In October of 1957, more than Sputnik fell to Earth...
Set against the back drop of the Space Race and the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union have a new issue to deal with, aliens from outer space. Both the Braannoo and the Muurgu are at war with each other and Earth becomes the newest battleground in their struggle. Spanning time from the launch of Sputnik to the near future, the interplay of historical events from a new light make you ask the question, could this all be true? The capture of aliens near small town USA unites three players from different quarters, Commander Kraanox of the Braannoo, First Lieutenant Wayne Bucknell as his captor and seven year old Justin Spencer, the first to make alien contact.
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A new and exciting author in speculative fiction, Michael brings a repertoire of science fiction, fantasy and thrillers to readers everywhere. Michael lives in the quaint neighbourhood of Olde Walkerville in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Father to three, the family home is an historic Albert Kahn design built in 1895. When not writing, you can find Michael walking down the majestic trees lined streets. Writing is a passion of his that has led to the books you see featured here. It is his hope you enjoy his works. If you buy a copy of any of my works, please, visit again to provide a comment or a review. Thank you
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The writing was great and pulled me in (there were a few editing hiccups here and there, but nothing to throw me out of the story…obviously since I stayed up way to late reading this) the characters were well rounded and each with their own distinct personality. The way he wove historical events in and gave them other reasons for happening was absolutely masterful. The science fiction elements were plausible and made perfect sense in the book. I loved the little details like when the Flintstones and Star Trek first started. This book covers a large amount of time as the reader travels from the Sputnik first launching, through the Cuban Missile Crisis, past the fall of the Soviet Union to present day and beyond. Mr. Drakich weaves this story through history with a deft and entertaining hand. They say that every story has something lacking, but I tell you, I’m really struggling to come up with what it might be in this book. After much reaching and searching, I finally decided on a couple of things. I was surprised Justin wasn’t more excited when he first met Rex, since he had been hoping for that since he was a child. The only major historical event that I’m surprised wasn’t covered was the loss of the space shuttle Challenger. I remember sitting in school and watching that happen in real time. It was sadly, a rather large event at that time and though I kept waiting for it to happen in the book, it never did. Lastly, I wish Rex would have played a part in the ending. Mr. Drakich did a great job of endearing the reader to him and I missed seeing him at the last. This book gets a full five stars from me. I will happily return to it again and again. I feel like Kraanox, Justin, and Wayne are old friends that I will look forward to visiting many times.
The writing is so simplistic even silly a lot of the times. Maybe it's a book for teens. Did only a chapter or two.