So, besides being a science fiction tale, what is The Matilda about?
Well, to put it in a nutshell, the book follows the crew of the Matilda as they fight their way through shadowy government agencies, crime lords, their pasts, and monstrosities from an unknown layer of the universe.
It all takes place in this section of controlled space known as The Consortium. This section of space is made up of multiple worlds and systems that are interconnected by wormhole gates, which are in turn, controlled by the bureaucracy known as The Consortium. The systems themselves are left to their own devices but interplanetary trade is controlled by the military.
We follow a group of survivors who live on the fringes of society. Unfortunately, the fringes are controlled by criminal elements. Trapped between these two forces, the crew works their way toward another meal, sometimes legally other times not so much.
But someone is after them. But who are they really after and why? What could one of the crew know that could be potentially dangerous for the powers that be?
It’s moments like this when it’s good to have an ace up your sleeve. Even if that ace can bypass the entire wormhole gate system by going where no one should or no one would want to go.
The plan is for everyone to join Jacquotte Delahaye and her crew of misfits in the first book of the series, The Matilda.
And remember how I wondered if I wanted to do this again? Well, the journey will continue in the follow-up sequel, Twistin’ Matilda!