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  • 11/2021
  • B09JD6XBWB
  • 500 pages
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  • 11/2021
  • 979-8-9850105-0-3
  • 500 pages
  • $17.99
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  • 11/2021
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Kyle Noland
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S.E.T. The Earth on Fire
Kyle Noland, author

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

It’s the summer of 3129, one thousand years after meteors destroyed most of life on Earth. The city of Akhet endures in the barren desert landscape of what remains. Ethos, an artist living in poverty within the gilded city, renders commission work for the families of missing girls. When his best friend reveals she and the vanishing citizens are all witches, they discover the horrifying link between the disappearances and a godlike elite named Ra. Their investigation abruptly ends in the tragic death of a beloved friend, which forces Ethos into the lawless wasteland beyond the city after escaping with his life. As Ethos traverses the desolate and dangerous outskirts, a fateful interaction leaves an alien ghost bound to his body and consciousness. They must work together if either is to survive and accomplish their conflicting, yet closely connected goal. After discovering powers forged in his bond with the ghost, Ethos vows vengeance against Ra and the rulers of Akhet, including Set, an android and self-proclaimed god. But an unseen threat stirs within the bowels of the Earth, one with an even greater thirst for revenge against Set. An ancient darkness more menacing than any god. With the fate of the world on the line, Ethos must choose between his revenge or salvaging what’s left of his crumbling humanity to fight the dark forces both outside and within him.
Reviews
In My Opinion The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Weird

S.E.T. The Earth On Fire

Series: S.E.T Series 1 of 2

RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 20TH 2021

By, Kyle Noland

Format Read: E-Book/Listened with EVIE App

How Obtained: Pre-release sent to me by the Author Kyle Noland from winning a giveaway.

Links:
For concept Art and to connect with Kyle

https://settheearthonfirebykylenoland.com/

Twitter: @Kyle_Noland

Book Summary:
It’s the summer of 3129, one thousand years after meteors destroyed most of life on Earth. The city of Akhet endures in the barren desert landscape of what remains. Ethos, an artist living in poverty within the gilded city, renders commission work for the families of missing girls. When his best friend reveals she and the vanishing citizens are all witches, they discover the horrifying link between the disappearances and a godlike elite named Ra. Their investigation abruptly ends in the tragic death of a beloved friend, which forces Ethos into the lawless wasteland beyond the city after escaping with his life.

As Ethos traverses the desolate and dangerous outskirts, a fateful interaction leaves an alien ghost bound to his body and consciousness. They must work together if either is to survive and accomplish their conflicting, yet closely connected goal. After discovering powers forged in his bond with the ghost, Ethos vows vengeance against Ra and the rulers of Akhet, including Set, an android and self-proclaimed god. But an unseen threat stirs within the bowels of the Earth, one with an even greater thirst for revenge against Set. An ancient darkness more menacing than any god. With the fate of the world on the line, Ethos must choose between his revenge or salvaging what’s left of his crumbling humanity to fight the dark forces both outside and within him.

I am going to do my best to not have any spoilers in this review. I received this book through a giveaway that the author Kyle Noland did. The book is released November 20th of 2021 and I must say you should pre-order it now or pick it up as soon as it releases.

This is a highly engrossing roller coaster ride of emotions. Kyle Noland has great character development through this story. The world that he creates seems to be absolutely beautiful and highly intriguing. There is so much in this book I don’t know how he was able to fit it all in there.

There are quite a few twists, and plenty of ups and downs to the point that sometimes you might question whether you like him as an author because of the way that he just toys with your emotions.

The references throughout the look I found to be very fun and quite plentiful. You have pop culture references as well as plenty of references various historical figures and mythologies. Somehow combining it all together makes for a quite fantastical world that I want to read more of.

In My Opinion, I hope that this eventually becomes a screenplay and turns either into a short series or a series of movies because seeing this visually and staying true to the book would be incredible. As a book this is an incredibly intense read with plenty of world-building and character building that brings everything to the forefront of your imagination. I can’t wait to read the next book.

I give this book 5 ghosts out of 5.

Until next time,

-Teo

Jaimie (Ohio is for Readers)

4.5⭐

First I need to point out how much I love the drawn pictures of the characters in the beginning! I really don't see that ever (unless they are on the cover) and it really helped to picture them the way Noland did. It was such a cool feature!! And of course, I love any books with maps so you have a better understanding of the world and places they are in.

This is a mix of dystopian and fantasy and I'm such a big fan of those genres as a whole so I was ultimately stoked for this book! You've got it all, man. Gods, humans, witches, robots, etc!

There are a lot of characters you follow and I'm normally not a fan of that but somehow it worked for this book. It could have a lot to do with HOW he did it. You have Ethos and Aargo as the two main characters and you mostly follow them but with others sprinkled in. It was actually nice knowing what was going on with others and I don't think the book would have turned out as well if we didn't.

