A Breath of Hope

A Breath of Hope

by Robert Taylor


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The Humals. Humanoid Aliens. They dominated the spiral arm millennia ago then vanished without trace. Man had found traces of their presence, reverse-engineered their technology and speculated endlessly about their demise. But no one really knew what had happened. No one knew why they had disappeared or why so few traces of them remained.
For James Hamilton the Humals were not something he concerned himself about. Not, that is, until a billionaire philanthropist seeks him out with a proposition he can't ignore.
It started out as the offer of a lifetime. A way to finally end all his financial concerns and to do something good for humanity into the bargain. But as Hamilton was well aware, if something sounds too good to be true then it usually means trouble.
Suspicious, Hamilton fears the worst and plans accordingly but even he is unprepared for the events that will follow. With precious few allies and more questions than answers, Hamilton must desperately try to piece together the clues in order to understand what is going on before it is too late.
For what starts out as a journey for the betterment of mankind may well sow the seeds of its destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463786199
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/08/2011
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Robert Taylor lives with his long-term partner just outside London, England. He has travelled widely, visiting most of Europe, much of North Africa and parts of the Middle-East.
His jobs have included many diverse careers such as Bank Courier, Cinema Projectionist and even Scuba Diving Instructor.
In his off time, he enjoys travel, reading, computer gaming and watching movies.

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A Breath of Hope 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised when I read this book. It is written in the easy style of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, with a twist of Isaac Asimov thrown in for good measure. This means that the science, while ever present, does not get in the way of the story. Talking of which, the story flows from one plot point to another gradually building up the characters as individuals and meshing them into a cohesive whole. I found this style of writing to be very refreshing after some of the heavy tomes I have read of late. This is a Space Opera in the true style of the old masters. Sit back with a nice drink and be entertained.
Barnseys_Books More than 1 year ago
What can I say except WOW, what an amazing read! Not my usual genre but after reading other reviews, I decided to purchase. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish and couldn't put it down. Great story-line, interesting characters, lots of action, an air of mystery and an indomitable adversary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story. Looking forward to reading the sequels.
RayCat More than 1 year ago
Not quite as good as his post-apocalypse series, but well worth a read. A bit of a throwback to older style scifi books, but plenty of action and adventure. Simple to read and easy to follow along with the plot. Also, its nice to see characters making intelligent choices when in a difficult situation, not just wringing their hands or wandering off alone! A good read.