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
For ages: Young Adult
Type: Science Fiction (space opera)