TMW Book Reviews

Review – The Lasso Unravels: When All Hell Breaks Loose


Marc Corwin

The Lasso Unravels continues the saga in the second installment of this gripping space opera, picking up where the first book, the award winning The Optical Lasso, left off. Enter a universe where the boundaries of time and space are blurred, and the world finds itself under attack by an unknown adversary. The planet’s future is anything, but certain.

Simultaneously, out on the far edge of the Milky Way, an inexplicable event has taken place on one of Earth’s few surviving warships, the Galactic Corps destroyer, Indiana. The body of their deceased Supreme Commander, Jason Cody, suddenly vanished from sickbay only to be replaced by a mesmerizing holographic star map forewarning of an impending cosmic crisis… Time is running out. The intrigue deepens as the commander awakens to find himself off in another part of the universe, drawn toward a mysterious light, before abruptly being pulled away. Is Earth under siege and Cody’s miraculous renaissance somehow tied to this cryptic warning that time is running out? Buckle up for The Lasso Unravels will leave you breathless with anticipation as you engage in this thrilling odyssey through time and space.

Marc Corwin’s “The Lasso Unravels: When All Hell Breaks Loose” takes readers on a gripping cosmic journey through science fiction, mystery, and emotion. The way he combines futuristic technology, time travel, and interstellar battles with the raw emotions and struggles of the characters is effortless. But he makes complex scientific concepts comprehensible—striking a delicate balance between technical detail and readability, ensuring that the story remains engaging without overwhelming the audience with jargon.

Corwin’s characters are richly developed. Readers will find themselves empathizing with their fears, hopes, and dreams, making it easy to connect with the story on a personal level. “My faith in God helped me overcome this terrible illness and live an incredibly fulfilling life.” The relationship dynamics between the characters are meticulously portrayed with emotional depth, flaws, virtues, and internal conflicts.

The book’s title, The Lasso Unravels, can also be a metaphor for unraveling mysteries, unveiling hidden truths, and exploring the unknown. Corwin’s ability to deliver on this promise is praiseworthy, as he keeps readers on the edge of their seats, eager to uncover the next twist in the plot. This book is a work of science fiction that is both intellectually stimulating and emotionally resonant. A skillful fusion of science and humanity makes this a truly remarkable read.

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Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 3, 2024