How far would you go to catch the alien assassin that killed your father, and basically tore your family apart? Who is this Overseer that our main character Lennox is searching for? Why has it sparked a dangerous obsession in her? The Chronicles Of Lennox: Book I In Search Of The Overseer (written by NR Wolfe) takes us through the internal emotional turmoil and motivation that drives the stories main character, Lennox, as she navigates a host of tricky and dark waters. A highly decorated officer of an intergalactic federation, just like her father, she finds that she has earned the respect and prestige of that same federation. Ultimately betrayal changes the upward momentum of her life, and this opens Lennox up to be taken advantage of while making her open to every enemy she has made. As she struggles to maintain her impeccable reputation, her will and determination is a wonderful example of strong women throughout our own history. The strength and determination she exhibits are all due for her tireless search for the Overseer. The questions arise though of “how far will her obsession take her to accomplish this search”? Most importantly “how far will those that love her go to protect her from it as well as herself”?
N.R. Wolfe has created a wonderfully realistic world in her novel, The Chronicles Of Lennox: Book I In Search Of The Overseer. This story has a way of captivating you as it is filled with so many unforeseen twists and turns that take place within this intergalactic world of space travel and crime fighting. What I like most about this story is how the heroine is not perfect. Maybe her imperfection is due to her drive for revenge and the determination to make her dead father proud, even without the real support of her remaining family. I like the way this story shows the inner struggle that drives Lennox forward, even when she is not herself. The novel presents a story about how the decisions of those we trust alter the course of one’s life. You can’t help but feel a bit angry at how those decisions make the life of one (Lennox) so complicated in all the worst ways.
Lastly, Wolfe leaves the reader anticipating the next part of this series. This is a well-written book that reflects the real world within an interplanetary platform. If you are looking for a neat story then this is not a book for you. This is a real reflection of human interaction and the consequences that follow. The heroine in this story doesn’t fit into a perfect box of bubble gum and flowers. The book presents a touch of humanity or realism that is usually forgotten within a science fiction story like this. It’s well worth the read.
Judith Joachim-Swanson is an aspiring writer. She is an independent, freelance blogger, and you can find her other work here. She is also a self-published indie writer of Cigarette (The Catcher Series Book 1) which incorporate a steampunk Sci-fi theme.