Publisher: Prospect Hill Press
Publishing Date: July 2014
Publisher Description: Above a horrified New York City, genetics and ethics collide as the fallen emperor and a banished exile of the same herculean race ignite into battle over the city’s rooftops. In the streets below, a brilliant young scientist has discovered a technology that can defeat them both, yet might be more terrible than either.
Review: The cover art is pretty bad.
Well I got to give props to an author that did it all himself. A true indie author if there ever was one. I give him a star for that.
The story-line was going along pretty well then we are transported to another world with super beings in constant conflict. Was this really SciFi? I dunno. It is a stretch that super beings in another galaxy would behave like the knights and kings of old earth and be fairly obstinate in their progression as advanced beings. To me if you reside outside of our solar system, I doubt there would be parallels in culture and especially not in form.
So Emperor High Farty Pants Vengelis ends up on earth after being ousted by the Felix on his home planet of Anthem. While there he fights with a banished super-being, Gravitas whom cares for these pathetic earthlings. Blah, blah, blah extended fight scene and THE END.
This novel just did not grab me in anyway. It should have. Good writer, good story-line, fairly well developed characters. Maybe it was the non-believable nature of an alien humanoid race that speaks like ancient earth royalty. Or maybe it was the over the top fight scenes that perhaps lasted too long and were unbelievable as well. Still it gets three stars for a good effort but definitely needs cleaning up to make a more poignant delivery.