Far From Home 1: Legend

Rated 4.60/5 based on 5 reviews
Follow the adventures of Captain

Jessica King and the crew of the

Defiant as they find themselves

pulled into a black hole and thrown

from everything they have ever


If you liked Battlestar Galactica,

Star Trek and Star Wars then you

will LOVE the Far From Home Series,

a 12-book epic adventure unlike

anything you've ever read!
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Words: 19,040
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476222554
About Tony Healey

About The Author:

Tony Healey is a Sussex-based writer and a born-and-bred Brightonian. He is the author of Pulp Sci-Fi Adventure novel The Stars My Redemption, and several short stories.

He was a contributor to the first Kindle All-Stars short story anthology, Resistance Front, along with award-winning authors Alan Dean Foster, Harlan Ellison and 30 others.

Tony has also contributed a piece of flash fiction to the anthology 100 Horrors. As well as his writing, he’s interviewed numerous figures in the publishing world for his site, including Bernard Schaffer, Meg Gardiner, Alan Dean Foster, Debbi Mack, Russell Brooks and many, many more.

Tony designed the Kindle All-Stars logo, and the book covers for Distant Machines by Simon John Cox, and Strangers by David Hulegaard.
He is happily married and has three daughters.

Tony can be contacted via tonyleehealey@gmail.com and at his personal site, www.tonyhealey.com


Review by: Tom S. Christian on Oct. 19, 2012 :
As a big fan of the various TV series this is clearly moulded on, I really enjoyed this opener and I'm looking forward to the next instalments and seeing the story and its characters develop. Ironically it's what I enjoyed about this book that might be a downside for others i.e. it's solidly in the mainstream of the genre with (so far) no real surprises, but frankly who cares. It's a great story with heaps of potential. Bring it on.
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Review by: Jeff Oaster on Aug. 19, 2012 :
A great little novella that is intended to serve as the starting point for a 12-part serialization. The story zips along at a lightning quick pace and ends on a cliffhanger - as it should. I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment. If I had a quibble, it's that the science might be a bit forced (especially regarding the black hole), but I'm not going to let that get away of some entertaining reading.
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Review by: Blacklight Design on Aug. 18, 2012 :
Far from home...
I think is a good title, and not the only good thing across this book. As some other reviews stressed already, the choice of characters and names is very good. The action is sustained and griping. The space encounters are cinematographic presented. It is a good read.
Yet I have a bad eye, and I have to point to a couple of negative aspects:
The dialogues are at times uneven and too full of rhetoric: as the captain asking if the torpedo tubes are loaded with what... Sorry, I won't buy it. I'm just thinking of a tank or submarine commander: will he ever ask which ammunition is loaded or he'll order to use that ammunition?
At other times I had the sensation I'm walking over a grass field. All looks smooth and nice; suddenly, I trip myself: "The imaging processors showed the blips on their sensors to be ships Draxx ships."
I don't want to be misunderstood: the "goods" are far more numerous than the "bads." Yet there is a little more space for polishing.
Thank you very much for sharing the text gratis with us, Mr. Healey.
I would be a horrible liar if I would say I did not enjoy the lecture: definitely, I did. Thank you!
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Review by: Adam Drake on Aug. 12, 2012 :
I enjoyed this story very much. The author has a natural gift for story telling, memorable characters, and building suspense. If this is the first in a series I look forward to reading them all.
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Review by: Laurie Laliberte on Aug. 11, 2012 :
I know it's bad form for someone who's directly involved with a book to write review, but I assure you, I am an editor, not a ghost writer.

I'm also already quite attached to its characters. I love that the main character is female. That she's strong but vulnerable. That she's got a depth of which we catch glimpses and discover bit by bit.

While it's intended to be the stage-setter for a continuing saga, this book is so much more than that. Legend begins in battle and carries you through the toughest few days this crew has ever faced. It's fast paced, emotional, full of surprises, and very well written.

Most important: it's squeaky clean. Created for an intelligent reader from teen to infinity, this book, and I expect this series, is wholly satisfying on multiple levels.
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