REPUBLIC FALLING: ADVENT OF A NEW DAWN
Book #1 of the Wars of the New Humanity Series
What happens to your psychological state if you're Linked (joined in mental communion) with your mother as she's atomized from existence? Not too many people get to find out. Randal Scott is one of the unfortunate few, and he wouldn't wish that hell upon anyone. Who would?
Randy enlists into the Commonwealth Defense Force (CDF) to deliver retribution to the man who killed his mother and mentally scarred him for life, his father, Arson Scott. After establishing a wonderful life for his family and nurturing his son into manhood, Arson mysteriously joined the insurgency that threatens to collapse humanity's intergalactic republic and partook in his wife's murder.
Now Randy proceeds with deployment to Colony Four, where his father operates his insurgent faction. Alongside his lover and comrade, whom he shares a Link with, Stacie Spencer, Randy forges ahead with his quest to enact revenge. However, the path to vengeance is not a straightforward one for Randy. He becomes entangled in a web of violent conflict, lies, and conspiracies that have him questioning both of the combat forces in opposition, the CDF and the insurgency known as the Coalition of Rebel Factions.
WARS OF THE NEW HUMANITY SERIES:
Humanity's intergalactic republic, the Commonwealth, was to be a haven of peace, comfort, and happiness but is plagued by conflict between the ruling class and the downtrodden fighting to liberate themselves from systematic oppression. Within the chaos of this domestic crisis, Randal Scott and Stacie Spencer, whether as Guardians of the Commonwealth Defense Force or private citizens, play their part in bettering the New Humanity.
The Wars of the New Humanity series is a page-turning sci-fi thriller that explores socioeconomic hierarchies, class warfare, ascribed status, group identity, war politics, and more, in a world where humanity wages battle in mechanized combatwear called Shells, humans Link in mental communion, and life throughout the universe is vast.
A fusion of sci-fi military action, romance, and suspense, this series is sure to keep readers enthralled.
The Wars of the New Humanity series is written by Michael J. Brooks, whose first novel, Exodus Conflict, received five stars from Readers' Favorite, was a finalist of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and earned honorable mention from the 2013 London Book Festival.
Plot: A satisfying sci-fi thriller, the plot is evenly paced and the conflict is engaging. The novel contains a complete story arc but also ends with the characters and world positioned for new adventures.
Prose: The writing is well organized and features interesting details, but also contains some awkward turns of phrase. Dialogue generally serves the characters well though it can at times feel over-stylized in delivery. Action scenes are exciting and enjoyable.
Originality: The fictional universe is original in execution and features plenty of supporting details and technologies that flesh out the world.
Character/Development: The characters are not particularly dynamic, but they are, particularly the protagonist Randy, presented with a sufficient complexity and internal conflict to help propel the plot and action satisfactorily.
Date Submitted: August 31, 2020