Lost Souls: Book One of the Disciples of Cassini Trilogy

Lost Souls: Book One of the Disciples of Cassini Trilogy


Lost Souls: Book One of the Disciples of Cassini Trilogy [Epub] ➠ Lost Souls: Book One of the Disciples of Cassini Trilogy ➡ Penny de Byl – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Author Penny de Byl shares a thrilling story that combines the mystery of a crime and police procedural, with science fiction Lost Souls follows humankind s fledgling endeavors to colonize space, but Author Book One of the Epub / Penny de Byl Book One Kindle Ó shares a thrilling story that combines the mystery of a crime and police procedural, with science fiction Lost Souls follows Lost Souls: Epub / humankind s fledgling endeavors to colonize space, but unfolds into the near future where science looks to religious tenets and beliefs when unethical medical practices Souls: Book One MOBI ï lead to a series of baffling deaths The story unfolds along two parallel narratives The first tracks a police team investigating a series of bizarre deaths in which people are dropping dead with no apparent explanation The second focuses on a group of researchers based in Antarctica, working toward developing technologies that will one day assist mankind to colonize space These two worlds collide when the detectives and scientists become reliant on what is understood of religion and spirituality to solve the cases of mysterious deaths With contemporary science and technological fact woven into the story, de Byl treats readers to an engaging journey of issues and solutions that seek to take humankind beyond earth Intriguing, Lost Souls builds a fascination for the science and technology that is shaping the world, and the collective efforts that will be required of all nations to see humanity populate the cosmos In a future dependent on both old and new practices, this original novel demonstrates there will always be a place for both science and spirituality in our culture.


10 thoughts on “Lost Souls: Book One of the Disciples of Cassini Trilogy

  1. Maryam Maryam says:

    I was one of the lucky winners of the First Reads giveaway of this book It is an interesting story with a cool sci fi mystery spin to it The description of the book was rather vague so I didn t know exactly what to expect When the story took on ascience y turn I prepared myself for iffy pseudoscience but was pleasantly surprised in the end The science in the story is legitimate and it s clear that the author did her research into the topics she wrote about.The style of writing and gene I was one of the lucky winners of the First Reads giveaway of this book It is an interesting story with a cool sci fi mystery spin to it The description of the book was rather vague so I didn t know exactly what to expect When the story took on ascience y turn I prepared myself for iffy pseudoscience but was pleasantly surprised in the end The science in the story is legitimate and it s clear that the author did her research into the topics she wrote about.The style of writing and general editing left something to be desired All through the book I thought of how the simplistic tone diminished the impact of the story The scenes were often very dramatic but I found that I wasn t experiencing the proper emotions to truly care about the outcome Characters were built up too quickly to allow me to develop the appropriate feelings toward them Scenes sometimes moved too fast The Grammar Nazi inside me was also a bit annoyed by the editing Improper apostrophe and semicolon use, missing punctuation, and repeated words were sprinkled throughout the book.Overall, while it is a good story, I will wait for future editions to fix the editing before recommending it to my friends and family I d also like to add despite its lack of relevance that the author, Penny de Byl, seems like a really wonderful person She wrote a short message to me on the first page of the book and shipped it all the way from Australia to Canada very quickly


