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  • 978-0-9642667-4-2
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Jason Penn Browne
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Mukülia: New World Rising
Four Oceanus Marine Institute students and close-knit friends are drawn into a time-space continuum portal with an inter-dimensional Mukülia, the ancient civilization and ‘lost continent’ in the Pacific. In collaborating with the professor and his wife, who heads the O.R.C.A. research center, their mysterious aikido instructor, along with some marine mammal allies, the group is off on an expedition that leads them into uncharted expanses of the Pacific Ocean. Unique discoveries and extraordinary circumstances cause them to join with a band of ancient nomadic Amazons in defeating the devious Grand Priests of Lemuria, and lay the foundation for a new Mukülia.
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 6 out of 10
Overall: 7.75 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: The storyline here is complex but intriguing, taking place in a unique environment quite different from the modern world.

Prose/Style: While the writing here is very good, the narrative frequently reads less like a novel and more like a term paper. The author spends considerable time setting the stage laying out a series of facts rather than interweaving these relevant details into the story itself.

Originality: The author has created a complex and distinctive environment and cast of characters.

Character Development/Execution: The characters take a backseat to the steady stream of details the author puts forth. If the author would interweave the details within the storyline rather than include them as separate, large chunks of text, the flow would improve dramatically, and the characters would feel less of an afterthought.

Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

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Trade paperback Details
  • 978-0-9642667-4-2
  • 304 pages
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