Book: Starflake (T'aafhal Legacy Book 3) by Doug L Hoffman
categories: Book, Aliens, Space Battles, Space Station, T'aafhal, Alter-Space, Peggy Sue, Dark Lords, Hyades, Pleiades, Whooboo, Karf, Science Fiction
Doug L Hoffman about this book: The officers and crew of the starship Peggy Sue set out again for the distant stars, this time in search of the mysterious and long vanished T'aafhal. During their previous voyage, they were ambushed by the Dark Lords, became embroiled in an interplanetary war, and met with a not so friendly alien AI who cryptically told them to "seek the missing Pleiad." With a new ship, Peggy Sue II, and a larger crew, Captain Billy Ray Vincent, First Officer Beth Melaku, Science Officer Mizuki Ogawa, and Sailing Master Bobby Danner head out for the Pleiades in hopes of finding the alien creatures who meddled in humanity's affairs and genome over four million years ago. On the way, they encounter a blockade by alien pirates, a mysterious space station over a million years old, and a dozen alien races, some friendly, some hostile, and some murderous. As in real life, things don't always go as planned.
I had my characters set off for the Pleiades with the best of intentions but they seem to have a life of their own. They find something interesting and end up in an adventure in the Hyades, only half way to the Pleiades (yes, the stars and the star clusters are real). Since there was no way to fight curiosity's call, I changed the intended name of the novel and followed my characters as they led me on an adventure I had not planned. This is the third book in the T'aafhal Legacy series and is the most action filled story since M'tak Ka'fek, the climax of the preceding T'aafhal Inheritance trilogy. There are aliens galore, plus battles, intrigue, and mayhem. All on an ancient crystal space station called the Starflake.
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