  2. Rosie Amber Rosie Amber says:

    Lost Souls begins in Melbourne, Australia with the puzzling cause of death of David Layton We are introduced to Detective Inspector Zoe Moore who will be leading the investigation.Next the book introduces us to Marcela Warrick arriving in Sydney at Everjein Enterprises She is an ecologist and is about to go on a five year experiment to simulate the possibility of inhabiting and surviving on other planets In a world race to create off world technology Everjein have created an experiment in Ant Lost Souls begins in Melbourne, Australia with the puzzling cause of death of David Layton We are introduced to Detective Inspector Zoe Moore who will be leading the investigation.Next the book introduces us to Marcela Warrick arriving in Sydney at Everjein Enterprises She is an ecologist and is about to go on a five year experiment to simulate the possibility of inhabiting and surviving on other planets In a world race to create off world technology Everjein have created an experiment in Antarctica and a carefully selected team are about to spend the next five years in Biojein, learning to grow their own food and continue the human population, replicating a situation similar to living on Titan Marcela meets fellow Biojein inhabitants and in just a few days they find themselves in Antarctica.Meanwhile Zoe has a second body with a puzzling cause of death Farid Husain died at exactly the same time as David Layton Research into both men revealed letters from Everjein Enterprises When a third body turns up, Zoe s investigation is shut down from above But it doesn t stop her and the team going to Sydney themselves to continue digging into an IVF system which looks like it links people dying at the same moment a mother gives birth They uncover a drug called JQ2 but the doctor they really need to speak to is unavailable for the next five years.In the Biojein dome complex the inhabitants must adjust to growing their own food An IVF program is also underway with experiments on a hormone to speed up the human incubation period But there is also a sinister side to the experiment Marcela has a suspicious accident and something in the water killed her plants She quickly begins a relationship with Barrett and finds herself pregnant But most shocking is finding Jason Reid naked and near to death in the gardens Constans Rijnder the Dutch Counsellor for the project must try to help keep things under control as Barrett is left in charge of the project and becomes under increasing pressure Back in Sydney, Everjein s lawyer Warfield tries to keep the police at bay and the media quiet but with eight day communication blackouts and hours of delay between messages to simulate the off world experience it s a hard job On top of this as the police dig deeper he too wonders if Barrett has been breaking the medical ethics law with his IVF programmes.This book is an interesting concept with the off world experiment It took a while for me to connect with several of the characters The science and the medical details are very good and reflect the author s background I picked up on Azaleas and Rhododendrons being used to describe the same situation To me they are the same plant family but one is a large plant and the other a small shrub, I think one or the other should have been used I also found a reference to Polar bears which I didn t think went with the Antarctica region I felt the book could do with onerun through editing which would take it from a shaking 4 to asolid 4 4.5


  3. Piper Gottschalk Piper Gottschalk says:

    I received this book as part of First Reads I quite enjoyed this and am looking forward to reading the second in the series First of all, I liked that it did not have a boring opening like some stories It really got going and was interesting right away It was a page turner for me I just about read it all in one go If that isn t a sign of an enjoyable read, I m not sure what is.I wasn t surprised by any of the reveals toward the end, but that isn t necessarily a bad thing I thought the pac I received this book as part of First Reads I quite enjoyed this and am looking forward to reading the second in the series First of all, I liked that it did not have a boring opening like some stories It really got going and was interesting right away It was a page turner for me I just about read it all in one go If that isn t a sign of an enjoyable read, I m not sure what is.I wasn t surprised by any of the reveals toward the end, but that isn t necessarily a bad thing I thought the pacing had a well balanced flow I enjoyed that is was a fun blend of Sci Fi and Detective story It was almost like reading two independent, but intertwined stories.My only nitpicky complaint was there were some typos, but not so many that it took away from my enjoyment


  4. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I actually really enjoyed this book I wasn t sure about the space project theme initially wondering if it might wind up as one of those random, far fetched alien stories Once I started reading it though I had trouble putting it down was kept guessing till the end Thankfully it wasn t a random alien story I think there was a great mix of characters who at times I found myself frustrated with or feeling incredulous about their views and such This is something I love about a good book wri I actually really enjoyed this book I wasn t sure about the space project theme initially wondering if it might wind up as one of those random, far fetched alien stories Once I started reading it though I had trouble putting it down was kept guessing till the end Thankfully it wasn t a random alien story I think there was a great mix of characters who at times I found myself frustrated with or feeling incredulous about their views and such This is something I love about a good book writer they make you feel something about it s characters Penny De Byl did this for me and I will definitely be looking forbooks from her in the future I really did enjoy the story


  5. Pam Pam says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Well written I loved how the characters I thought were bad turned out okI loved the mystery and suspenseand the religious idea of a soul never heard of it that way before now It may seem as though it was not a good thing, but it is One could even say it was a law of metaphysics to avoid the religious aspect whatever works I am curious to see how this all plays out in the other two books.


  6. Dane Stronach Dane Stronach says:

    Lost Souls by Penny de Byl is a fantastic journey into the human condition fusing technological advances, Science fiction and crime mystery A well told narrative of scientific endeavour to gauge the possibility of off world colonization and mysterious real world death in inexplicable circumstances This first installment of the Disciples of Cassini trilogy is a meaty read well worth the time spent unraveling its mysteries.


