The Festival On Lyris Five

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Former Ten Stars pilot Rick Barrett is having a bad day. Not only is he jobless and broke, in a seedy spaceport bar he has been forced into a winner-takes-all poker game with a homicidal cauliflower. Salvation is at hand in the shapely form of Irish redhead Julie Halloran. Julie has a proposition for Rick that could end his financial worries - but does she also have a secret agenda of her own?

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Chrissie12 reviewed on on Oct. 11, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. There is a hero, slightly flawed, which makes him believable, and a beautiful heroine. There are also several very weird aliens! The plot is great and there are enough twists to make this a highly entertaining read. Well done Nick. I'll be back for more!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
David W reviewed on on June 14, 2011

Take one depressed pilot, pensioned off too early, a young lass with more than a touch the blarney and a jealous alien resembling a cauliflower, and what do you have? The start of an entertaining and intriguing little tale, The Festival of Lyris 5.

I was captured from the first page, and I as I read on, I become thoroughly engrossed in this story, its characters and their adventures, and what came at the end was a complete surprise. I knew there’d be a twist, but I never guessed what.

The characters in this sci-fi short come complete with real problems, the situations they find themselves in are entirely believable and there is no magic wand to get them out of the treacle; only ingenuity.

Short it may be, but the Festival of Lyris 5 doesn’t lack on action. Well done, author Nick Daws; let’s see more of Richard Barrett and Julie Halloran.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Doug Pardee reviewed on on April 18, 2010

A solid sci-fi short story.

Well written and well-edited.
(reviewed 36 days after purchase)
Lesley Galston reviewed on on March 12, 2010

Read this and learn from the teacher!!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Lesley Galston reviewed on on March 12, 2010
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Loved it, if you like a little bit of sci-fi, fast paced, could not drop until finished then you will love this offering from Nick Daws.
Reminded me of a glimpse of Star Wars and definately on apar with George Lucas. Well done Nick, would have loved more, if definately left you baying for more.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

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