A catastrophic accident triggers a ripple effect that reaches far beyond the Solar System, provoking an ancient darkness that stalks among the stars. Jonathon Quinn, captain of the CS Intimidator,does battle while facing his own extraordinary destiny, which he must accept if he is to have any hope of altering the dire fate of Mankind.
About the Author
S. D. McKee: S.D. McKee is a native Utahan with an educational background in mathematics and physics, along with a professional career in the field of computer science. His passion for writing, combined with an overactive imagination and love of all things sci-fi have helped him weave tales of alternate realities and the possibilities and "what ifs" of our wonderfully bizarre universe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book starts off with most poorly written four pages that I have ever had to stumble through. I almost gave upright there, but luckily the scene was short and the chapters following it were much better written with many fewer adjectives and much more action. The premise is that an experiment on the moon creating a wormhole destroyed the entire population of the moon and the star and planet that the wormhole intersected. What follows is swift retribution from an advanced alien species who lived on that planet. But, wait, this is not your ordinary advanced alien species. These are the corrupt and vicious minions of a dark and sadistic God. They systematically destroy the outer colonies, Mars and most of the structures on Earth. Our brave and noble hero, who was overseeing the wormhole experiment from his battle cruiser above the moon is captured and tortured by the Dark God. But wait! He and his crew are rescued by the real progenitors of the human race and genetically transformed into powerful telepathic beings in order to fight and destroy the Dark God.Sigh, a relatively interesting military/science story gets hijacked by evil aliens. This bothers me the same way that The Lord of the Rings bothers me. There is simply no sense in the economy of evil. Although there is a small percentage of any population who are psychotic sadists, if everyone was as evil as portrayed here, their society would not last for millions of years, but would degenerate into desperate infighting as did most human dictators from Stalin to Pol Pot. Most people just want to live their lives with a maximum of happiness and a minimum of hassle. Although this series continues, I'm sure you can all write the ending. Good triumphs over evil, though Good loses some friends and family, This series is neither well written enough or nuanced enough to follow any further.
My wife got me a copy of this book for my birthday (she ordered it straight from the publisher so she could get it early) and I'd have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story's well written and starts building excitement early as it counts down to a wormhole-creation experiment that turns tragic (on a surprisingly grand and destructive scale). And things only get more interesting and more intense from there. I particularly enjoyed the organic-tech aspects of the alien race that's introduced. I don't want to give away too much, so let's just say there's plenty of action and intrigue to keep you reading. If you want to get a taste of the writing, you can access a narrated presentation of the prologue on the author's website (just google sdmckee--it's a pretty funky site and worth a look).