Book Review & Giveaway: Halley’s Casino by Mark JG Fahey

24 Jan
 
Book Title: Halley’s Casino by Mark JG Fahey
Category: Adult Fiction, pages
Genre: Science Fiction / Time Travel
Publisher: Mark JG Fahey
Release date: Jan 25, 2016
Tour dates: Jan 8 to 26, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (No profanity, readable for all ages 12 and up, pure fun and witty story)
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Book Description

Halley’s Casino is set in 1986. 26-year old Nebula Yorker (Neb to his friends), is patiently awaiting the return of Halley’s Comet. He is about to discover that the world is not what it seems.

Upon the arrival of Halley’s Comet, Neb is confronted by a mysterious stranger who literally swoops out of the night sky. What happens next will change the course of Neb’s life and that of all he befriends.

This stranger (Mr. Tict) reveals to Neb that Halley’s is not a comet at all, but an Intergalactic Casino that has been posing as a comet for countless years. Mr. Tict is the Concierge of the Casino and he has come back to Earth to recruit Neb as his assistant.

What happens next is an eye-opening experience for young Neb that no one on Earth can imagine. It can only be explained by watching old Star Trek reruns, while eating cheese sandwiches and drinking hot chocolate. From androids with attitude to a vast assortment of alien beings and historic individuals, with a touch of time travel from ancient Babylon to 1757 London and back to Rome of 12 BCE, Neb soon learns that his past, present and future have always lain in the stars above.

It’s a rock and roll ride chock full of chaos, a formidable nemesis, drama, satire, humour, death and new beginnings, with revelations that Neb never saw coming.

Even John Lennon is amused!

Starting out on a quiet evening of star gazing, Nebula Yorker finds himself caught up in the most extraordinary time travel and planet saving adventure of a lifetime.

And that’s only the beginning of what is to come.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.x

Halley’s Casino is a fun book to read. Neb was adopted when he was 6 years old by an older couple who taught him a lot including to love the stars. He goes star gazing in 1986, waiting to see Halley’s Comet, wishing his parents could see it one more time. Then, poof! His world completely changes.
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The best way to describe it is to use a quote from the book itself: “The Vegastriopelia? Triopelians?” Neb scratched his head. “Man, this is all too much! Halley’s comet is not a comet but a casino. Androids that look human. Aliens posing as human so they can fit inside the Casino! And John Lennon may or may not be human?” Neb dropped his head into his lap.
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At first, I didn’t know if I was going to like this book or not because it seemed like it was all Tict talking about his story, then the history of the universe, and then there was the history of a conflict and how the Casino came to be. At some point, though, I realized I was enjoying the story and it got better and had more action the further I read. 
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The characters are interesting and unique. Neb is one of a kind but so are many of the characters. Star Trek is important in a way that tickled me, and how it became important tickled me. This was a fun science fiction story that had a good ending. I’m looking forward to reading the next book, Marine.
 
 

 

 

 Meet the Author

Mark JG Fahey is not an alien, contrary to what you may have heard, though he swears he has been to space. Mark has dabbled in various undertakings throughout his illustrious career, from on-air hosting/reporter/stand-up comic to messenger for the Prime Minister of Canada. Mark also holds a degree in Restaurant Services. His family and friends can attest to his excellent cooking skills. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mark was raised and still resides in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada. Halley’s Casino is the first book in the Halley’s Casino trilogy.
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