Monday, July 18, 2016

The Zarion: Saving Mankind (REVIEW)

The Zarion: Saving Mankind

Author:  J.E. Grace
Category: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Christian Fiction
Suitable for: Pre-Teens+
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle copy from the author
Pages: 152

Description: Davis is torn from his retirement and thrown back into scientific research where his team makes world altering discoveries. But can they make a difference before alien forces intervene and destroy earth? Two alien factions battle over the fate of the world in a epic Heaven vs. Hell style conflict.

In Short: This book is a unique blend of science fiction and religion. I don't want to divulge any spoilers so instead I'll just give examples of some of the themes found in this book to give you a feel for the story. It is a very exciting, fast paced plot that features space exploration, espionage, conspiracy, alien encounters, an alien invasion, a sweet love story, and a doomsday scenario. There is an 'Adam and Eve in the garden being tempted by a snake' theme. People who like dystopian, world-ending, alien invasion books with a religious twist will enjoy this book.

Pros: This book is highly entertaining and fast paced. As I read it I was very eager to see what would happen next. I liked our protagonist, Davis, he had a good attitude even after being abducted. I don't think I would have handled things as well as he did but he is a true hero as you discover throughout the book. The characters could have been developed a little better but not bad for a novella. For the first half of the book I had a great time watching mysteries unfold and wondering who to trust. I loved the space travel and research the team was doing. The science in the book was believable and approachable. The ending was great even if it did throw me off a little bit. It took a religious twist that didn't match the rest of the book but it was well done and made sense. Gave me an impression of a continuous loop and a chance for a sequel. The author did a great job mixing aliens with Christianity and creating a world with wild events that I could envision. It is a doomsday tale fraught with peril and laced with the sweetest little touch of romance. Overall, interesting book that was very fun to read.

Cons: Some minor editing issues, the author has informed me that the book is currently being re-written. By the time you read this there may even be a new version so keep that in mind when reading the other reviews of this book. As is the editing didn't bother me.

Parent's Guide: Overall this book is pretty clean. The deaths are non-graphic.

Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in return for my honest review. This Post contains affiliate links to Amazon.

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