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Review: Mu; Legend of a Lost City – M.D. Neu

Mu; Legend of a Lost City - M.D. Neu

Genre: Sci-Fantasy, Mystery

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

For years, the whispers and legends of a lost city hiding in the Pacific Ocean were just that; legend. On the day Kaimi discovers his parents, the Queen and King of Mu, murdered, Mu’s most powerful weapon fired, sending a pulse rushing towards the North American west coast.

After the 2025 Great Pacific Pulse Event, or Pulse, vomited up much of humankind’s trash in the Pacific Ocean along the North American west coast. The mysterious occurrence causing the largest environmental disaster in human history, people are no longer certain there is nothing concealed in the depths of the ocean.

Scientist Karen Linn and billionaire investor Michael Donovan want to find out what actually happened that day five years ago. Will Michael’s life in the adult entertainment industry and Karen’s moniker in pseudoscience keep them as social pariahs, or are they on the cusp of finding a civilization that has been kept out of our grasp, deep in the world’s largest ocean? How does the event from five years ago tie into the murder of the Queen and King of Mu?

What lies under the sea may be bigger than anyone can imagine, and neither civilization may be ready for the truth.

The Review

Five years ago, in the depths of the Pacific Ocean, something strange is happened.

In the underwater city of Mu, Kaimi married Makani and had a family. Nohealani and Malo were joined in the presence of their gods. Kaimi thought of good times with Nohealani, Ulani, Koa, and Kai Malina. Kai Malina had received the gift of sight from the gods of Mu, and was welcomed by Mana Lani into the world of Spiritual healers and Mahu.

Kaimi’s brother Koa had disagreed with their parents, the Queen and King, about making contact with the above worlders. The Queen believed it was time to teach them, and to be a positive influence in the world above. So what went wrong?

It’s now been five years since the event now called the Pacific Pulse, when the ocean threw up a bunch of mankind’s junk on the human shores. The strange occurrence changed everything: the West Coast, Canada and Mexico are still devastated, and many people have not recovered. Scientists theorized that it was the result of a geological abnormality somewhere deep in the Pacific Ocean. But why was the North American West Coast only effected and not the rast of the ocean coast?

Michael Donovan is now in his forties, a billionaire who made his money in the adult entertainment industry and was once a performer himself. He doesn’t have a steady relationship. Those he meets usually have own reasons for wanting to be with him, and love isn’t it. Many couldn’t handle his past or present. Some faked wanting to be with him, and hurt him badly. He had a great mentor in Tom Reed, a generous man who shared his knowledge and helped him when he needed it.

Michael offers money to researchers in California, British Columbia, Edmonton and Mexico, to discover the source of the Pulse. Although many will accept his money, no one wants a research center with his name on it. Dr. Karen Linn convinces him to fund her own research into the Pacific Pulse. Her passion to go into the depths of the Pacific Ocean intrigues him, and he decides he can’t refuse.

Now the day has come. The Explorer Pontus and those on board are ready to take a magnificent journey into the depths of the Pacific, but it won’t be without danger. The Pontus comes under attack, but why? Not even those of Mu, who come to save the researchers, know what happened.

Mu; Legend of the Lost City is not just a story of a lost civilization. It also teaches us a lesson about how judgmental the world is. Michael made his money in a profession that society was critical of, and even though he’s willing to share it, they won’t recognize his value.

Kaimi has suffered the great loss of his parents and his husband, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to Mu, his home. When those of Mu meet the humans who journeyed on the Explorer Pontus, they will discover their differences, but also the things they have in common. A a gradual chemistry is sparked between Michael and Kaimi, but both are cautious as they know they live in different worlds.

The book is filled with amazing characters, researchers, interns, and strong and intelligent women who bring their light to this novel: Dr. Karen Linn, Dr. Chen and the fearless Captain Abbas.

I highly recommend Mu; Legend of a Lost City, an exciting and colorful journey into the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful world of Mu. It’s an emotional story that mixes heartbreak, jealousy, cruelty, danger, suspense, and friendship – a mystery and an adventure that is absolutely unforgettable!

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California. Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018. My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen. New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights. Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.

I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors.

My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012. She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series. Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book!

As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me. But if a blurb piques my interest I will read the book.

My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing. I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading.

I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews. One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group. Joining her site was such an eye opener. I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre. Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.

But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams.

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