A Martian child with a mysterious past.
A spaceship, sealed and forgotten, now awakened.
An evil from another time and place, seeking revenge.
The forefathers built a new home on the Red Planet and named it Utopia but, for Shor, life in the underground Martian colony is anything but utopian. With few friends and no prospects, he has never really fitted in. And he is aware of something approaching. Something evil.
His dream of working in the Space Program is the only thing keeping him sane. When even this is taken from him, he thinks life cannot possibly get any worse.
Then, during a routine fix on a hangar door, he stumbles upon a neglected and forgotten spaceship, and his life is turned upside down.
Could this spaceship hold the key to his past, his future, and the approaching apocalypse?
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I was a big fan of this book’s predecessor, “Alpha Redemption.” It was thoughtful and interesting, with just enough mystery to keep the pages turning. Everyone I talked to about “Alpha Revelation,” though, said it was “radically different” than the first. So there’s the quandary: Can a sequel be radically different and yet still be good? The answer in this case is, yes. “Alpha Revelation” is a big departure from the first book. In fact, when it starts you may be wondering if there are any connections to the first book at all. There are, but I’ll let the reader find those as he reads. I will say that I was immediately drawn into this new Mars-based environment. I also found the main character, Shor, relatable and interesting. And while there didn’t seem to be a lot of tension on the character, the mystery and exploration of his background and environment is what kept me reading. At no time did I feel like I was pushing to get through. It was more like a leisurely jog on a summer day. Never taxing, but enjoyable all the same. There were some characters that seemed to be underutilized, and some that I expected to be more than they ultimately turned out to be. I also would’ve liked a more concrete showdown between hero and villain, though given the environment and circumstances, I’m not sure how that would happen. I didn’t find the story overly preachy in any way. Mr. Baines kept the themes and message subtle. The ending was satisfying enough, as well, though I would really like a few more questions answered. Come on, make it a trilogy! Looking forward to whatever the author does next, no matter how “radical.” In the meantime, check out this book!