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- Print Length: 234 pages
- Publisher: Three Mile Point Publishing (July 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E3F1CV4
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,078,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a science fiction book. It is about the return of the Anunnaki (Those who came from Anu (Ruler of the Sky), my own translation). The characters are fully fleshed, but not so well developed that they get in the way of the storyline. You can always tell true science fiction, because the important events are discoveries, not actions. This is not Star Wars. This is something like a combination of Arthur C. Clarke and Clifford D. Simak writing about the Anunnaki.
If you are a Comma Nazi, do not read this book. If you are the Grammar Police, take a Valium before starting. There are some minor editorial changes I would make, and he badly needs to add commas before having an audio book version done, but it is very readable with no changes whatsoever.
I thought that the story was well done, although I would have liked a little more detail about the physical and cultural aspects of the Anunnaki. This was one of those books which could never deliver enough of the good stuff to the Reader, because the subject matter is endlessly fascinating, to anyone who likes the subject at all. The Author does a credible job of painting the scenario of a 'first contact' with the beings that modified our species, to make us what we are today.
I consider this book to be a worthy addition to your Anunnaki or Sumer related library, along with books by Zecharia Sitchin and Lloyd Pie. I have some small quibbles about the Authors anti-gun stance, and the assumptions he makes about historical actions by the 'gods', but I would enjoy debating him about these subjects. Such an admission probably constitutes a backhanded endorsement of this Author.
The first problem is character development and credibility. Characters in the book seem to do a lot of things that go against the core things you are told about them, without any explanation as to why they would want to do this. Also, the speed at which relationships between characters arises is a bit to fast, even for fiction. Another character flaw is that in this book a major, mind shattering alteration is occurring in all knowledge and functioning on earth, yet this is not reflected in any of the main characters actions. They still seem able to laugh and laze about, essentially, while the entire earth is at a standstill.
Outside of the character problems there is also a lot of repetition. Some great fictitious truths are unveiled in the early stages of the book, and they are so mind blowing that one is inclined to remember them. Yet constantly in almost every chapter these facts and figures are repeated again and again to between characters who have already discussed them at length. It is frankly more than a little patronizing to a reader.
As these revelations are continuously dropped and the characters move around at the drop of a hat, there is not much time to get to know any of the characters or come to terms with any plot points before something new happens. And with the abilities of some of the aliens, especially with healing, a lot of the end of the novel seemed unnecessary and has no real function to move the story on.
The fact that the main character is a UFO 'debunker', and yet he believes everything he is told without any real argument, is one of the hardest things to swallow about this book. And though the very end line is meant in jest, I think, it was a 'palm to face' kind of moment for me.
The action of this book could be developed much more I think and the repetition of facts very easily avoided. I would give this book one star for simple imagination.
I began this book with high hopes and curiosity, I ended it with relief and some irritation. This book would most appeal to younger reader's or some teenagers interested in aliens or conspiracy theories, but the adult themes may be a little inappropriate for those under twelve.
But this book is more than a thrilling science fiction story, it is an exciting adventure story of a large group of people. There is even a little romance.There are even some humorous remarks, such as a part where two characters making love on the beach ponder being watched by aliens, when in actuality they are being watched by a patrol boat.
The only thing I didn't like was the main character. As a man who makes his living debunking UFOs, I expected him to refute and argue more with the archeologist about his startling conclusions. He seems to just listen and only mention mild disagreement privately afterwards.My favorite character is Molly. All of the characters are important to the plot and all have their own moments.
There is a lot of anticipation leading up to the end of the book, which kept me reading on. The ending was very good and rapped up the story nicely, it just seemed a little anti-climatic. I still enjoyed this book tremendously. I hope there will be a sequel to it. This book redefines what being human is and what our purpose was and should be.