Summary of the novel Godeena
Major Henry Broncon miraculously survives a battle with Ansker soldiers on the planet Morad. He is found under a pile of corpses, the only survivor; his best friend and the whole of his brigade remain in the field of death. Broncon is fully acquitted, receives a medal for bravery and is promoted to the rank of Brigadier, but he cannot forgive himself and he feels responsible for falling into the Ansker trap.
Shortly after, the Anskers are beaten and the war ends. The winning terrestrial colonies receive ownership of a system called Naude, comprised of various planets including Godeena. On the surface of Godeena there is a huge, completely preserved but uninhabited city that scientists have named the Absolute. Analysis of the city reveals no signs of life. A team of scientists is sent to investigate what has happened to the people and animals of Absolute. A few days later the team is attacked and contact with the scientists is lost. The General Staff sends two teams of Special Forces to find out what has happened to the expedition but they also disappear, leaving no trace.
The Commander of the General Staff, General Hensell, is personally involved with the mystery. He requests Brigadier Henry Broncon to gather a unit, composed of the worst inmates from the inescapable prison, Hades, to investigate what is happening on Godeena. Henry accepts this task and collects 17 prisoners, each with unique skills. Among them is Maria, who possesses enormous psychic powers and has a wicked second personality called Kir.
The unusual team of criminals, led by Broncon, travels to Godeena to discover what terrors await them there.
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About the Author
Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets was born on 12 September 1965 in Split, Croatia. He lives and works in Kastel Sucurac, where he finished his elementary and secondary schooling.
At a very young age, he started reading and loved it because, through books, he travelled to places he could never visit in person. As a child, he loved fairy tales and adventure, but later discovered other genres. When he found a Jules Verne book in the library, he became fascinated by science fiction. He has been writing poetry for fifteen years and has started writing science fiction. Lately, he has also written children's fairy tales and fables.
He has published, in Croatia, "An Opened Heart" in 2002, "The Sleepy Way" in 2005, and "Love" in 2006. On Amazon he has published the poetry collections "The Child of Happiness" in 2015, science fiction novel "Godeena" in 2015, the science fiction short story "Butterfly" in 2016, the poetry collection "When the moon takes over the dream: Love Poetry" in 2016, and in 2017 the poetry collection "The Flaming Horses: Collection of poetry". He also translated his new Sci-Fi novel "The Dream of the Forest".
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This really is wonderfully entertaining Sci-Fi story. When I read a book I want to be taken to another world, and Stjepan Cobets has certainly done that for me with this amazing book. There are some very unique characters with some great skills, and a couple of different planets that really attracted me to the story, and certainly kept my interest. Major Henry Broncon and Lieutenant Carlos Hortiz were taken completely by surprise when the Ansker Warriors attacked them. The intelligence gathered before they arrived in the area suggested that there were no Ansker’s around, and the sudden onslaught suggested otherwise. With grenades being lobbed in from the forest, Henry couldn’t see them to return accurate fire. Before he realises it Carlos is killed, and the rest of his men are quite quickly getting wiped out. The only reason he survived himself was a rather large Ansker warrior that he managed to kill, landed on top of him. Now he blames himself for the loss of all his men, and he now thinks of it as the ‘Field of Death’. The planet Jan II where the prison Hades was located, and had over 900,000 prisoners. If prisoners were sent there, it was a place that they would never leave. So the Warden is surprised when the now promoted Brigadier Henry Broncon turns up with a presidential authority, to allow him to select prisoners to take with him. He selects 17 for his mission to the planet Godeena, and he knows that amongst the 17 are some lunatics and geniuses. Godeena is definitely a dangerous place, with 3 other expeditions of people that travelled there have never returned. Henry’s advises the 17 of his new soldiers that if they help locate the 3 missing expedition teams, and they manage to survive, then they will have their freedom, some cash and be able to go and live anywhere in the solar system. However it’s not going to be easy, as Godeena is a dangerous place, and they are all about to find out just how dangerous it is. The standout for me with this story is the background the Author has put into some of the characters and some of the weapons they use. This is a very clever and interesting book, and I certainly look forward to reading more from Stjepan in the future.