Armageddon (Sol Chronicles Series #4)by Donald D. Thompson
Armageddon is book four of The Sol Chronicles. It is the story of Kent. Kent is a young ship's Captain who is sucked into the politics of his home world, Armageddon. The Willites and the Robbites have long provided a balance of power on their world in a system that has always worked--until now. Political intrigue, deceit, and murder become a way of life./i>/i>… See more details below
Armageddon is book four of The Sol Chronicles. It is the story of Kent. Kent is a young ship's Captain who is sucked into the politics of his home world, Armageddon. The Willites and the Robbites have long provided a balance of power on their world in a system that has always worked--until now. Political intrigue, deceit, and murder become a way of life.
The colony on Earth is destroyed and his enemies imprison Kent. As all of this is going on, the time bomb called Armageddon is set to explode, and no one knows it. Mankind could well be destined for extinction on a world they consider safe and secure.
A plot to free Kent and Aurora is developed and executed before the surprise of the galaxy can occur. Will there be anyone left to represent mankind in the future?
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I was drawn in to the characters of this heart-breaking, triumphant, hurray for the good guy chapter in the Sol Chronicles. I was angry when Maya lost his beloved. Even more angry when our heroine was repeatedly raped by Inca. I wanted to jump into the story and kill him myself. I was later to be rewarded when revenge was enacted on Inca and then the planet had exploded. I believe that this could make a good movie, though I would hope that any screen written adaptation of this book would fade to black before the rape scene. Mr. Thompson, I enjoyed this book and I am anxiously awaiting the reading of Suze.
I enjoyed the recent addition to Donald Thompson¿s wonderful story telling ability. Armageddon is book four of The Sol Chronicles. Donald Thompson¿s style of writing has matured nicely and Armageddon shows that maturity. In various parts of the story, Donald shows a gritty, more graphic style of writing not seen in previous stories. This book does a nice job of starting the organization of Earth with colonization of what seems to be describing Central and South America. Kent, the Captain of the space ship Explorer, is used as a pawn in the politics of Armageddon. In his role as Captain, he travels to Earth to collect products from the colony of Yucatan. Kent and Yucatan¿s leader, Maya, have a strong friendship bond, which will be tested, in later chapters, by deceit and greed. Back on Armageddon, the two political factions, the Willites and Robbites are cooking up a power scheme, which does not work outas planned due to honor and ethics. As in real life, deceit and greed bring down even the mightiest of empires. There are bright moments where the deceit leads to exploration of new worlds and cultures. The story line moves easily from planet to planet and the various colonies, developing Joy, sadness, strengths and weakness between an excellent cast of characters. There is a snippet of mention of the other colonies of earth and I am sure that those other cultures will be explored in future editions of The Sol Chronicles. With the introduction of new planets once again produce a wide range of cultures and habitats for exploration and new story lines. I look forward to the next installation of a great series.