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Pearseus, Rise of the Prince (Book 1 of the Pearseus epic fantasy series) by [Rossis, Nicholas  C.]
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"I really can't think of another series that tied the world of fantasy and scifi together so well since Pern."
- Joseph Long 

"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."
- Catherine Mackay

From the Author

A little-known fact about writing your first book: unless you inform others of your intention well in advance, you might find yourself in an awkward position.  Like, when you present your manuscript to your parents so they can read it.  A couple of months later, when you ask if they have read it, your dad will go, slightly annoyed, "no, I'm re-reading Martin's books right now, so it'll have to wait."

Then, a further couple of months later, he'll call you late at night to say, "great book, son, with some fantastic ideas!  I was totally hooked.  A page-turner; kept me up at night.  You know what this guy did?  He took historical elements from ancient Greece and created a space opera with them."

And you'll say, after a brief pause, "what guy?"

And your dad will say, in a confused voice, "why, whoever wrote this.  There was no name on the manuscript."

Now, what I should have said, of course, is something along the lines of "it's not really a space opera,dad, but a dark epic fantasy with a sci-fi twist, where the heroes face tough moral dilemmas, discovering themselves in the process."

But no-one talks to their dad this way, right?

So all I said, once I managed to stop laughing, was, "I wrote it, dad.  But I'm super glad you liked it even before you knew that."

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  • File Size: 1331 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Publication Date: July 12, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FYRKLPI
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Three hundred years have passed since a spaceship from Earth crash landed on an unexplored planet, and the survivors' descendants consider themselves its undisputed rulers. However, unable to fight their human nature, soon they want to rule over each other as well. The least of their worries are the fur-clad indigenous people who have no means to stake claims over lands. But is the inescapable fate of all humanity their only guide to self-destruction, or are the unseen, whispering enemies that the indigenous fear so much, not a pigment of their imagination after all? But most importantly, are they all as different as they think or are they fractured parts of a whole that has set the wheels in motion to redress an imbalance--an abominable act of crime against the universe?

I have to be honest here: after I read Pearseus: Year 18 - The Schism, the prequel to this book, I was hooked; I just had to read on. However, at the same time, sci-fi/fantasy not being my genre of choice, I had braced myself for an onslaught of names, places and data indispensable to an author who aspires to successful world-building. But this world is not self-serving. "Rise of the Prince" is so much more than a sci-fi book presenting the reader with a different version of life. It's a blending of philosophy of history, existentialism, strategic thinking and great fiction involving living, breathing heroes that become totally relatable. It's a book about life, death, the origins of mankind and the nature of humanity. But all these aspects do not overwhelm the unsuspected reader. They're presented through compelling stories, engaging dialogue and great imagery. Combined with Nicholas Rossis' excellent writing, this book truly stands out!

I was so impressed that I'm heading to get myself a printed copy! I just have to have it in my library!
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With Rise of the Prince, Nicholas C. Rossis does an amazing job of combining a science fiction setting with ancient Greek history to create a Dune-like story, filled with political scheming, mystical creatures, psychopathic murderers, and personal tragedies. The novel proving yet again that self-published works are just as good and just as professional as the traditionally published works.

Here the setting is an alien world . . . Well, it once was an alien world until the starship Pearseus landed there generations ago; its cargo of Earth colonists swarming across the temperate continent, making contact with the primitive, local inhabitants whom they dub the “First.”

War inevitably erupted. A conflict which sees the superior technology of the newcomers helping them overcome the “magic” of the First. The tribes of “Apes” — as some humans insultingly call the original inhabitants — being driven back into the less desirable areas of the planet, while the earth-ers spread out, forming new nations called simply the Capital, the New Capital, and the Democracies of the West.

As this story begins, the arrival of the Pearseus is already ancient history. The once mighty technology of the earth colonist long lost to age and lack of resources. Now, the world has sunk back to an ancient Greco-Roman level, supplemented by a few, surviving pieces of high tech. The three major regions of the world locked in a perpetual state of strife and war.

In the city-state of Anthea, the petty dictator Teo Altman finds himself being ousted from his seat of power. The people of the city tired of his autocratic rule, desperate to return their land to a democratic government.
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A plot exploring one of the most popular themes in science fiction - the 'reboot' of humanity. Can such a book be still original? I had my doubts about that, to be honest. But, well, yes it can. All you need is to have enough interesting twists, to explore diverse characters, and blend it with some ancient Greek mythology, some Nordic mythology, political intrigue and political philosophy. In this book the history starts to be revealed and a potential future unfolds. All these make the book an excellent read, from a new writer, and leaves you expecting more.
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A well-paced, suspenseful page-turner. It will be hard to put this book down long enough to eat and sleep, never mind doing responsible things like going to work and take care of the kids.

Mind you, it gets quite dark. I would say it's too dark for my taste, however still enjoyed so much reading it.
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Pearseus: Rise of the Prince by Nicholas Rossis is the second book of a unique and well-written Epic Fantasy series, with elements of Sci-Fi and Mythology, and just a touch of Horror thrown in the mix.

The plot of the book is both well-paced and completely absorbing, with many exciting twists and turns along the way.
I enjoyed the characters, good and evil alike, who were realistic and believeable. I found the character, Styx, to be particularly genuine and intriguing. In spite of her ruthless and evil ruler ship, she truly believes that her methods are not only necessary, but for the greater good, and therefore, completely justified.

I very much enjoyed Pearseus: Rise of the Prince, and do recommend it to all who love an exceptional Epic Fantasy tale.

Carol Marrs Phipps
Author of Elf Killers and The Heart of the Staff series
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