The Cosmic Principle by Abby R. Laughlin
The Cosmic Principle, written by Abby R. Laughlin, is a fast-paced and fun science fiction adventure that is sure to intrigue readers. With dashes of mystery and romance, this book is ideal for young adult to adult readers who enjoy exploring the themes of personal sacrifice, friendship, and honor.
Set in the distant Centaurus galaxy, the story takes place one hundred years after a galactic cataclysm destroyed all but one planet: Bersama. However, this world is now divided into five struggling sectors, with the people suffering from corruption and lack of leadership. Enter Captain Caldera Keane, an explorer for the Vanguard, who is growing tired of pointless missions ordered by the king of Tellis. Her desire to effect real change for Bersama is strong, but when Caldera is summoned to the palace after a mission gone awry, she is shocked to learn that she is the sole heir to the unstable throne left behind by the recently deceased King Quill.
As Caldera struggles to balance her new role as queen and navigate the treacherous waters of corruption and power struggles, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous conspiracy surrounding the former ruler’s death. With no one to trust, Caldera must protect her friends and uncover the truth before she suffers the same fate as the late king.
Abby R. Laughlin’s The Cosmic Principle boasts an impressive ability to transport readers to the distant world of Bersama with her immersive and vivid world-building. Each of the struggling sectors is detailed with precision. The plot is expertly crafted, filled with unexpected twists and turns that keep readers engaged until the very end. The romantic subplot is a well-executed addition, bringing depth to the characters and their motivations.
The characters in this story are well-drawn and easily relatable, making it effortless for readers to connect with them on an emotional level. Caldera, the strong and determined protagonist, stands out as a beacon of hope and inspiration as she navigates her newfound power and responsibilities. Her loyal crew members and friends, and eventual love interest, provide additional complexity to the story.
The Cosmic Principle is a fast-paced, fun, and intriguing science fiction adventure that is sure to captivate young adult to adult readers. This book is a must-read for anyone looking for an escape into the cosmos. I
“This book is a must-read for anyone looking for an escape into the cosmos.”
“Abby R. Laughlin’s The Cosmic Principle boasts an impressive ability to transport readers to the distant world of Bersama with her immersive and vivid world-building.”