By Piers Anthony
Published by Dreaming Big Publications
Reviewed by Laura
ABOUT THE BOOK
Orphaned and blind seven-year-old Callie has a service animal – a goat with extraordinary powers.
Ben Hemoth is a down-on-his luck news reporter facing prison. Needing to save his job and his reputation, he teams up with Venus, a young seductress caught up with a teenage drug gang.
When a mysterious letter arrives detailing a top-secret investigative operation, Ben and Venus think they’ve found their chance for redemption. The mission? Investigate a goat.
In exchange for an extravagant paycheck, Ben and Venus must piece together the wild rumors swirling around Callie, her supernatural goat, and a possible UFO visit.
Piers Anthony’s Service Goat is an extraordinary tale rich with adventure, extraterrestrial visitors, secrecy, dangerous governmental operations, and the classic hints of mischief that readers have come to expect and love from the New York Times bestselling author of the Xanth series.
3 out of 5 stars
In his novella Service Goat, Anthony takes a typical science fiction trope, aliens in this case, and puts his unique twist on it. This makes for a creative and refreshing plot. Although the story at times feels a bit rushed and some of the characters could have been more developed such as Venus. There were also a lot of sexual scenes that didn’t really add to plot and may be off putting to some readers. Despite these few faults, this was an overall enjoyable and quick read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Piers Anthony is one of the world's most prolific authors, and a New York Times Best Seller twenty-one times over. He lives with his wife in Inverness, Florida.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.