Title: The Spires of Turris
Series: London Wells 01
Author: Christine Danse
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Novel (285 pages)
Publisher: Nine Star Press (January 2, 2017)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Dr. London Wells, linguist and adventurer, has the unique ability to understand any language in the universe, including the languages left behind by the ancient dead races of the Lost Planets – making him an intergalactic celebrity. But London likes his privacy—and he always works alone. No assistants, no entourage. When he goes on expedition to a Lost Planet, it’s just him, the memory of dead aliens, and the resident man-eating fauna. He’s a self-sufficient sharp shooter whose insatiable curiosity can stand up to any danger.
Until he breaks his head falling from a cliff. That changes everything.
Now, after a long recovery, London is onto the greatest discovery of his life: a language to prove a connection between the Lost Planets. In order to investigate further, he’ll need to travel to an unforgiving alien planet. But he can’t go alone. That’s his dean’s last condition: either he travels with a research assistant, or not at all.
Unfortunately for London, graduate student Chas Chambers is not the only unexpected element on this trip…
Review: Dr. Wells travels to planets across the galaxy to investigate lost civilizations. He excels at lost languages and has cracked thirteen so far. The lost planets have hardly any signs they ever existed but for a few writings here and there. The problem is there are others in search of the same thing and will stop at nothing to find the answers first.
I liked this story. It was adventurous and entertaining to globe trot along with Wells and Chas. I was never quite sure whether they were in a romance or not as the story progressed. The book seems to start slow and lag at other times. There is a lot of information on the technology used throughout, which I appreciated.
I am eagerly awaiting the second book to see what else happens in the series. I hope that it will not be drawn out like this one though. Hopefully there will answers to questions that I feel were left unanswered in this one.