Publication Date: 3rd March 2014
Source: eBook provided by author
Nearly 10 years after witnessing the death of his family during an alien invasion, Alex is recruited as part of an elite group tasked with hunting down the aliens before they return to enslave mankind. However, the group soon realise that their foe and the galaxies are far more deadly and ruthless than even they feared, and learn from another alien race the true extent of the 5 power forces which wield unlimited supremacy. After accidentally harnessing one of these powers, it becomes clear that Alex’s fate is intertwined with the destiny of the power forces, and he becomes embroiled in a battle with the vast armies of his dark enemy across the galaxies, leading to a momentous battle which will define the destiny for all living beings throughout the cosmos. Fast paced, full of action but with a real violent edge, this book is ideal for anyone who enjoys Star Wars, Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones.
The first couple of things you need to know about this book:-
1. It is very lengthy
2. It is worth persevering
Max is a great lead, possessing a vulnerability that makes him very likeable. He is supported by a cast of characters with various personalities (and species!), which work very well together. This, coupled with fantastic descriptive prose, make this book great.
There is an awful lot going on here. Great attention to detail shows the author's skill at storytelling and switching between time frame. Personally, I'd have preferred a shorter read, as there is enough good material here to make this one volume a gripping trilogy. Having said that, this is still a great book which will appeal to discerning fans of sci-fi and fantasy.