  7. Prashna Prashna says:

    This was just bizarre I should just stick with YA dystopian fantasy books It wasn t terrible But it wasn t great And so many unnecessary characters I think the entire topic of the book could have been approached differently Or maybe the direction was alright but needed to be finessed a bit All I know is this could have been better Or maybe I have high expectations I m so confused.


  8. Keisha Fladrick Keisha Fladrick says:

    I was one of the winners of this book s giveaway I was incredibly lucky to receive it, and delighted to discover the author lived pretty close.The story is incredibly original, and very interesting I was enthralled by the mystery and tension, and loved the ideas the author had Very similar to Michael Crichton s stories except without the dinosaurs.


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10 thoughts on “Lost Souls: Book One of the Disciples of Cassini Trilogy

  1. Maryam Maryam says:

    I was one of the lucky winners of the First Reads giveaway of this book It is an interesting story with a cool sci fi mystery spin to it The description of the book was rather vague so I didn t know exactly what to expect When the story took on ascience y turn I prepared myself for iffy pseudoscience but was pleasantly surprised in the end The science in the story is legitimate and it s clear that the author did her research into the topics she wrote about.The style of writing and gene I was one of the lucky winners of the First Reads giveaway of this book It is an interesting story with a cool sci fi mystery spin to it The description of the book was rather vague so I didn t know exactly what to expect When the story took on ascience y turn I prepared myself for iffy pseudoscience but was pleasantly surprised in the end The science in the story is legitimate and it s clear that the author did her research into the topics she wrote about.The style of writing and general editing left something to be desired All through the book I thought of how the simplistic tone diminished the impact of the story The scenes were often very dramatic but I found that I wasn t experiencing the proper emotions to truly care about the outcome Characters were built up too quickly to allow me to develop the appropriate feelings toward them Scenes sometimes moved too fast The Grammar Nazi inside me was also a bit annoyed by the editing Improper apostrophe and semicolon use, missing punctuation, and repeated words were sprinkled throughout the book.Overall, while it is a good story, I will wait for future editions to fix the editing before recommending it to my friends and family I d also like to add despite its lack of relevance that the author, Penny de Byl, seems like a really wonderful person She wrote a short message to me on the first page of the book and shipped it all the way from Australia to Canada very quickly

  2. Rosie Amber Rosie Amber says:

    Lost Souls begins in Melbourne, Australia with the puzzling cause of death of David Layton We are introduced to Detective Inspector Zoe Moore who will be leading the investigation.Next the book introduces us to Marcela Warrick arriving in Sydney at Everjein Enterprises She is an ecologist and is about to go on a five year experiment to simulate the possibility of inhabiting and surviving on other planets In a world race to create off world technology Everjein have created an experiment in Ant Lost Souls begins in Melbourne, Australia with the puzzling cause of death of David Layton We are introduced to Detective Inspector Zoe Moore who will be leading the investigation.Next the book introduces us to Marcela Warrick arriving in Sydney at Everjein Enterprises She is an ecologist and is about to go on a five year experiment to simulate the possibility of inhabiting and surviving on other planets In a world race to create off world technology Everjein have created an experiment in Antarctica and a carefully selected team are about to spend the next five years in Biojein, learning to grow their own food and continue the human population, replicating a situation similar to living on Titan Marcela meets fellow Biojein inhabitants and in just a few days they find themselves in Antarctica.Meanwhile Zoe has a second body with a puzzling cause of death Farid Husain died at exactly the same time as David Layton Research into both men revealed letters from Everjein Enterprises When a third body turns up, Zoe s investigation is shut down from above But it doesn t stop her and the team going to Sydney themselves to continue digging into an IVF system which looks like it links people dying at the same moment a mother gives birth They uncover a drug called JQ2 but the doctor they really need to speak to is unavailable for the next five years.In the Biojein dome complex the inhabitants must adjust to growing their own food An IVF program is also underway with experiments on a hormone to speed up the human incubation period But there is also a sinister side to the experiment Marcela has a suspicious accident and something in the water killed her plants She quickly begins a relationship with Barrett and finds herself pregnant But most shocking is finding Jason Reid naked and near to death in the gardens Constans Rijnder the Dutch Counsellor for the project must try to help keep things under control as Barrett is left in charge of the project and becomes under increasing pressure Back in Sydney, Everjein s lawyer Warfield tries to keep the police at bay and the media quiet but with eight day communication blackouts and hours of delay between messages to simulate the off world experience it s a hard job On top of this as the police dig deeper he too wonders if Barrett has been breaking the medical ethics law with his IVF programmes.This book is an interesting concept with the off world experiment It took a while for me to connect with several of the characters The science and the medical details are very good and reflect the author s background I picked up on Azaleas and Rhododendrons being used to describe the same situation To me they are the same plant family but one is a large plant and the other a small shrub, I think one or the other should have been used I also found a reference to Polar bears which I didn t think went with the Antarctica region I felt the book could do with onerun through editing which would take it from a shaking 4 to asolid 4 4.5

