The world teeters on the brink of hope and despair during the worldwide Great Depression of the 1930s.
Out of the darkness come the Krush, brutal warriors and destroyers of worlds. Drawn by the Earth's glow, they seek death and conquest. Their genocidal invasion is halted in orbit by the last of the Theria, godlike protectors of the universe. Forced into an unsteady armistice, the two factions agree to a battle by proxy to settle the fate of Earth.
Chris Donner, a jaded Great War veteran, is granted the divine powers of the Theria and strives to understand why he has been given such a gift. Li Chen, an idealistic Chinese peasant, is chosen by the Krush and becomes the fabled Dragon King. Both men irrevocably change history as they are drawn together in a final battle to decide the outcome of mankind.
|Publisher:||Pill Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.81(d)|
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I have to preface this by saying that I love science fiction books from the forties and fifties. I love the style of writing, the clarity of purpose, the truly ingenious imaginations, the freeness of them. They were written before you had to pad a novel out to 500 pages to get a company to publish it. They feel pure to me. PROXIES OF FATE is a very satisfying book because it captures all of that, perhaps because it is set in The Great Depression. There is a sense of pure adventure here, coupled with intellectual/thoughtful inner monologues that I thought were all but forgotten in our bloggy world. I forgot I was reading, and I was in the story. There are dueling characters here, and my favorite was The Dragon King, hands down: monstrous body, boyish face, injured innocent heart, unspeakably violent. Just thrilling. If you are a fan of unfettered stories, I do recommend this book.