Kaden Jaxx is invited to a secret branch of the government. This branch has discovered pyramids on Callisto, a moon of Jupiter, and they are etched with ancient hieroglyphs. Jaxx can understand the hieroglyphs, and so they want him to go and translate, hopefully discovering why there is so much energy there. However, when he joins the team, he realizes that there are many things about the government and about his life that he does not know.
He asks a family member to do research for him even as he is trapped at the base. As things start to get even more heated, both Jaxx and his family member are under attack by the government.
Usually, when I come to science fiction novels, I am wary. Some of them are far too technical for me to enjoy. This book is a little technical, but it is definitely not too technical to enjoy.
The plot of the story moves quickly, and the storyline is enjoyable, not “fake”. Jaxx and his nephew get into trouble a lot as they fight the government, and the government doesn’t seem to do anything too dumb to give them an easy win. Instead, both sides are just as smart, and they have equally intricate and unique battles. The worldbuilding is also semi-realistic. All of these things make up this great science fiction novel.
I only wish that the story hadn’t felt a little rushed at the end. I wanted to know more about the space program, but I will definitely have to read the next book in this series to find out.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an in-depth not completely technical science fiction novel.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5