Written by: Ruby Lionsdrake
Series: The Mandrake Company
Sequence in Series: 4
Print Length: 260 pages
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Scifi | Fantasy
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Kalish has been a successful treasure hunter for years, relying on only herself to deal with deadly predators, impenetrable jungles, and diabolical booby traps. But with her father kidnapped, and a notorious pirate demanding an ancient alien artifact that may or may not exist, Kalish needs help.
She hires a mercenary company because she needs their combat experience and their piloting skills—the intelligence officer with the background in translating alien hieroglyphics could come in useful too. Sedgwick Thomlin is charming and handsome, when he isn’t busy sneezing at something from his long list of allergies. But she’s not sure if she can trust him or the mercenaries, not when the most valuable and coveted relic in the galaxy might turn out to be real.
The Ruins of Karzelek is a 95,000-word novel of space-based adventure and romance that can be read as a stand-alone. It is also part of the Mandrake Company series and brings back characters from the other books, such as Val, Gregor, Tick, and Striker.
The Ruins of Karzelek by Ruby Lionsdrake
A successful treasure hunter, Kalish, needs the assistance of the Mandrake Company because this hunt has just gotten her way over her head and the cost might just be her father's life.
Kalish's father has been kidnapped. Leaving her, her mother and her younger sister up against insurmountable odds.
Unsure who she can trust, Kalish keeps their mission close to her chest. But the Sedgwick, the Mandrakes intelligence officer is on case. Nothing gets by him, but his interests are definitely distracted from his main missing by the voluptuous Kalish.
Both Kalish and Sedgwick are very interesting, family oriented characters. Although Lionsdrake's past characters had unaware social inadequacies, it seems Sedge is fully aware of his flaws and isn't afraid to admit them.
Something about this story sucked me in and kept me captive till the end.
I loved the alien, archeology, treasure hunting vibe.
I very excited about Val and the Captain having another story so add me as the 4th person requesting it.