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The Calypsis Project [Kindle Edition]

Brittany M. Willows
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“For what we seek is what we fear . . . But with great ambition comes greater sacrifice.”
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Humanity has all but abandoned a dying Earth, ravaged by plague and pollution.

Six decades following the colonization of the planet Anahk, a series of events triggers a
devastating war between the United Nations Planetary Defense and an extraterrestrial
organization known as the Drocain Royal Empire.

NOVEMBER 2438 . . .
Ten years have passed and still the battle rages on. With no signs of a conclusion in sight,
the men and women of the UNPD have been forced into desperation as the human race
moves ever closer to the brink of defeat.

And now, the fate of the entire galaxy may rest on the shoulders of a single alien warrior: the
shamed graduate, Kenon Valinquint—a young Drahkori who enrolls in the Drocain Royal Empire
in the hopes of one day redeeming himself.

Unbeknownst to the young warrior, his decision has set in motion a staggering chain of events
that could very well change the direction of the war, and the known history of the universe, forever.


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About the Author

Brittany M. Willows is an author, digital artist, and avid gamer living in rural Ontario, Canada with her mother and sister. She has been writing and creating fictional worlds for over and decade and is mostly self-taught.

Over the years, Willows has developed three major headworlds and created many smaller ones alongside them. But, so far, only one has made it through to completion, and that one is: The Calypsis Project - the first book in an exciting science fiction trilogy. She first began developing The Calypsis Project as a video game design in June of 2005 under the title "Dragons Fire".

Product Details

  • File Size: 1096 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0993647200
  • Publisher: Brittany M. Willows; 1 edition (December 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HG0B07Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci-Fi Read For Teenage Boys February 1, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book for my foster son who really enjoys military-oriented sci-fi novels. Basically anything that combines supernatural creatures and war. He's fascinated by those kinds of stories. In my house we have a mom/kid book club where I'll read books side by side my kids and we discuss them. I picked this one out for my 14 year old and I'm so happy I did.

The book focuses on two viewpoints- those of 'human soldiers' and 'alien warriors'. There isn't a difinite enemy in this book. There are both good and bad characters, but neither aliens nor humans are necessarily bad. In a way it kind of reminded me of the movie "Avatar"- except with a bit less romantic influence. The main character is an Alien named Kenon- who almost from the very beginning of the story will capture your admiration and keep it. He's a really unique character in the fact that he's NOT a human soldier in the war between aliens and humans- but rather an alien. So many sci-fi books that are written based on wars between two creatures tend to pick humans as the main characters and also the 'good guys'. This book didn't do that. It puts you in a place where you can empethize with both creatures. But both my son and I, right from the start, had a liking for Kenon.

Kenon is a character that brings forth a lot of the heroic aspects of what you expect from an action novel. He's strong-willed, courageous, brave, and independantly minded (which, lets face it, during war not many soldiers are thinking with their own ideas). The book creates a storyline where Kenon has to befriend the enemy (humans). I really love stories with this 'different species uniting' concept as a basis. Whenever I read books like that with my kids it opens up the discussion of racism and prejudices.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read December 24, 2013
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This was a great sci-fi read and I really liked it from word one.

If you liked Ender’s Game, I think you’ll like this book too. Although the characters and plot was different, the writing style drew me in the same way as Ender’s Game did.

Earth has been traumatized and all but abandoned. The human race is clinging by a thread to exist.

Now the fate of all- an entire universe- rests on the shoulders of one young warrior who has the hope of finally redeeming himself -if he can pull this off. I won’t give you any spoilers but there is a lot at stake and also if he does pull this off there is the magnitude of possible consequences.

What I liked about this book was the characters and the smoothness of reading. The author really did a good job with the character development. I didn’t get confused as the story progressed instead I felt like I was right there alongside KenonValinquin and the other characters as the story unfolded.

