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Halley’s Casino

Book Details:

Book Title: Halley’s Casino by Mark JG Fahey
Category: Adult Fiction, 304 pages
Genre: Science Fiction / Humor
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: Jan 25, 2016
Tour dates: Jan 2 to 31, 2019
Content Rating: PG (No profanity, readable for all ages 12 and up, pure fun and witty story)

Book Description:

Halley’s Casino is set in 1986. 26-year old Nebula Yorker (Neb to his friends), is patiently awaiting the return of Halley’s Comet. He is about to discover that the world is not what it seems.

Upon the arrival of Halley’s Comet, Neb is confronted by a mysterious stranger who literally swoops out of the night sky. What happens next will change the course of Neb’s life and that of all he befriends.

This stranger (Mr. Tict) reveals to Neb that Halley’s is not a comet at all, but an Intergalactic Casino that has been posing as a comet for countless years. Mr. Tict is the Concierge of the Casino and he has come back to Earth to recruit Neb as his assistant.

What happens next is an eye-opening experience for young Neb that no one on Earth can imagine. It can only be explained by watching old Star Trek reruns, while eating cheese sandwiches and drinking hot chocolate. From androids with attitude to a vast assortment of alien beings and historic individuals, with a touch of time travel from ancient Babylon to 1757 London and back to Rome of 12 BCE, Neb soon learns that his past, present and future have always lain in the stars above.

It’s a rock and roll ride chock full of chaos, a formidable nemesis, drama, satire, humour, death and new beginnings, with revelations that Neb never saw coming.

Even John Lennon is amused!

Starting out on a quiet evening of star gazing, Nebula Yorker finds himself caught up in the most extraordinary time travel and planet saving adventure of a lifetime.

And that’s only the beginning of what is to come.

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Meet the Author:

Mark JG Fahey is not an alien, contrary to what you may have heard, though he swears he has been to space. Mark has dabbled in various undertakings throughout his illustrious career, from on-air hosting/reporter/stand-up comic to messenger for the Prime Minister of Canada. Mark also holds a degree in Restaurant Services. His family and friends can attest to his excellent cooking skills. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mark was raised and still resides in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada. Halley’s Casino is the first book in the Halley’s Casino trilogy.

Halley’s Casino: 3rd place winner in a worldwide competition with World’s Best Story 2017 . Finalist and 3rd place winner with the Independent Author Network October 2018 and is also a finalist for the inaugural Canadian Book Club Awards 2018.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

My Review

5 stars

It is 1986 and Nebula Yorker, Neb is waiting to see Halley’s Comet. But he is surprised to learn that it is really an Intergalactic Casino that has been hiding as a comet. Mr. Tict is the concierge of the casino and wants Neb to come aboard as his assistant. What follows is action, adventure, and a mystery story as Ned learns about the casino, works with the various alien races, and even travels through time.

This book has a little bit of everything in it. Neb has a great past and I feel bad that he couldn’t watch Halley’s Comet with his parents. But I love how his world takes a massive turn into left field. I love all the pop culture references and how much Star Trek plays a role too, it made me want to go back and watch the original Star Trek series for a while. I really got a kick out of some of the bands playing in the casino yet not knowing where they were. I could see this in real life and even more in this world.

This is not a typical scifi story and I think it will appeal to everyone. It’s a great read with a lot happening in it. I think anyone will be thrilled to read this book. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book, Marine.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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