Publishing Date: April 2018
Publisher: Books Go Social
Publisher’s Description: Four hundred years into the future, Clara, the Secretary, is faced with a dilemma, mankind is facing extinction and our only hope is alien technology, but it comes at a price.
Fracony, a super-civilization that visited Earth in the past, built models showing that this apocalypse, triggered by human virus experiments, was inevitable.
Review: I picked up and put this down quite a few times. Dithering to either give up or grind through. The only reason I picked it back up was I had no other books in the queue. “Why”, you ask? The start of the novel thrusts you into gang-scape futuristic world that is more of the same post-apocalyptic or near, shtick. The dialogue is halting and reads like robots talking about their ancestral roots as Sybians.
So what grabbed my attention was the sudden shift from the tired and mundane to a continent that embraced measures to stem the tide of environmental destruction with the help of alien technology. The author has this ability to pull you into a visual world through descriptive detail. Where it falls down is the endless robotic-like dialogue that ensues between Clara and her staff. It is like reading a novel written by Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde. Great movement then………dulls-ville.
I have to say that I still had a good time reading this novel that could have used a BIG dose of pre-publication editing due to all the grammatical errors throughout. I hope this author refines his skills as he has an inventive take on the future.