Sixteen-year-old Joshua Allen was born with an extra chromosome-a genetic aberration known as Trisomy XXI, or Down Syndrome. A serious accident leaves the mentally-challenged adolescent in a coma at the hospital, where he receives a mysterious injection that endows him with supernatural powers.
The transformed teen is linked to a string of bizarre, unexplained deaths in town that have both the sheriff and the coroner baffled. A ghastly creature from another planet lands on Earth and begins its hunt for the teenager-viciously slaughtering anyone in its path in order to complete its deadly mission.
The salvation of an entire race of aliens is in the balance, as Joshua and his friends are thrown into a horrific life-and-death struggle with the seemingly indestructible extraterrestrial being.
TRISOMY XXI provides an epicurean feast of horror, science fiction, and mystery-all seasoned with a pinch of humor that will satiate the appetite of even the most gourmet of readers. If the likes of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Michael Crichton were ever to have collectively penned a spine-tingling tale of horror, this would be it!
Delivering a roller-coaster ride full of thrills for its unsuspecting audience, TRISOMY XXI will intrigue every intelligent reader with its alluring array of unforeseen twists and turns. Packed with tension and excitement, this chimeric version of Alien meets The Thing is a powerful story that is guaranteed to capture your immediate attention. You won't be able to put this book down!
|Publisher:||World Castle Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)|
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Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (09/16) In “Trisomy XXI” by G.A. Minton, Joshua Allen enters into this cruel world with Trisomy XXI, an extra chromosome resulting in Down syndrome. His mother died during childbirth, leaving him to be raised by an unforgiving, alcoholic father who blames Joshua for her death. Convinced that his son has the devil in him, his father raises him with hatred and abuse. Joshua celebrates his sixteenth birthday by going for a bike ride with his best friend and champion from childhood. After a preventable tragic accident, Joshua’s whole world begins to change. After being mysteriously slipped a healing dose of medicine into his IV, Joshua regains consciousness and discovers that he has been cured of Down syndrome. Not only is his DNA corrected, but Joshua also loses the common characteristics of this syndrome, and becomes extremely intelligent. This further convinces his father that the work of the devil is involved. Joshua’s miraculous recovery allows him to become close with his doctor and the man’s beautiful daughter who happens to be in the same grade as Joshua. After they start hanging out, certain people who are after Joshua meet with some untimely but deserving circumstances. Joshua has no idea what is going on, but a cantankerous old timer believes that aliens are involved. Joshua soon learns that his blood could save an entire race of aliens who are under attack by an evil alien who is out to try to prevent Joshua from being their salvation. Joshua and his friend’s race against time find unique ways to try to kill off the evil alien and save an entire race. "Trisomy XXI" is a fun, exciting science fiction adventure. Yes, it has its gruesome, gory scenes, but since we all know that they are fiction, it is okay to enjoy them! The writing is spectacular, and author G.A. Minton has a great talent for describing his scenes and characters in vividly colorful detail. Some of the characters, especially the cantankerous old man, will have readers laughing out loud. Minton’s ability to drive the story across the genres makes for decidedly entertaining reading. I highly recommend this book to teens and adults who are fans of adventurous science fiction!
Tranquil, AZ is about to get strange. We start with a quick introduction to the local drunk Henry Pickridge. Henry is out one night and gets abducted by aliens. Then we meet Joshua Allen, a 16 year old that has a rough past. Joshua lost his mother in child birth and was almost lost too if not for the emergency room doctor. Joshua was born with Down Syndrome, also called Trisomy XXL due to a third chromosome. We follow Joshua and his best friend Patrick when a terrible accident happens and Patrick dies. While in the hospital, Joshua was injected with a strange red liquid that ends up removing the down syndrome and making him a very handsome genius. Then people start dying in strange ways with their only connection is with Joshua. But there is an alien that is bent on getting its claws on Joshua no matter who is in its way. Now it’s up to Joshua, his girlfriend Tara, and the emergency room doctor to save everyone. This is a wonderful story. Joshua has had a rough go in life but gets a fresh look after the accident the killed his friends. Tara is a sweet girl that is recovering from brain cancer and is a great match for Joshua. Then there is Ted, he has saved Joshua’s life a couple times and is more of a father to Joshua than Joshua’s real father. The story is great; you will be cheering and crying with Joshua. I loved the aliens but I found a soft spot for poor old Henry. The only thing that did slow the story down is some of the descriptions got to be a bit boggy. I understand the sheriff decked out the pickup with all the bells and whistles but three paragraphs to describe everything was a little much. Over all this is a great story and one that I recommend for anyone that likes young adult science fiction stories. This is one you will want to check out. I received Trisomy XXI for free from World Castle Publishing in exchange for an honest review.