This is a pretty good science fiction book that is just getting started. The author brings in so many strange (and possibly, controversial ) concepts that most of the story seems like background for future books. While the action seems to be all in the first chapter, there are a few action scenes that may or may not really happen. You’ll find out what that means when you read the book.
Our main character is Jack Mikel, and he’s one tough dude! Jack is also some ninety years old, but he’s “young for his age” passing himself off at about the age of 24 or so. You need to read the book to figure that one out.
Jack’s companions are normal young adults although Martin doesn’t act like it most of the time. Rachel, Jack’s former Lance Corporal turns out to be much more to Jack than just another soldier. She even has to warn off a Vampire to “keep her fangs out of Jack”! Again, read the book.
The story does touch on some long held beliefs by some people that Earth has been visited by aliens as far back as recorded time. That may or may not be true, but this story still puts good against evil and even throws the Pope in just for the hell of it!
I believe the author is from Australia, so there’s a lot of mixing Australian stuff with United States stuff. I’m not sure that’s all that necessary and it still works most of the time. His idea of a split USA is downright wacky, but I have to say that since I’m a US citizen! Ain’t gonna’ happen!
Overall, I did like the book. It just needs to get more action going which I suppose will happen in the next book. I hope that one comes soon because there are a lot of action packed sci-fi books already out there.