Harry Heron: Into the Unknown – Patrick G. Cox
Harry Heron: Into the Unknown by Patrick G. Cox, Book 2 in the series, continues the story that began in Harry Heron: Midshipman’s Journey.
A freak accident on board the HMS Spartan during a sea battle with the French navy in 1804 catapults Midshipman Harry Heron and his shipmates Ferghal O’Connor and Danny Gunn four hundred years into the future, landing them on the NECS Vanguard, flagship of the World Treaty Organisation Fleet. While Captain Blackwood and Major Heron sort out the mystery and determine whether the young men are alive or dead, Harry and his friends are faced with the challenge of learning new roles aboard a spaceship. Just as they have found their footing, they are called upon to assist the Fleet in a rescue mission on the planet Pangaea, giving them the opportunity to prove that their unique skills from the past are still very relevant in the far distant future.
There are three things you need to know about Harry Heron and Ferghal O’Connor:
1.) Born in the late 1700s, they catapulted through time and space from the gun deck of the HMS Spartan during a sea fight with the French in 1804 to the starship NECS Vanguard in 2204.
2.) Best friends since their boyhood in Ireland, they’re smart, savvy, and fearless, as loyal to each other as they are to the British Royal Navy and the North European Confederation Fleet.
3.) A juggernaut of wits, wit, and boundless energy, they show the twenty-third century how it’s done when it comes to outwitting the Consortium, navigating any type of ship, and harnessing artificial intelligence to their keen advantage.