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Rebels of Theta: Book One of The Gods of Arth Trilogy Paperback – December 5, 2011
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About the Author
Vickie Adair currently lives in San Marcos, Texas with the smartest dog on the planet. She received her Master of Arts degree from SFASU and was a technical writer and university writing instructor for decades until she "retired" at sixty to start publishing all those manuscripts of fiction and poetry that she had been writing and hiding in a drawer. Her first published book was an illustrated children's book, Once Upon A Tooth...a Fairy's Tale, and her second was a book of poetry, Sonnet of a Housewife, and other poems. Rebels of Theta, the first novel in the Gods of Arth trilogy, is her first science fiction novel to be published.
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- Fast-paced story. For such wide and intricate story, it is amazing that you never feel bored or lagging. Adair's mastery of the written words allows you to effortlessly float from page to page with fast-paced action and never-ending suspense. This is, by far, the easiest novel you'll ever have to read.
- Very likeable characters. Primary and secondary characters in the story are very well described and developed ... and not surprisingly easy to get attached to. You can immediately see in your mind Old Mathis's kind, wrinkled face or understand the feelings of a conflicted Wer, because they are so well presented. The characters feel three-dimensional and real.
- Wonderful description of a foreign world. The details of the different settings in the book are very vivid and instantly bring a full-blown picture to the mind's eye. You can clearly see the grayish walls of the Seraphs' buildings; you can sense the chill of the mysterious swamp on your skin. And you can almost smell the blood on the ground on the battlefields. The beautiful planet, Theta, the way of life of the Thetans, and the relationship between the Thetans and their invaders are all so explicitly detailed that one often finds it hard to detach himself from the story.
All things considered, Rebels of Theta by Vickie Adair, book one of the Gods of Arth Trilogy, is a mind-blowing (and mind-touching!!) work of art, which will have you holding your breath from the first page to the last. You'll feel a bond with the peaceful Thetans and share in their joy, their suffering, and also their loss. This amazing tale of a handful of men, women, and children overcoming incredible adversity for the right to be treated as people, not savages, is truly heartwarming. And this is why I would strongly recommend this novel to everyone!!
I almost never buy the first of a trilogy without at least the second book in publication, so I was thrilled to discover at the end of this book that it was a stand-alone story. I will certainly buy the next book!