Friday, April 29, 2016

Evolution's End (Dark Frontier Book 1) by C.J. Daniels Review

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Branded a traitor, and now undercover on Mars for the Earth Alliance, Captain Kate Dante attempts to put the pieces together tying the disappearances of Alliance shipping, with the rash of unexplained deaths and missing persons throughout the system. The Corporate criminals she pursued controlled Mars, and welcomed “Earth’s traitor” into their hornet's nest, but she knew time was short - if they doubted her loyalty, she was as good as dead.

Unbeknownst to Kate, her father and brother have begun their own investigation on Mars looking for connections between the disappearances and Earth corporate giant Striker Industries - an act Kate knows could have deadly consequences. Now, Kate’s hope is to survive long enough to clear her name, complete the mission, and save her brother, as events turn darker then she could have imagined.

No one is more aware of that darkness then Kristin Dante, first officer of Earth’s prototype starship, the Bonaventure. Responding to a distress call, Kristin and her crew face an alien horror which threatens to consume them, body and soul - a malevolence that will soon be on the Alliance’s doorstep.

The Dantes find themselves at the forefront of a life or death battle against an ancient evil from the stars that has perverted the destiny of the human race for a thousand years. But will their years of dysfunctional family history be the end of us all?

You can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.
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About the Author
A fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, C.J. Daniels has three novels, and a short story in the Lost Planets anthology alongside legendary authors including Ray Bradbury, Philip K .Dick, Edgar Allan Poe. Born in Brooklyn, but living in New Hampshire, C.J. is a comic book, video game, and crazed techno nerd, with a passion for the classics, as well as everything Star Trek and Star Wars. Originally a marketing guru and now a double threat - pushing the boundaries in genre literature has always been the excitement of writing fiction.

 With the DarkLight, and first two books of The Coming trilogy already available, Evolution’s End pushes the boundaries even further with the beginning of the Dark Frontier series. Two hundred years from now, the Dante family is helping the Earth Alliance push the boundaries of man’s expansion into the Solar System and beyond? But what happens when the dangers of space push back.

http://www.thecjdaniels.com/

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  Science fiction is flowing fully through this book.  The story had all the best scenarios and plots that most of the same genre include.   While I did not find anything new as far as the standard sci-fi realm of ideas, this book is original and unique.   The characters are as believable as the story and this is a rather large book at 365 pages but the read is smooth and I was able to finish it in one sitting without feeling the need to put it down.

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