I hope to see additional books by this author as I would definitely buy them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What sci-fi supposed to be February 12, 2014
By Obi Wan
Format:Kindle Edition
While I am a huge fan of science fiction, I am not always one to hand out five-star reviews. In this case however the author did an excellent job of painting a brilliant visual with words. I could really see what she was riding as if I was watching it on TV or movie screen. Lots of action, strong characters, and differing viewpoints. It left me feeling like there's more of the story to tell. Possibly the author will surprise us with another book in the series. I would recommend for everyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sci-fi novel February 6, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
What most impressed me about this book was Willows attention to detail, allowing me to see the book clearly in my head while reading.
The Calypsis Project is a sci-fi novel set in the distant future during a war. The story is told from two view points, that of the aliens and that of the humans, giving the reader a chance to empathize with both sides of the war instead of just one. Although there are many characters in this book, you understand and relate to Kenon the most through the story, an alien who was shamed on his home planet and is looking to redeem himself. My favorite character was Alana, as I like books that have strong heroines.
This book is titled as the first, so I assume there will be more to come, and I'm excited to continue the story. Some scenes in this book were graphic, as the book does follow soldiers into battle, but not so much that it is disturbing; rather, Willows shows us that war is harsh, and finding a way to end a war is always preferred. An entertaining read with lots of action.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Entertain Read!!! January 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The Calypsis Project is an absolute read for readers with an insatiable passion for science fiction. It has a fast-paced narrative that would definitely keep you excited to the end. Imaginative and creative in equal measure, Brittany’s writing style really shines throughout this sci-fi piece. The growing cast of characters is also drawn exceptionally well and overall it just feels like such a nice read.

I also write a sci-fi book, but nothing like this. Mine is more about romantic – scifi kinda thing. But this one is a real futuristic entertainment. ‘The Calypsis Project’ is more about action than drama. It had me turning pages at warp speed and holding my breath wondering what was coming next. I sometimes paused a bit in the middle of the reading just to picture the scenes as if I was watching it in the big screen. Well, it would be perfect watching this in a movie theatre.
I consider myself lucky to be selected to read and review this book. I really am hoping there will be the sequel for this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars For lovers of military science-fiction
If you like military science fiction with battles, spacecrafts, and strange planets, you should like this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Miri
5.0 out of 5 stars 'The Calypsis Project' is a great novel, a must read for all the...
'The Calypsis Project' is a great novel, a must read for all the sci-fi fans out there. It's full of action, has some great characters, the world is so perfectly described that you... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jolanta Daab
1.0 out of 5 stars One of my poorer selections
Not an interesting read. Seemed to try to use all the elements the author heard should be in good SF, but could not bring it together and got lost in the detail. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Arthur G. Mullins
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Sci-fi!
I'm not really a fan of science fictions, but this book hooked me up from the beginning. The writing is really good. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roy Anamitra
5.0 out of 5 stars Great attention to detail!
As soon as I bought THE CALYPSIS PROJECT, I couldn't put it down.
I have one word for the first book of what will be author Brittany Willows, trilogy—AMAZING! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kathleen P. Rowland
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK
Fairly good characters that are intriguing and fun to follow. Overall the book was good but the hanging ending is not satisfying at all. Events are choppy and not well explained. Read more
Published 3 months ago by KSRTEXAS
3.0 out of 5 stars Good relaxing read
I enjoyed this book. It was a good read and would like to see the continuation of the series.
Not an earth-shattering story but good. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Richard W
5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner!
The Calypsis Project is an action-packed debut novel! If you like military sci-fi this is a must read. Read more
Published 3 months ago by K Seton
4.0 out of 5 stars A significant read!
I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. I didn't expect to like the alien characters, but I did. I didn't expect to be drawn into the story, but I was. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mary Catherine Filion
4.0 out of 5 stars Sure to Delight Old-School Sci-fi Fans
I'm an old-school sci-fi gal...I grew up reading Asmov and other authors who really created this category. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Laine Cunningham
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Brittany M. Willows is an author, gamer, and freelance digital artist living in rural Ontario, Canada, where she currently resides with her mother, two cats and a dog. She has been creating fictional worlds for over a decade and has a passion for science fiction, but dabbles in other genres such as fantasy and steampunk.

The Calypsis Project is her debut novel, and the first in a series of the same name.

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