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The Complete Bundle of Pearseus & Exciting Destinies: 5 Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels And Over 30 Speculative Fiction Short Stories Kindle Edition
"What I loved about these three books was the author's ability to weave in ancient Greek myths,cultural and historic influences; it felt like ancient Greece, complete with warring city-states, but set on a far-away planet."
"I found myself looking forward to coming home so I could dig into the next story. Each story pulls you in to its unique little universe and takes you on a ride where the tracks are hidden, and you can't see the corners up ahead."
"...the author really pulled out a 'Twilight Zone' type of vibe."
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Loosely based on the 5th BC Persian Wars, Pearseus mixes science fiction with epic fantasy and paranormal elements. From a grieving father who faces his darkest choice between revenge and honoring his vows, to a terrified boy struggling to find his way home, our heroes must overcome politics, murder, and betrayal as they become ever more embroiled in a war against an ancient enemy. A war that threatens to destroy the whole of humanity.
- ASIN : B017TMISLE
- Publication date : November 10, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 16444 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 1673 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,950,031 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In "The Power of Six," Nicholas C. Rossis plants his feet firmly in the age-old science fiction question: “How real is reality, really?” Each short story in the collection focuses on a different scenario where things might not be exactly what they seem, carrying a reader through ages past, futures bright, time travel paradoxes, and into dark places where death lies around every corner. Entertaining, thought-provoking, and never exactly what it seemed, "The Power of Six" was highlighted by Mr. Rossis’ writing style: clear, uncluttered with unerring pacing and the innate ability to build a plot to the perfect climax. Needless to say, I will definitely be reading more of Mr. Rossis’ work and encourage others to do so as well.
Definitely will be picking up the books in this collection myself. Hope you do as well.
A great introduction to Pearseus Rise of the Prince
The Schism starts with the space ship UES Pearseus with a lot of celebrities on board. Under the influence of the voices in his head, First Mate Croix could not concentrate and disaster strikes which throws the space ship through space...and time. The ship falls apart and a lot of the people on board being killed. Some were lucky escaping with pods and crash landing on another close-by planet. First Mate Croix still under influence of the voices in his head, now has the ambition to become a Dictator. The Schism is a great introduction to Pearseus Rise of the Prince.
(2) May 8, 2014 My review of The Power of Six:
I highly recommend this set of six stories.
I love all 6 of this short Science Fiction Stories, by the bestselling author of "Pearseus Rise of the Prince", and "The Schism" - Nicholas C. Rossis. My favorite story here is "A Fresh Start" - love is more important than gems- I also had a good chuckle at a certain part in this story, in my Minds' Eye popped up a very funny picture- of the late Johann Sebastiaan Bach- that suddenly comes to life, lifts his eyebrow - then smirks, while huffing and puffing lifts his piano then wields it as if it's a sword...
(3) August 19, 2014 my review of Pearseus, Rise of the Prince:
It moved me to tears! Almost from the beginning, it amazed me. The cruelty of Styx moved me to tears, as did the subsequent feelings of suspense, relief and shock as the story unfolded and the ending drew closer. This is a highly recommended book, that I couldn't put down. I'm now looking forward to the next book in the series.
?(4) July 2, 2015 My review of
Shoot the Devil in Issue #1 Nonlocal Science Fiction:
My favorite from the 10 short stores in Issue #1 of this Nonlocal Science Fiction, is Shoot the Devil by author Nicholas C. Rossis. I could felt the protagonist glee when he traveled back in time to kill a scum-bag. I would recommend that you buy all of the issues printed by Nonlocal Science Fiction! *Contemplating* Hmm, if I could travel back in time what would be the one thing that I would do that could change history forever...well with the horrific events in current South Africa, I would have kicked a certain politician till kingdom come, before he could be elected and in doing so it would have prevented that he would spend R246 million of the tax-payers money for his own financial gain...
(5) July 3, 2015 My review of Infinite Waters:
Lucid dreams become a very scary experience...
My favorite short story is the one with the twins that hated each other so much that they fought each other while having lucid/astral projection dreams...
In this dreams their thoughts about each other guided the outcome of this very scary experience. I would recommend this book to science fiction lovers & those who enjoy reading supernatural stories.
* I received an ARC copy of this book for reviewing purposes*
This collection took me back to gentler times, and reminded me of Roald Dahl's 'Tales Of The Unexpected', and 'The Twilight Zone.' A clever mix of unrelated short stories that avoid horror, gore, or nastiness, but manage to entertain with good writing instead. Each tale has a twist, and though some might be more obvious than others, you will definitely want to move on to the next one, to see what lies ahead.
Rossis doesn't bother too much with excessive characterisation or descriptions, and locations are generic, almost left to the reader to imagine. This works well in a series of short stories, as any elaboration would increase the length, and bog down the reader with too much detail. The title story is delivered between chapters, in tantalising snippets, and brought to a satisfying conclusion at the end.
On the Kindle edition I read, there was even a bonus story from one of his other books, 'The Power Of Six', illustrating his skill with science fiction too. An easy and enjoyable read, harping back to the days when such collections were more commonplace.
The Pearseus series is just fantastic. It's a bizarre and excellent mix of sci-fi and fantasy, and the set-up to the world is so fun -- humans crash land on an alien planet and have to survive, but they gradually forget how to use their technology so you end up with medieval warfare mixed with occasional shots from a plasma rifle. It's got epic battles, gripping characters, political intrigue, a mad queen, mysterious natives with mystical powers -- and that all mixes together to make a truly delightful read.
I've only read a couple of the short stories included in this bundle, but all were thrilling and highly entertaining. Cannot recommend this author enough!