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Eternal Horizon: The Chronicle of Vincent Saturn (Eternal Horizon: A Star Saga Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

David Roman
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Book Description

Vincent Saturn is a young federal agent who’s bored with his life and yearns for adventure. But when he makes contact with an alien whose ship crashes on Earth, Vincent gets more than he bargained for…
Follow Vincent on his quest as he wakes up on a different world and joins a colorful band of characters seeking to overthrow a regime that controls the entire galaxy. As he struggles to find his way home, Vincent slowly begins to realize that the fate of our world rests on his shoulders and that his contact with the alien might have given him superpowers…
Eternal Horizon incorporates sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book elements to bring you the very first “novel-encyclopedia.” Aside from having a powerful tale that will take you beyond stars, Eternal Horizon has more than 80 illustrations that include character profiles, diagrams of every starship, tank, robot, soldier armament, and scenic chapter openers.

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"Entertaining  novel!" - Sacramento Book Review

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  • File Size: 3261 KB
  • Print Length: 409 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XWFK42
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than what appears on the surface November 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
David ‘Roman’ Shakhramanov is an Armenian-American who immigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1993 and now lives in Florida where he received degrees in English and Fine Artsov has a gift and while there are those who suggest that he is borrowing heavily from the classic 1977 ‘Star Wars’, the American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created and written by George Lucas (subsequent screenplay additions were added by Lawrence Kasdan, Leigh Brackett, Jonathan Hales, Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching and JJ Abrams), there is no plagiarism here. Instead, what makes this author who now goes by the name David Roman unique is the incorporation of extensive graphic art of his own creation that carefully describes each character with handsomely drawn photorealistic people offering their height and weight and age and planet of origin, costumes, the machines mentioned, the robotic creatures encountered, the troops involved in the story, the imagined creatures, brilliantly drawn scenes that illustrate the action, the visualization of the fantasy places described in the story including the space scenes and the complex destination places.

Roman’s writing is concise and completely immersed in this fantasy world: he plans six novels in this series. Yes, the use of bizarre names can throw the reader for a loop until the story is underway, but then with the mind wrapped around the very, very visual imagery both from his pen and from his drawing such trivialities become unimportant distractions.

Does his story resemble Star Wars? Yes, but name a space fantasy story that does harken back to George Lucas’ innovative venture. Roman writes well AND he provides the graphic novel element to this his first novel: it seems he has begun a successful journey for lovers of sci-fi fantasy. Grady Harp, November 13
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Different Perspective July 4, 2011
In a nutshell, if a book borrows so heavily from Star Wars you think you might need to contact LucasFilm about possible copyright infringement sounds good, then this book is for you.

I know the old saw "There's nothing new under the sun", but come on people, a little effort at originality isn't expecting too much, is it?

