Leviathan’s Bane (Homeworld Lost Book 3) by J. N. Chaney and Scott Moon


  • Engaging story that expands the plot and introduces more intriguing threats
  • Some resolution to the original plot about returning to Earth
  • More development about the mysterious aliens


  • Not as much combat or fighting scenes as previous books
  • Fate of Tate Collins and his crew isn’t as satisfying

Leviathan’s Bane Review

Leviathan’s Bane by J. N. Chaney and Scott Moon continues to expand the plot by introducing more intriguing threats to the protagonists while bringing to a conclusion the problem of Noah’s original problem of returning home and warning Earth about the impending threat of the Gavant Reach.

While the first antagonist, Tate Collins, receives a punishment that isn’t quite up to the magnitude of his crime to enslave and rule over Earth and the Milky Way, the conflict between Gantz and Collins seems more like a petty squabble in the context of the larger threat of the Gavant Reach and what lies beyond.

More of the story lore is revealed in this book that explains a bit about who or what Kayan is and how the sentient ship is able to traverse the galaxy faster than light. This revelation adds a bit more depth to a story universe that is only getting more interesting, making the story and the series all the more easier to imagine and enjoy.

Noah and his crew of heroes destined to change the fate of two galaxies manage to accomplish one of their immediate goals in this book: to return to Earth and warn United Earth about Collins and the threat he and the other galaxy pose not just to United Earth but also to the Milky Way.

While this plot with Collins and its resolution takes up the majority of the book, a new threat is introduced toward the end that dramatically increases the threat not just to Earth but to all life in both the Milky Way and the Gavant Reach.

Added to this threat is the motivation and loyalties of the mysterious and advanced aliens who made their appearance while the crew was on its way to Ryyth. These seemingly advanced aliens have powerful technology and strange abilities that make them appear almost god-like, particularly their ability for foresight.

Not much is revealed about these aliens, but what the authors do provide readers is enough to suggest that these aliens, like all other aliens, have factions within them with different agendas. What those agendas are remain unclear, and how those agendas may relate to the larger threat of the alien artifacts and their creators also remain clouded.

Leviathan’s Bane and the Homeworld Lost series by J. N. Chaney and Scott Moon continue to deliver on elements on that make science fiction so great: mysterious aliens, powerful technology, action, and perhaps most importantly, a sense of exploration of the unknown.

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