"recommend this series to all lovers of science fiction, children and adults alike!"
Once again, we get to travel along with Bain Kern,
Captain Lin Fieran and Ganfer aboard the Sunsinger. Now
they're headed for Refuge, the planet Bain was born on.
This is his first time back on Refuge since he met Lin.
While on Refuge, they're contacted by some old friends,
Captain Gil of the Rangers. Captain Gil invites them to
dinner and while eating, he springs his request on Lin.
There is an inoculation for the Mashrami plague. It turns
out the request Captain Gil has is for the Sunsinger to go
different planets hit with the Mashrami plague bombs and
evacuate the sick personnel to a Ranger medical ship.
Naturally, only after Lin is assured there will be no
danger to Bain, she agrees to help. Once again,
Sunsinger's cargo bay will be turned into quarters. This
time, for the sick. They will also have another old friend
traveling with them, Dr. Anyon, and his two medics, who
just happen to be twins.
Once the cargo bay is outfitted properly and quarters
assigned, Sunsinger sets off. They have a few successful
journeys and then they get to Bareen. Computer records
shows a colony on the planet, however, no one will answer
their hails. Even when Dr. Anyon and the medics walk
around the planet, no one will answer them. Finally, they
decide to send Bain down. Maybe a child will succeed where
an adult can't. Sure enough, Bain does get a response. It
turns out the colonists are now living underground. The
only problem is, the colonists want the well people moved
and they want to leave the sick on the planet. This
definitely causes the red flags to come up with Lin. She
knows these colonists are hiding something, but can't
figure out what.
Just what are these people hiding? Will Lin and Dr. Anyon
be able to convince them to move the sick people?
Even though THE SUNSINGER CHRONICLES are children's
science fiction, I just love this series and can't wait to
read the next one! Michelle Levigne has a wonderful
writing style, which is very easy to read without being
simplistic. The action is non-stop and we are allowed to
grow up right along with Bain. These stories are all about
people on different planets and how Bain always manages to
do the right thing. Lin is a wonderful role model and
teaches Bain well. I really love the ship's computer,
Ganfer, and how he has adapted a personality. I highly
recommend this series to all lovers of science fiction,
children and adults alike!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted August 9, 2004
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 24, 2006