I started Eternal Horizon with high hopes.
Our protagonist, Vincent Saturn, is an FBI agent at the scene of what seems to be a UFO crash. His curiosity outstrips his order not to investigate, the military is on the way, and he boards the downed vessel.
Next thing you know, Vincent sees a figure inside, obviously in distress and BAM, out goes Vincent, the last thing he sees is white lights.
He wakes up literally in another world...where the horrible EMPIRE is waging war against REBELS. No one knows what a "human" is or where a planet called Earth is, so he's sort of stuck. He falls in with the REBELS, who also have a Senator who is a think the comparisons stop here?
I thought when I got to the introduction of Princess GAIA (Leia anyone?), the parallels would end. But no. Vincent is participating in a Rebel incursion, aboard a spaceship, where their leader is being held, and gets into a battle. He witnesses the bad guy hold out his hand and a weapon files out of the hands of the wielder into the bad guy's hand. What's that I smell? Do you smell the Force? I sure do.
So then we have Sage Warriors who mostly have to learn their Force-like skills, except for Vincent who was given his when he tried to aid the person in the downed vessel on Earth. Wait. Where have I see that before? Isn't this like when Obi Wan says if he's stricken down he'll be even more powerful than Vader can possibly imagine? Hey!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, evening, read July 6, 2012
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Well, yes ... it does seem to borrow a plot from Star Wars - the similarities are such that it cannot be denied. But, nonetheless, I LIKED IT, enjoyed the story, the characters, and geez ... even the plot. Corny I know, but it is what it is. Thanks David. How about a sequel???????
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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How do you know you are reading a great book? When after the first page you realize that you are basically reading the Star Wars Saga, but don't care. How do you know you are reading a fascinating book? When the book you are reading has an amazing number of misused words and grammar issues and you really don't care. Truthfully, the only reason I didn't give this book five stars was because of the word/grammar problems. Yes it leans heavily on pretty much the plots of all Star Wars films, but the characters are just different enough to ease that issue and the story telling is riveting.
I have lost count of how many books I have read (and written once or twice lol) that have "Earth man/woman" transported to far away world/time/place where they have mysterious powers and must help save the day. However, just because it has been done, doesn't mean it can't be done well again. This Saga of the Warrior Sages and the battles they must endure is excellently done and the grand Epic (In every sense of the word) battle of Good VS Evil will make you stand up and cheer. If you love Sci-Fi. If you love Star Wars. If you love classic Action/Adventure read this book. You will not regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Can I Add A Hardcover To My Library? October 25, 2012
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This is a great first novel! I was enthralled in the story and couldnt put it down. Vincent Saturn is my new Han Solo. RIVETING!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy read that kept me from putting it down. Looking ahead at a chance to follow Vincent's further adventures.
Published 28 days ago by Bill
4.0 out of 5 stars The story in this book is wonderful. Lot's of action and very...
The story in this book is wonderful. Lot's of action and very plausible plot, and an engaging read. I gave it only four stars, though, because the author should have the book... Read more
Published 9 months ago by LisaVBr
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Gave up after 25 pages.
Published 10 months ago by Gandalara
5.0 out of 5 stars review of eternal horizon
I thought it was a very good book. story line was excellent and I hope that additional volumes with the continuing story line come out soon.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Origin of Vincent Saturn
Written as the first of a series, this is a pretty good book. There are definately similarities to Star Wars, but, there are enough differences to make the story very good. Read more
Published 12 months ago by D Griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomeeeeee
This book is really interesting . I like it ;) . Looking forward to see the next ones and is a different adventure
Published 17 months ago by Arvin MJ
3.0 out of 5 stars Good space opera
If you're a fan of Star Wars, this book gives a new spin to familiar story lines. The main character is a little flat at first but develops nicely within this first book of the... Read more
Published on May 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars fun read
very enjoyable fun read, lots of action. if I were Vincent I would want to go home either. the end
Published on May 11, 2013 by Paul
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Well, I must say this was an enjoyable diversion. From start to finish, non stop action. Well written, nice plot, and interesting characters. Will be waiting for the next book.
Published on October 14, 2012 by Hippy_Lettuce
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomness
Eternal Horizon is a very addictive substance. Probably the fastet book I ever read because I was so into it. Read more
Published on July 31, 2012 by Antoshka
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David "Roman" Shakhramanov is an Armenian-American immigrant from the former Soviet Union. He and his family moved to the United States in the early 90's and settled in Jacksonville, Florida, where he currently resides. The idea of Eternal Horizon began as daydreams of a child, inspired by his love for American sci-fi films and cartoons that were banned in Soviet Russia. David graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Fine Arts. He plans to finish all six of the Eternal Horizon series and then write countless other stories that are in his head.

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Eternal Horizon: A Star Saga part 2?
Sorry for getting back to you so late (I just happened to stumble on this thread), but I am almost complete with the sequel and it should be out sometime this year. I'm currently on the 4th draft for the manuscript, I finished illustrations for all the characters, starships and more than half of... Read More
Jan 19, 2014 by David Shakhramanov |  See all 9 posts
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