Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Archons Rise; Brian Sieteski


Title: The Archons Rise
Series: Humanity's Gauntlet #1
Author: Brian A. Sieteski
Genre: Science Fiction
Publication Date: June 16th, 2020

Humanity is under siege, simultaneous attacks of unknown origin against government leaders around the world have shaken society to its core. Foundations such as democracy, rule of law, and long-held alliances will be tested in this stark new reality. This story follows America on its path to take on this never-before-seen global calamity. Beginning with deciding how to rapidly address the vacuum of power to be ready to take action and also bring the culprits responsible for the heinous attacks to justice. The task may be insurmountable as the responsible party possesses unheard of technology, implying the events are otherworldly.



 *A Thank you to the Author for allowing me to read this. This is my honest and unbiased review*


Hello Fellow Readers. 

This book reads very much like a political mystery/thriller, building up while dropping little sprinkles of science fiction as clues. It isn't until the end do we really see the science fiction come out and play. The plot is a very ambitious one, but something tells me that Sieteski is up to the challenge and I can't wait to see what he has to deliever. Like most first books in the Sci-Fi genre, there is a bit of set up, so the first couple of chapters were a little hard to read because of all the information thrown at you. The information is much needed and the story does, however, pick up very quickly after that. 

I did have some trouble keeping track of all the characters that are introduced so the small glossary at the end really helped out, but in future books I do hope they keep characters to a minimum. I really enjoyed the main character Dante, and I loved his dog, Aristotle (whom I hope we eventually will see more of and NOTHING BETTER HAPPEN TO HIM!). Hopefully, Dante stays the main character in all the books since he's just so likable, realistic, and level-headed. I can't see myself rooting for anyone else as much as I do Dante and Aristotle. 

Overall, a good start to a series that I can't wait to see what happens.



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