  3. Piper Gottschalk Piper Gottschalk says:

    I received this book as part of First Reads I quite enjoyed this and am looking forward to reading the second in the series First of all, I liked that it did not have a boring opening like some stories It really got going and was interesting right away It was a page turner for me I just about read it all in one go If that isn t a sign of an enjoyable read, I m not sure what is.I wasn t surprised by any of the reveals toward the end, but that isn t necessarily a bad thing I thought the pac I received this book as part of First Reads I quite enjoyed this and am looking forward to reading the second in the series First of all, I liked that it did not have a boring opening like some stories It really got going and was interesting right away It was a page turner for me I just about read it all in one go If that isn t a sign of an enjoyable read, I m not sure what is.I wasn t surprised by any of the reveals toward the end, but that isn t necessarily a bad thing I thought the pacing had a well balanced flow I enjoyed that is was a fun blend of Sci Fi and Detective story It was almost like reading two independent, but intertwined stories.My only nitpicky complaint was there were some typos, but not so many that it took away from my enjoyment

  4. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I actually really enjoyed this book I wasn t sure about the space project theme initially wondering if it might wind up as one of those random, far fetched alien stories Once I started reading it though I had trouble putting it down was kept guessing till the end Thankfully it wasn t a random alien story I think there was a great mix of characters who at times I found myself frustrated with or feeling incredulous about their views and such This is something I love about a good book wri I actually really enjoyed this book I wasn t sure about the space project theme initially wondering if it might wind up as one of those random, far fetched alien stories Once I started reading it though I had trouble putting it down was kept guessing till the end Thankfully it wasn t a random alien story I think there was a great mix of characters who at times I found myself frustrated with or feeling incredulous about their views and such This is something I love about a good book writer they make you feel something about it s characters Penny De Byl did this for me and I will definitely be looking forbooks from her in the future I really did enjoy the story

  5. Pam Pam says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Well written I loved how the characters I thought were bad turned out okI loved the mystery and suspenseand the religious idea of a soul never heard of it that way before now It may seem as though it was not a good thing, but it is One could even say it was a law of metaphysics to avoid the religious aspect whatever works I am curious to see how this all plays out in the other two books.

  6. Dane Stronach Dane Stronach says:

    Lost Souls by Penny de Byl is a fantastic journey into the human condition fusing technological advances, Science fiction and crime mystery A well told narrative of scientific endeavour to gauge the possibility of off world colonization and mysterious real world death in inexplicable circumstances This first installment of the Disciples of Cassini trilogy is a meaty read well worth the time spent unraveling its mysteries.

  7. Prashna Prashna says:

    This was just bizarre I should just stick with YA dystopian fantasy books It wasn t terrible But it wasn t great And so many unnecessary characters I think the entire topic of the book could have been approached differently Or maybe the direction was alright but needed to be finessed a bit All I know is this could have been better Or maybe I have high expectations I m so confused.

  8. Keisha Fladrick Keisha Fladrick says:

    I was one of the winners of this book s giveaway I was incredibly lucky to receive it, and delighted to discover the author lived pretty close.The story is incredibly original, and very interesting I was enthralled by the mystery and tension, and loved the ideas the author had Very similar to Michael Crichton s stories except without the dinosaurs.

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