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Echoes by Therin Knite

District of Columbia
United Republic of Earth


Twenty-three-year-old Adem Adamend has it rough. His name is ludicrous. His friends are few. And the only thing his "kid genius" status has gotten him at the Interdistrict Bureau of Intelligence is a boatload of extra work with no credit in sight.

Then hotshot lawyer Victor Manson is burned to death in his own back yard, and Adem finds himself using his unique skills to piece together the strangest crime he's ever seen. Strange because the only possible suspect Adem can pin the murder a mythical beast. A dragon.

Before Adem can unravel the mystery of Manson's death, the Bureau loses jurisdiction to the secretive EDPA, an organization that investigates weird and deadly events. But Adem isn't one for giving up, so he takes it upon himself to delve deeper into EDPA's machinations, into the series of unfortunate events that led to Manson's demise.

And what he finds may change the way he views the world -- and himself -- forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494203085
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/08/2014
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Therin Knite: n. speculative fiction writer, college student, and self-proclaimed master of snark who has the occasional grand delusion of literary stardom.

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Echoes 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
I've read a lot of indie books and I've got to say, from the cover all the way through to the end, this book rates in the top 1% with its eye-catching cover and polished, error-free writing. And the writing itself was engaging, flowing, and descriptive, providing my unimaginative brain with some amazing imagery. Adem Adamend's sense of humor had me chuckling several times, even during some of the intense action sequences. He's a very likeable character I enjoyed spending time with and his talent of reading people and the way he solved crimes was unique. The dream sequences immediately brought Inception (a completely amazing movie) to mind and allowed the author creative leeway in adding some uncommon details to the mystery (dragons!). Although I'm a sci-fi fan, I don't usually enjoy books that portray a completely unfamiliar world, so I appreciated that the world-building in Echoes wasn't such a foreign concept. For me, personally, I would have liked to know more of Adem's backstory - how he got where he was, when he discovered his special abilities, more about his mother, etc. As this is the first book in a series, maybe more of this will be revealed in the future. Overall, I felt this was a wonderful debut for a first time author filled with action, suspense, twists, and some wry humor along the way. I'll be looking for the followup to Echoes. This review is based on a digital copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 9 months ago
One of the best reads in a long while.the good part is it keeps you guessing.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Wow to the 10th power! Super book, well written, fantastic story, and fast-paced! I can easily see this as a greaylt CGI movie. Yes, its that good! DMB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was fun to read and kept a good pace
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The narrative was good and internally consistent. The story was unusual and more of a mystery placed in a speculative future than anything else. The characters need more development. I look forward to reading more in the "Echoes" universe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the paperback edition of this book and I was not disappointed! It's perfectly professional, well written, and well edited. The story is a fun mix of scifi, paranormal, and urban fantasy with plenty of snark and witty dialogue that is entertaining without being overdone. The characters are interesting and fun to read. There is plenty of action with an ending I didn't see coming. It is a refreshing and entertaining read and I highly recommend it. I look forward to the sequels.
sportzmomof5 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I was hooked from the first page to the last.  I am not a big reader of the sci-fi genre, but if it was all written like this I would be a huge fan! The characters were well developed and the storyline was impeccable.  I cannot wait to read more from this author.
BrandieC More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of paranormal/sci fi investigator series starring geeky males who manage to save the (world, universe, humanity) despite their less-than-heroic backgrounds; think Charles Stross's Laundry Files or Jonathan Woods's Arthur Wallace series. Therin Knite's Echoes is a wonderful addition to this genre. As is apparent from the book description, Echoes takes place several hundred years from now, when America has become part of the United Republic of Earth. Knite drops several casual hints about a "Fall" which led to this new geopolitical structure, but the back story is not developed - something I hope Knite remedies quickly in the next volume of the series, not because lack of that story diminished my enjoyment of Echoes, but because I'm sure that story is equally fascinating. I can't say much about the plot without spoiling it, but suffice it to say that Echoes was a fast and entertaining read that left me ready to hit the "Buy" button for the sequel. I received a free copy of Echoes from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.
Ginny15 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this story about a young man, Adem, who is a genius at figuring out who the killer is from viewing the crime scene and suspects (that part did remind me a bit of the current Hannibal TV show and the character of Will). However, there were a lot of surprises as the book went along, and the storyline just kept pushing along to the next thing. While this is a scifi story, the "dream" elements (which are the result of technology) do include a dragon but other than that, the story is strictly scifi. I recommend the book to people who enjoy soft scifi with thriller/suspense elements. I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.