Adrian Chamberlin
Crystal Lake Publishing (November 7, 2023)
Reviewed by Carson Buckingham

“… and a child shall lead them.”

I loved this book.

It is a book about battles… on many different fronts.

It is about good versus evil, adults versus children, light versus dark, love versus hate, invading aliens versus defending humans, lies versus truth, the ethics of human experimentation, weaponization of captured alien technology, and the survival of humanity.

There is something in this book for everyone. If you’re looking for a thriller, a suspense novel, a horror novel, a paranormal novel, a sci-fi novel, or a government conspiracy novel, this one book has them all.

The main characters are perfectly developed—I loved the protagonists and their nobility. It gave me hope for humanity and made me proud to be human. And the villain was so deliciously hate-able… but even he… well, I won’t spoil it for you.

The military characters were written military typical, short on humanity and long on brutality, making them somewhat two-dimensional. Nobody is totally one thing or totally another—that’s what makes people interesting. When writing about the military, I think the author might have thrown in a redeeming quality here and there to make them a little more human. As it stands, they were portrayed as too black and white. This is a book about the strength of humanity and the fact that they were not imbued with sympathy toward it at all, I found unrealistic.

That being said, this was wild ride and an un-putdownable read.

Pick up a copy and see for yourself.

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Highly recommended.

About Carson Buckingham

Professionally, Carson Buckingham has made her way in life doing all manner of things, most of which involve arson. She is currently employed as a freelance writer on a work release program. In her spare time, she studies forensics, in hopes of applying her new knowledge to eluding the authorities more effectively the next time. She is originally from Connecticut, but now resides in Kentucky—and Connecticut is glad to be rid of her.