"Fascinating Sci Fi"
Asgard is not a planet, but instead is a man made edifice
consisting of a series of shells with spaces called levels
between them. Each level contains habitats with their own
ecosystem, but no one has found a way to traverse past
level five. Levels one through five are for practical
purposes dead and no portal to go beyond has been found
though various species from across the galaxy have come
here seeking the way in to the legendary treasure
supposedly at level six and beyond.
Mike Rosseau has been on Asgard for more than twenty-five
years seeking the access beyond the known levels. Mike's
friend Saul has found the key to level six, but before he
can mount an expedition he is killed and the newcomer
Myrlin he was mentoring has vanished. Star Forces convince
Mike to travel through the levels using Saul's book and
glyphs as a guide. They seek the death of Myrlin, an
android, who, if not stopped, could end human civilization.
Asgard is a fascinating place with worlds within worlds and
by book's end the exciting story line has barely scratched
the surface of the artifact sort of like a contained string
theory. There is plenty action that in some ways will
remind readers of Verne's Journey to the Center of the
Earth. Brian Stableford shows why he is regarded as a
grandmaster of science fiction with this terrific novel and
it is no secret that more treks to uncover ASGARD'S SECRET
will follow soon.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted September 12, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2007