Europa Journal

Europa Journal

by Jack Castle

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The history of humanity is about to change forever...

On 5 December 1945, five TBM Avenger bombers embarked on a training mission off the coast of Florida and mysteriously vanish without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle.

A PBY search and rescue plane with thirteen crewmen aboard sets out to find the Avengers . . . and never returns.

In 2168, a mysterious five-sided pyramid is discovered on the ocean floor of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.

Commander Mac O'Bryant and her team of astronauts are among the first to enter the pyramid's central chamber. They find the body of a missing World War II pilot, whose hands clutch a journal detailing what happened to him after he and his crew were abducted by aliens and taken to a place with no recognizable stars. As the pyramid walls begin to collapse around Mac and her team, their names mysteriously appear within its pages and they find themselves lost on an alien world.

Stranded with no way home, Mac decides to retrace the pilot's steps. She never expects to find the man alive. And if the man has yet to die, what does that mean for her and the rest of her crew?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157718046
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Publication date: 07/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 11,139
File size: 593 KB

About the Author

Jack Castle loves adventure. He has traveled the globe as a professional stuntman for stage, film, and television. While working for Universal Studios, he met Cinderella at Walt Disney World and they were soon married. After moving to Alaska, he worked as a tour guide, police officer, Criminal Justice professor, and certified weapons instructor. He has been stationed on a remote island in the Aleutians as a Response Team Commander and his last job in the Arctic Circle was protecting engineers from ravenous polar bears. He has had several Alaska adventure stories published along with articles in international security periodicals.

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Europa Journal 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fast paced fun read. Clever plot even if it did stretch credulity at times. Loved the characters. You will totally enjoy this book.
Mark Hayworth 18 days ago
fast paced, believable character's
Anonymous 3 months ago
oI could not put it down I started it on an 8 hour flight and it made the flight seem very short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. I really enjoyed the story and the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had a few parts that could have used a bit more development or explaining, but over all it was a fun book. Recommend to any fan of fantasy or sci-fi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Europa Journal is a fantastic book by Jack Castle. The book combines sci-fi with the questions humans have been asking for centuries and even millenia. You won't be able to put it down once you start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good sci-fi with engaging plot. Recommend ... Will be looking for other work by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started off great but soon became a disappointing riff of Stargate.
Ravenscroft More than 1 year ago
It started great, but quickly turned to a world of fairy tale and embedded religion that put me off... I devoured the first few chapters then I slowed to a crawling pace for the rest of the book... in the end, i though - bah, what a waste of my time- Sure it is well written and the author has imagination, I give it, but definitely, if you are more like space exploration and true contact, this ain't for you (certainly not for me).
plappen More than 1 year ago
Harry Reed was part of a US military training flight that left Florida in December 1945. It vanished in the Bermuda Triangle. How did his body end up inside a submerged pyramid on Europa about two hundred years later? Commander Mackenzie O'Bryant is called in, because she has a prominent place in Reed's journal, which she pockets. A member of her crew accidentally pushes the On button. They just manage to escape the flooding of the pyramid, but they don't escape the suddenly-created wormhole that sends them Somewhere Else. After crash landing on an alien planet, their attempts at First Contact do not go well. They eventually meet up with Reed, who is the only survivor of his flight. He has been accepted by several awumpai (think of a samurai crossed with a yeti). The planet is ruled by a very powerful being called Atum-Khaos. He knows of Earth's existence. His ultimate objective is to take an entire floating city back through the wormhole, and kill or enslave all of humanity. Can he be stopped by a handful of humans, and a couple of World War II-era bomber aircraft? How does Reed's body get to Europa? I totally enjoyed this novel. It's very easy to read, with heart and emotion along with very alien aliens. It also has lots of action, with a rather high body count by the end. This is another case where just as a novel, this is excellent. Considering that it is the author's first SF novel brings it to the level of Wow.
Kalena_L More than 1 year ago
If you love reading about God, gods, Egyptian pyramids. If you love reading sci-fi, with characters that make you feel a whole bunch of every type of emotion from horrible to wonderful. Read this Book!