“I only have half of my crew, Paean Donegal!”
The year is 2116. Captain Radomir Lascek sails his pirate ship, the Solar Wind, around the oceans, collecting outlaws and fugitives and dodging the authorities. But then he hires three young musicians in Dublin – the Donegal Troubles.
Radomir Lascek, with all his wily schemes, is about to learn the real meaning of “trouble”.
Review: This is a truly gripping futuristic story of action and adventure on the high… and low seas. As a kid I read things like, Treasure Island and other pirate stories, yet though I loved them, I’m never read a sea/pirate adventure since. The Mystery of The Solar Wind was recommended to me by a friend while is was on offer for free. I picked it up out of curiosity more than anything else… I’m so glad I did. This is a far cry from the pirate adventures I read as a kid.
It starts out with three very young musicians running away from the Unicate which is some kind of a dictating conglomerate overtaking the world. The Donegal Troubles as the musicians are called offer their services in exchange for refuge aboard The Solar Wind not knowing they are pirates and that The Solar Wind and its captain are the most wanted on the Unicate’s list. Catching The Donegal Troubles aboard would simply be a bonus.
With a well-balanced mixture of superb writing style, mystery, gypsy magic, high stakes risks, narrow escapes, strong well-developed characters, (I absolutely love Federi’s character.) and a most intriguingly complex storyline. I can’t understand why anyone would rate this less than five stars.