Synopsis: The search for Dayna takes the Liberator to Solace, a former galactic tourist trap fallen on hard times.
When he loses a second member of his crew, Avon is forced to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances. As Orac and Del Grant track a radical new movement that is campaigning for the purity of Solace, a deadly trap begins to tighten.
The future is Fortuitas. The future is now.
Review: The search for Dayna continues and takes on both a funny and dangerious turn for the crew of Liberator, which is now under the command of Avon.
The search takes Avon to the planet Solace where Avon meets Rankin who is searching for his missing wife Eva who may or may not be who see seems to be.
Meanwhile while Avon searches with Rankin Cally and Villa have learned some vital information, which they need to get to Avon.
This story continues in much the same way as volume 1 did with a bunch of twists and turns.
There are some genuine funny moments scattered between the edgier story.
Avon’s exchanges with the egotistical computer Orac are the highlight of this for me as is Avon’s general mistrust of just about everybody including his own crew.
Hywel Morgan (Karl Ranking) and Jo Howarth (Eva) provide excellent service as the guest actors. One exchange in particular I found to be quite disturbing was toward the latter part of the story where Eva spouts off some rhetoric with regards to Rankin having impure genes because their son was not what she was expecting.
Yet again the sound production, story and acting performances continue to shine through on these ‘Blake’s 7’ releases. I have listened to a fair few of these now and haven’t come across one yet that has disappointed.
- Fantastic story
- Not enough banter between Avon and Orac
- Voice Acting10
- Sound Production10