Monday, January 21, 2019


The second entry of author Mark J.G. Fahey’s Halley’s Casino trilogy opens with a description of the eponymous planet, Marine, and its inhabitants. In the meantime, Professor Gabriel Pheet dies whilst sucking on a radioactive battery and bequeaths his island retreat to an old scholastic friend, LeBeau. Protagonist Nebula “Neb” Yorker is on Halley’s Casino, the true identity of Halley’s Comet, with membership in the Council of U, akin to the Federation in the Star Trek media franchise, growing steadily, although Prime Minister TeeceeFore has been missing for some time.

The sequel introduces new characters such as the android Purell, not to mention the sibling antagonists Ar-Den and Ar-Dan, whom Neb suspects to be up to no good, and indeed, they seek a star chart, the primary MacGuffin of the story, at first suspecting Tict to have it. LeBeau, in the meanwhile, takes a submersible to the underwater city of Parafin, with more newcomers to the series introduced such as Devo Shog, Parafin’s Minister of Scientific Research and part-time spiritual advisor Mayor Jipgoto, with whom LeBeau watches an annual seahorse race that has occurred for over a millennium.

The remainder of the story deals with the search for the aforementioned star chart, plenty of twists abounding towards the end, which has some surprises that the third and final entry of the trilogy will undoubtedly resolve, accounting for a satisfying sequel that fans of the original book will enjoy, with plenty of humor in the spirit of Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy franchise. There are occasional unclear points and a few odd stylistic choices the author made, although this reviewer very much takes interest in the forthcoming conclusion to the science-fiction book series.

Book Details:

Book Title: Marine (Halley's Casino Book 2) by Mark JG Fahey
Category: Adult Fiction, 378 pages
Genre: Science Fiction / Humor
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: Oct 20, 2016
Tour dates: Jan 2 to 31, 2019
Content Rating: PG (No f-words, mild violence, readable for all ages 12 and up)

Book Description:

Nebula Yorker (“Neb” to his friends) finds himself on the water planet of Marine in a race to recover a long-lost Triopelian Star Chart he previously never knew existed.

Along the way, Neb encounters new friends and a villainous brother and sister team bent on doing whatever they must to get their hands on the star chart first – including mayhem and murder.

One cocky android, one imbibed professor, one universal(ly) renowned scientist and one ice breathing sassy Water Dragon make Neb wonder whether the past 3 years travelling with Halley’s Casino was just a peaceful lull?

Who will find the star chart first? What are the implications if Neb doesn’t? And what does a Water Moon have to do with all of this?

John Lennon seems to know….

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Meet the Author:

Mark JG Fahey is not an alien, contrary to what you may have heard, though he swears he has been to space. Mark has dabbled in various undertakings throughout his illustrious career, from on-air hosting/reporter/stand-up comic to messenger for the Prime Minister of Canada. Mark also holds a degree in Restaurant Services. His family and friends can attest to his excellent cooking skills. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mark was raised and still resides in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada. Halley's Casino is the first book in the Halley's Casino trilogy.

Halley's Casino: 3rd place winner in a worldwide competition with World's Best Story 2017 . Finalist and 3rd place winner with the Independent Author Network October 2018 and is also a finalist for the inaugural Canadian Book Club Awards 2018.

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