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Gravitas by Lynne Murray
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Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Science Ficiton
Trapped in the Forbidden Zone with a Dangerous Aphrodisiac Overdose
Sybil from Planet Valkyrie carries a risky amount of Gravitas, a top secret aphrodisiac embedded in the Ritual Jewelry around her neck. Before she can trade it, she is attacked by an angry warrior from slave-holding Planet Roggr. Sybil lands on Earth—in the Forbidden Zone. Rescue is impossible, all portals are sealed. Can she protect herself, shield her hazardous cargo and find a way home before the Gravitas destroys her?
Hello and Welcome to The Review Board, where reviewing is our game. Today, we have Mini Truth giving us an overview of “Gravitas” by Lynne Murray. Without any further ado, Mini, take it away.
This is one of those moments when I’m torn with a book. It has both its good qualities and its not so good elements. Following I’ll give you a quick break down of the story.
“Gravitas” is the story about a Valkyrian lady by the name of Val-Sybilla—Sybil for short—who was sent out on a mission to trade the Gravitas to the highest bidder. On Sybil’s home planet people are large, women are the stronger and more revered of the species, and Gravitas is the most treasured commodity available. Gravitas is a potent aphrodisiac made of pheromones, and only Valkyrie has it.
While at, what I want to call, an “Otherworldly Flea Market” Sybil is attacked. This causes her and her ex-husband and her enemy to fall through a portal to the Forbidden Zone; Earth.
The thing about Gravitas is that everyone can feel its affects which causes those around Sybil to lose their minds to lust and desire. This ultimately causes a wide range of issues, the largest of which is the test to see if Sybil will lose her mind altogether.
Since the story is relatively short it is hard to say anymore without giving away too much of the premise. With that said, I’ll go into my thought of this story in the form of Pros and Cons.
I think that when writing a Space Opera type of Sci-Fi, the ceaseless perimeters of the imagination are at your fingertips. Basically, Space Opera gives you the ability to create a world from scratch and make it EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT, not limiting it to Earthly boundaries. I felt like that was where the author failed. She was too confined to Earthly borders and in so doing dropped the ball in being able to elaborate on a world that readers knows nothing about.
All that having been said, I give “Gravitas” by Lynne Murray 6 out of 10 TRB stars. This will be translated to 3 stars elsewhere.
Thank you, Mini, and THANK YOU, dear reader. So there you have it. “Gravitas” by Lynne Murray has gathered a total of 6 TRB Stars. It was great having you with us. Don’t forget to like, subscribe and share. Have a wonderful day.