Firefly: The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove (5 out of 5)

The second book in Titan Books UK’s series of Firefly novelizations made its way onto the book market the end of March. While I quite enjoyed the first book in the series, I felt the ending was phoned in and it sullied a lot of the childish joy I had in these books being released. I had higher hopes because….

Sweet Jayne. Sweet Jayne. (Sorry, Uncle Lou. Well, not really. 😆)…

Jayne Cobb gets a wave from an old friend, Temperance McCloud, asking him and the crew to come and help her save her town, Tethys, from a band of space pirates determined to steal the water supply, which will lead to Grapes of Wrath-like ruination. The good Cap’n Reynolds isn’t too keen on this idea until Jayne offers Vera as collateral, which makes him realize the seriousness of the request and the situation. Serenity and its crew head off to the far-flung town, only to discover that Temperance may have failed to mention having a daughter named Jane, who may very well be Jayne’s daughter. They also find out the hard way that this gang of water thieves have a fanatical devotion to their leader, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants from the town and its inhabitants. It takes awhile and many comments from the crew for Jayne to pick up on his possibly being a dad. Jane, the daughter, has a lot of feistiness and could very well be a chip off the old Cobb, but before that can be addressed, Temperance is kidnapped, Mal is wounded, and things seem to be heading in the wrong direction. There isn’t a lot for me to pick at here, in regards to what I thought. I loved it! It felt more at home. Aboard the Serenity.

~ by generationgbooks on April 14, 2019.

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