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Sunday 6 October 2013

Review: The Only Game in the Galaxy (The Maximus Black Files #3)

The Only Game in the Galaxy closes the trilogy of this extraordinary and imaginative series. The powerful story line with its countless twists and turns about power games, murder and betrayal, has kept readers folded in their chairs with its nail-biting intensity and creative scenes.

The Only Game in the Galaxy is an express train without brakes that tears apart everything in its way. You barely catch your breath with all the action taking place, before another shift occurs to propel you in another direction.

Paul Collins’ ingenious writing keeps the mind whirring and the characters, especially the protagonists, Maximus Black and Anneke Longshadow, are some of the best created in recent years.

The power games finally come to an explosive and unpredictable end with many unexpected revelations thrown in. This is unstoppable and riveting reading for those who love edgy, complex storylines, galactic battles with all the supporting violence included.

- this review by Anastasia Gonis

Paul Collins' adult book, The Beckoning, is also out now.

Title: The Maximus Black Files: The Only Game in the Galaxy
Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Ford Street, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: September 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925000061
For ages: Young Adult
Type: Science Fiction (space opera)