Eternal Horizon
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Eternal Horizon

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by David Roman
     
 

Vincent Saturn is a young federal agent who's bored with his life and yearns for adventure. But when he makes contact with an alien whose ship crashes on Earth, Vincent gets more than he bargained for...

Follow Vincent on his quest as he wakes up on a different world and joins a colorful band of characters seeking to overthrow a regime that controls the entire

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Vincent Saturn is a young federal agent who's bored with his life and yearns for adventure. But when he makes contact with an alien whose ship crashes on Earth, Vincent gets more than he bargained for...

Follow Vincent on his quest as he wakes up on a different world and joins a colorful band of characters seeking to overthrow a regime that controls the entire galaxy. As he struggles to find his way home, Vincent slowly begins to realize that the fate of our world rests on his shoulders and that his contact with the alien might have given him superpowers...

Eternal Horizon incorporates sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book elements to bring you the very first "novel-encyclopedia." Aside from having a powerful tale that will take you beyond stars, Eternal Horizon has more than 80 illustrations that include character profiles, diagrams of every starship, tank, robot, soldier armament, and scenic chapter openers. This innovative work of art will have you and your child flipping page after page!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615306773
Publisher:
David Roman Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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Eternal Horizon 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always one to rush in and think about the consequences later, Vincent Saturn ignores orders and boards what turns out to be an alien ship. That decision will forever change the course of his life. Before he can even get his bearing, Vincent finds himself flung across the universe. Right into the middle of political turmoil, alien political turmoil. From there, things only get worse. The only way to save Earth is to keep its existence secret from the powers that be. To do that, Vincent must join the resistance. In classic Vincent style, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the process, he gains special powers but also a whole lot more trouble. Eternal Horizon reminds me a lot of classic science fiction I used to enjoy in my younger years. There's plenty of action, lots of intrigue, and some interesting surprises.
Robert_Adams65 More than 1 year ago
I honestly enjoyed this book. I was a bit skeptical about it at first, thinking that it was just another poorly-written Star Wars rip-off, but as I delved more into the story I realized that it is so much more than that. Although it is based in a similar sci-fi/ fantasy world (the Republic reminded me of the evil empire, and Gaia and the Sons of liberty of the rebel alliance), the story is very different and reminded me more of the Matrix with a touch of Flash Gordon and Silver Surfer stories. Vincent seemed like Neo being introduced to a futuristic world he cannot understand and to powers he apparently has but cannot comprehend. The other characters are all very well developed, each having his/ her own characteristics, especially Vincent's love interest, Gaia, who parallels his situation. There are some alien political/religious messages in the novel, but they were minuscule in comparison to other sci-fi stories and merely reflected the author's past. The sword fighting was also reminiscent of Star Wars in a way, but there are dozens of stories like that out there, so I would not generalize. In fact, if you love Star Wars, you will love Eternal Horizon. Regarding the images, I believe that they were outstanding and including them with the book make it so much more worthy of buying. The character profiles reminded me of RPG video game booklets and the starship diagrams reminded me of those Star Trek/Star Wars vehicle cross-section books. The story might have themes that are somewhat cliche, but the book's unique composition is definitely original. I recommend it for everyone.
the_one_who_reads More than 1 year ago
In a nutshell, if a book borrows so heavily from Star Wars you think you might need to contact LucasFilm about possible copyright infringement sounds good, then this book is for you. I know the old saw "There's nothing new under the sun", but come on people, a little effort at originality isn't expecting too much, is it? I started Eternal Horizon with high hopes. Our protagonist, Vincent Saturn, is an FBI agent at the scene of what seems to be a UFO crash. His curiosity outstrips his order not to investigate, the military is on the way, and he boards the downed vessel. Next thing you know, Vincent sees a figure inside, obviously in distress and BAM, out goes Vincent, the last thing he sees is white lights. He wakes up literally in another world...where the horrible EMPIRE is waging war against REBELS. No one knows what a "human" is or where a planet called Earth is, so he's sort of stuck. He falls in with the REBELS, who also have a Senator who is a PRINCESS...you think the comparisons stop here? Nope. I thought when I got to the introduction of Princess GAIA (Leia anyone?), the parallels would end. But no. Vincent is participating in a Rebel incursion, aboard a spaceship, where their leader is being held, and gets into a battle. He witnesses the bad guy hold out his hand and a weapon files out of the hands of the wielder into the bad guy's hand. What's that I smell? Do you smell the Force? I sure do. So then we have Sage Warriors who mostly have to learn their Force-like skills, except for Vincent who was given his when he tried to aid the person in the downed vessel on Earth. Wait. Where have I see that before? Isn't this like when Obi Wan says if he's stricken down he'll be even more powerful than Vader can possibly imagine? Hey! Yeah! It's just like that! There's a climactic battle between the good guys and the bad guys...which ends predictably. There's the budding love interest between Vincent and Gaia, with a predictable outcome. And last, but not least, there's the predictable ending with one of the BIG BAD GUYS wanting Vincent Saturn brought to him...at all costs, thus setting the stage for.......*drum roll*........The Hunt For Saturn. I swear I'm not making this up. It's fine to use elements as a nod to a previous source. It's also fine to use a few more to make an homage. It is not fine to use so many that your work starts to look like someone else's work. At the beginning I had high hopes for this book. The characters were engaging, the action moved well, and the dialog, set pieces and action sequences were good. At one point I was all set to contact Baen Books, a publisher of science fiction and say, "Hey you guys need to look at this writer! I think he's on to something!" Sadly, as the book wore on and the Star Wars elements stacked up, I felt more like contacting George Lucas and telling him he might want to file an injunction. Mr. Roman has the writing skills...all he needs are some original ideas to put with them.
Dunefreak More than 1 year ago
I loved it. This is the next Star Wars. Since it's not based in the future and instead follows poor Vincent, I felt as if I were the one lost in space! It's a rollecoaster ride that took me to numerous worlds. And the pictures had me flipping the pages back and forth. Very original. Can't wait for the sequel. Here's a link to the webiste www.eternalhorizon.net