Homeworld by Gun Brooke is a novel I’ve been looking forward to for a while now. It is the third book in the “Dennamore Scrolls” series. Since I’ve already read (and loved) the first two novels, I’ve been eager to continue with this tale. I’m happy to tell you that all of my expectations have been met with this third book.
The story picks up right after the second novel ends with the crew of the spaceship Velocity preparing to leave Earth’s orbit and begin their journey to the crew’s ancestral home planet Dwynna Major. All is not smooth sailing though. From government entities trying to claim ownership of the spacecraft, to attempting interstellar ship travel for the first time ever, to the Chief Engineer Claire Gordon’s neural interface device breaking down. Since this device gives Claire the knowledge to keep the engines running, this is a big problem. And this is just the beginning.
The author has crafted a wonderful speculative fiction world filled with amazing characters, an intricate and detailed spacecraft that the characters can travel and live on, and a storyline that has captured my interest and kept me reading for three books now. Each book has introduced us to amazing new characters and has shown the reader all they must go through to satisfy “The Yearning” these folks have to return to the planet of their ancestors. This novel is the culmination of all that work. I’ve enjoyed reading this entire series, but I believe this last book gives me the most satisfaction. It lets me see the results of all the different characters’ work.
What surprised me is that there are still some threads unfinished at the end of this novel. I thought this series would be written in three novels, but this last story gives me the idea that there could be more. I hope so. I’m not ready to give up on these characters and their adventures.
This is not a standalone novel. To understand what is going on, you need to read all three books in order. Luckily, I can recommend all three. Once you have read them, then we can cross our fingers and hope the author will want to write more on this story.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.