvelous book. Our story’s heroine is Jo Lyon, the great-grand daughter of one of the greatest Rock stars of all time. The family has been shoehorning every child into a career in music for generations, and all is not well. Because Jo wants to be a scientist. With her Uncle, the master of the Lyon empire, pulling the strings of her life to block her at every turn, she’s eventually forced to take on an unthinkable mission for her uncle or lose any chance at a normal life. Because there is a wormhole in space that leads directly back to an earth in the distant past, where a young John Lyon – the greates... moret rock star to ever live – is still a young man, with all his fame and fortune ahead of him.Jo’s uncle wants a clone of the family’s patriarch so he can be reborn in their world, and the legend can live again.Here is the thing I had with this story, yes, it’s about wormhole hopping and cloning and all that. But really, it’s a story about Jo and her coming to grips with who she is as a person, and who she is becoming. That’s what had me here. The characterization of Jo was very strong, and I cared about what happened to her. In fact, if I had a complaint about the story, it’s that I really wanted her to end up with more time in the alt 1961 and with her unknowing great-grandfather. That portion of the story was incredibly vivid and well done. I wanted much more of that. But as it stands, I still got to read a great tale. I’m thankful that I did. Great job.
review 2: I thought some of the original ideas and the "science" behind the fiction were interesting. I think that with science fiction, if you have not studied physics and are expecting your readers to suspend belief for the sake of fantasy then you need to make the reader fall in love with your characters--my opinion of course. That didn't happen here. The characters where flat and uninteresting, the plot moved too swiftly and the overall effect resulted in an underdeveloped novel. I thought it had potential when I read the summary for it and was thrilled when I won it but that was the climax of the experience that ended by the time I got to the second chapter .The dialogue and interactions between characters felt forced and often contrived. I am not a big fan of science fiction that ignores the value of character development. I did not care about any of the characters in this novella and opportunities to develop the story line or the complexity of characters went ignored. Maybe that is what was intended for this type of novella, it just wasn't my preference. less
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Starting soon. Won this in a contest on Scene 13 blog..should be interesting as I love sci-fi..
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