I always felt that sci-fi was just too far out for me and I couldn't wrap my mind around entire worlds that look nothing like this one
ByAnneon May 15, 2017
The Second Life of Mr. Hunt.
I have to start out by saying that I am not a huge sci-fi fan. I always felt that sci-fi was just too far out for me and I couldn't wrap my mind around entire worlds that look nothing like the world I inhabit every day. Well, this book changed my outlook completely. I'm not going to run out and join sci-fi conventions, but I will say my attitude toward sci-fi novels has changed and this book is the reason why.
The first chapter or two set the scene, explaining how the world got to this point and I read along like a good reader, but wasn't really engaged. It's the backstory to how we got to the current state. Okay, I get why it's there. However, once chapter three rolled around, I was full-in. Strong character development? Check. Riveting plot? Check. Well-paced storytelling. Triple-check. I was hooked!
I don't want to give away any secrets, but not all is as it seems and you'll have to read the book to figure out who is good, who is bad, and what is really going on. It's fast-paced and action packed. The best part is that you don't need a spreadsheet to keep up with the list of characters as in other novels. This is what storytelling is about. An engaging story with just enough in each chapter to pull you through to the next. It's an excellent first novel and I cannot wait to read the next installment to see what happens.
From the Author
I have an hour ride to and from work, so perfect time for me to ponder the burial question. During that pondering my brain took a giant turn and this 'what if' sci-fi story started to emerge. To make my drive time more bearable, I added on to the story each day for a long time. Eventually I told my wife the story and she said to write it down. I had a bucket list item to write a book so I started writing some notes, then an outline and eventually started to write the book which turned into "Second Life of Mr. Hunt - Book 1: Resurrection".
It was supposed to be only one book but as I wrote it, new ideas formed and I decided to make it a series. I have already started book 2 and look forward to it and the future ones.