Eric Olafson: Captain Black Velvet

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Title: Eric Olafson: Captain Black Velvet

Author: Vanessa Ravencroft

Publisher: Inkitt

Pub. Date: 24 July 2017

Series: Eric Olafson

Genre: Sci-fi, Space Opera

I have a weakness and last week I indulged it.


One morning I looked at my mound of literary fiction, YA, Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller titles in my TBR pile and groaned. Where is my sci-fi? It gets that way sometimes. Usually I soldier on and find myself forgetting my blah as soon as I pick up a good story. Occasionally I need something drastic like a fix of space opera to snap me out of it. That was this time.


Eric Olafson and his band of loyal (and a strange mix it is) sidekicks are romping around free space under cover (not the usual disguises) for the Union in a hopped up spaceship. The mission they are on is fairly straightforward, but nothing is ever really straightforward with Olafson. From cover to cover, the adventures keep rolling as more of the surprisingly complicated natures of the characters are revealed. From slave pens to fighting off a purple worm, and more, and more, and more, this is a serious title that should not be undervalued. It is a well-written fun read. I am not sorry I broke my list for it. I feel refreshed and entertained!


Now back to the real world…


Thank you to Inkitt for giving me a copy so I could give this honest review.


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