The Keepers: Tribulation

The Keepers: Tribulation

by Rick Friar


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Futurist writer Richard Friar once again dazzles readers with big battles and saucy science in The Keepers: Part II: Tribulation. Friar skillfully blends history and human motivation with his larger-than-life science fiction fare. In Tribulation, the year is 2040 and the Allies are up and running at their refuge on Mars. Geiseric, leader of the Apex Empire, has managed to coalesce the resources necessary to spark an arms race and war the likes of which humanity has never seen. In their fight, the Allies encounter an unforeseen and bizarre enemy, ending in a signature plot reversal that will leave readers stunned. The war technology is once again lavishly illustrated in a high sci-fi style that will appeal to the science fiction fan in everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979691515
Publisher: Infinite Conception Phaze, LLC
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Richard Friar was born a writer and storyteller. While growing up, he created and wrote stories, scripts and eventually the outline for his trilogy The Keepers. After graduating from Grossmont, he was accepted to San Francisco Academy of Art University and San Francisco State University School of Journalism but decided that he had to pursue his passion. Like his idol, Frank Herbert, the creator of Dune, he left school and began the adventure of writing The Keepers Trilogy.

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The Keepers 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Minoan More than 1 year ago
This book kept me locked inside for days. I ate, drank and breathed the Keepers. I've finished books this long in shorter amounts of time even, but never books this long with so many facts. It's speculative fiction, aka science faction, so the author keeps this wild future realistic by showing what's going on today and similar patterns in the past. The most standout tech in the book, the Animalian Projects, are biomimicry vehicles based off the most agile creatures of land, sea and air. This is hard to buy into, until you find out that the military is presently building a tank based off a cheetah. They already have BigDog, which is a robot based on a camel, carrying supplies in Afghanistan. Everything in the story is similarly credentialed. This was great. Its been so long since I really bought into a story, got lost in it because it didn't break the fourth wall with a plothole. So I was able to be carried away into this near future full of larger than life characters with such depth and faceting I rarely see in sci fi, and technology and landscapes that are of the most unique and remarkable I've read from the imaginations of any author, and all the while believe it could be true. What an awesome experience. I truly can not wait to get started on the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So predictable as to be unreadable. The story had a fairly interesting start but quickly became ludicrous. Implausible plot that tries to convince the reader of a pan-global alliance based on personality cult and vegerarianism. Upon this foundation is built some excellent battle sequences but, with pathetically preductable results. The technology is interesring, animal-like battle machines driven by synthetic muscle but, the author asks us to believe that these machines are also nearly indestructible by modern weapons. Rather like having armor plate so strong that you cannot simply shoot a hole in it no matter how good your cannon. The other thing that killed it for me was the author's ignorance of geo-politics. His alliances defy treality national self interest. Do not waste your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Richard Friar combines the perfect balance of intellect and action in 'The Keepers.' This is a must read that will educate you and entertain you at the same time. Richard's use of historical events/figureheads and his vast knowledge of warfare, makes for a riveting read. Every element he sets up, pays off and exceeded my expectations. I am an avid sci-fi reader and I rank Friar with some of the greats, Asimov, Heinlein, Frank Herbert to name a few. The Keepers is apparently a trilogy and I cannot wait for the second installment! I foresee a movie and a video game in the near future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste time. This book goes out of it's way to make the the tyrants hero's. The political leanings of the author comes thru very clearly as corporations bad, environmentalists good. The story becomes predictable and boring.
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The poorly written expose' never ended. Too many cliches and a very predictable plot with a few creepy features (and not in a good way) to the story. There are a few pretty neat illustrations that far exceed the quality of the narrative. I hated this book so much I skipped about 100 pages and read the -YES - super predictable ending just to make sure I am making the right decision not to read the rest of the series. YUK! this book S**k's
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