Ethos is a gay character and admittedly I don't read a lot of stories with gay characters. Not because I don't want to but mainly because they don't happen to be in a book I pick up (mostly thriller reader here). I loved him! I'm specifically pointing him out for those looking for books with an LGBTQ+ member in them. 🏳️‍🌈

I originally thought when making notes for this book review that I was going to list some characters I liked and hated. I can't seem to really do that though because I loved every character for who they were supposed to be (hero/villain)! That's incredibly unusual. There is almost always a character I can find a flaw in and hate. Lol. Not here.

This is Kyle Nolands's debut novel and it was a fabulous one! My slight issue is that I wish it was broken up into multiple books. I can't stand books over 400 pages. It's one reason I'm not a fan of Stephen King. I tend to lose interest half way through. That actually didn't happen with this book though! I wanted to keep going and at times it was hard for me to put down! But I think this would have made a killer series and he could have done more with the story and character development.

This book is great and I definitely recommend it for my fantasy lovers out there! All I can think about is how this was his DEBUT. We're in for a wild ride with this author and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

I was incredibly lucky to get an ARC and all opinions are mine and mine alone. Book comes out tomorrow! Get yourself a copy! 🖤

Jill Dreher

 This is an epic sci-fi dark fantasy novel!

Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2021

Who doesn't love a good underdog story? I love how this seemingly group of no name underdog humans come together with God's and witches to work together to help save their world from those who are trying to destroy it.

I like how the author had chapters that told the story from each one of the characters perspectives. It really gives your imagination a complete idea of what's happening so you can envision this story in your mind. Being able to see the full picture really draws you into this book and connects you to the characters. Ethos, the main character, written beautifully as a gay man starts off as a poor/quiet/artist from the Roots and develops into this powerful/strong/brave man who does everything he can to save his friends and city. I like how even the side characters play big roles that contribute to the storyline and it doesn't just follow one sole person. My favorite character actually ends up being Victor, a bounty hunter who's a complete brut, but the comedic relief is great. I have to say I didn't dislike any of the characters, they are all written/described very well.

I will admit, within the first couple chapters I kept wondering "where it was heading" and "when will the action happen".. but oh boy did it lead to perfectly jam packed action! The fighting/battling scenes were very well described and I was completely captivated! All my confusion at the beginning was solved after just a few chapters! Usually I don't like reading such long novels as it is hard to read it all in a couple days like I would normally like, but it was so worth the few extra days it took to read it! It definitely was a roller coaster ride with all the mysteries slowly being unraveled!

I enjoyed that within all the fighting and action there was still some well written scenes that drew on my heart strings. Some character deaths (without giving anything away) really got to me. I'm glad though that most of the characters that I came to love had happy endings.

While reading this book I couldn't help but want to see it come together in real life. I can really see this becoming a movie or TV series. After that ending, I can't wait to see what the next book has in store!

KittyLisha Reviews

Meteors crashed into the Earth ending life as we knew it. On these came gods. S.E.T., Ra, Osirus, Bakari, and the rest of their family. Together they created a new place for the humans that remained to grow and prosper. S.E.T, with the help of the Core he holds, has maintained peace for years. However, with Osirus' betrayal the Hive and the original creator of the Core is out to destroy this new life created. With Gods and Ghosts abounding humans have little control of their future. But, the fate of humans should not rest with the Gods. 

    After the murder of his best friend, Charlie, by Ra for being a Heka user Ethos flees Akhet and finds himself bound to a snake Ghost, Wormwood. The parasite's spirit has given this human powers that may prove useful in the coming war. However, with so many factions competing for the Core and domination it is hard to see who will win or if humanity will survive this newest peril. 

    I received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book from start to finish and for a debut indie author novel there was surprisingly few errors in it. I, of course, loved the title of the book. It's very dramatic and post-apocalyptic books are fun to read. While I would never want to live in one the change from our normal day to day lives is great. 

    This book has a bit of everything. There is romance between characters, action, adventure, and possession. What more could you ask for? Characters are assholes and realistic. Well, other than the ghosts and gods, but the author works hard to make them relatable as well. Ethos feels the need to hide who he truly is because of who he chooses to love just as some people have trouble doing now. There is some witchcraft in the form of Heka as well as apothecary use side by side. 

A combination of current, old, and new all wrapped in one. My favorite character was Charlie. She may not have been around for a long time, but she was a big influence and wasn't afraid to be herself. Charlie was unique, outspoken, and absolutely beautiful. And I have to say that I loved the detail about her necklace and can't wait to see what happens next! I hope that you will enjoy this book as much as I have and check out the authors store to get some interesting book merchandise! https://www.etsy.com/shop/vitaminkprints as odd as the name of that link is, the shop itself is interesting. 

    This book is available on Amazon for $4.99 by clicking here. 

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 11/2021
  • B09JD6XBWB
  • 500 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2021
  • 979-8-9850105-0-3
  • 500 pages
  • $17.99
Hardcover Details
  • 11/2021
  • 979-8-9850105-1-0
  • 500 pages
  • $24.99

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