Spirit Raiders #bookreview

  • Title: Spirit Raiders
  • Author: Savio Dawson
  • Print Length: 366
  • Publisher: Savio Dawson
  • Publication Date: May 26, 2016
  • Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Formats:  Kindle, Paperback
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Science Fiction

Although I’ve read novels based on aliens, and I wouldn’t turn down a chance to read books about aliens, it’s not technically my type of thing. I tend to be very picky with the alien genre. Spirit Raiders is about such: alien abductions, the threat to humanity, advanced technology, and first contact…pretty much everything a die-hard science fiction fan would enjoy.

The plot was complex, very slow moving, filled with a lot of technical things I had trouble grasping…mostly because I’m not very technical-inclined. While much of it was science fiction, the reality of some of the technological terms was very well-researched to make the fiction appear realistic. Sometimes, I had to re-read the information to grasp what it was saying…remember, I’m not much of a technical person, so at times, the information didn’t do enough explaining for me. Other times, however, I was overloaded with information and caught myself skimming a tad.

With a little bit more editing, the writing could have become tighter and stronger, earning a higher rating. I like to be shown what’s happening during the scenes, rather than being told. It helps me visualize better, even if I’m reading about things I just don’t understand.

If you’re one that loves aliens and you can understand a bunch of technical mumbo jumbo, then I recommend you taking the time to read this book. Don’t be put off by the slow-moving parts. It took me a few chapters to really get into the story. Once I did and continued reading, I was pleased to find that it ended with a well-built, action-packed climax

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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Savio Dawson

Savio is a resident of Mumbai, India, who grew up on everything sci-fi. Science Fiction has its own charm of unravelling mysteries, boldly going where no man has gone before [yeah I know it is from Star-trek :)] and to seek and find explanations for the unexplained. This is more or less what excites a true sci-fi enthusiast.

Savio is one of the enthusiasts too and he is presenting his own version here. Mystery surrounds us in many ways and it is mammoth in proportion to what we know. No one knows what lies beneath the ocean; no one knows what lies beyond our solar system; no one knows how vast the universe is; no one knows if any other extra-terrestrial form exists, but still the pursuit of knowing the unknown will continue unabated and will continue to excite us. This excitement is what Savio attempts to bring out in his books.

Savio is blessed with a supportive family and has a day job in India. Writing is his passion and he also writes for many blogging sites. When not writing and not working, which, of course, happens a lot of time, Savio likes to while-away and watch sci-fi movies.


Events: Prime Ministers During the Alien Era #bookreview

  • Title: Events: Prime Ministers During the Alien Era
  • Author: Charles E. Murphy
  • Print Length: 119
  • Publication Date: January 15, 2017
  • Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Formats:  Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Science Fiction

Events: Prime Ministers During the Alien Era is a mock history text during the period of Roswell crash landing until the “current” space war. The text focuses on politics and personality conflicts, both fiction and non-fiction.

First, let me start off by saying, with the exception of Star Trek, I’m not big on anything alien—that’s not to say I never read or watch alien-type things because after all, I have written reviews on such topics. That said, I found this mock history text quite amusing. It held a slow but steady pace as a real textbook would go. It’s not long at all (just over a hundred pages), so I finished in less than two hours.

The prose held my interest, however, it read more as a cross between a long narrative and a student history paper. As a textbook would have, it held footnotes, which made me want to go back and read what it referred to in the prose.

At the end of the book, Murphy explains which parts of his prose were fiction and which were nonfiction. This was a good way for us to know how he weaved the truths and fiction into an intriguing read.

There were misspells (not a lot, so I’m not dwelling on the issue. Even the greatest of authors have misprints). The quotation marks weren’t very consistent. Sometimes it had a single quotation mark (which would make sense seeing as it is a British text) and others were doubled.

If you’re wanting to read a fast-paced story about aliens, then this won’t be for you. However, if you like aliens, science fiction, and historical texts, then I recommend this. It’s a fun, light read as to what might happen should we ever have to deal with aliens!

Since Amazon and Goodreads only offer whole stars, I’m bumping this story to 4 stars, though my actual rating is 3.5.

Overall Rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Revelation #BookReview

  • Title: The RevelationThe Revelation by [John, Anil]
  • Author: Anil John
  • File Size: 618KB
  • Print Length: 117
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2016
  • Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01J0050U0
  • Formats:  Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Fiction Thriller

The Revelation is a story of a boy who is fascinated by the mysteries of aliens after seeing the film ET: The Extra-Terrestrial. The curious boy persuades his father on a journey to discover and explore the possibilities of extra-terrestrial existence. The doting father embarks on a journey less traveled and his journey to the unknown, reveals the hidden answers to the most debated and controversial mystery in the history of mankind. The book decodes the mysteries of the extra-terrestrials, their presence and their purposes of visits to Earth and also discusses the next phase of human evolution.

It is short, and only took me a couple of hours to read through. Although it was fast-paced, the character development was weak, and the dialogue flimsy. The descriptions of places, on the other hand, were well thought out. The editing left a lot to be desired and I had to re-read a sentence here and there to grasp what I just read.

This short story has a lot of potential to being a great tale of father-son love, finding your place in the world, and pursuing your curiosities. Readers curious about aliens and adventure, then I’d say give this one a try.

Overall Rate: 3 out of 5 stars


Anil John

Anil John is probably the only Martian who could make it to planet Earth and is still alive.

He invented blogging, eBook Readers and was the coach to Bear Grylls before he made it to the top.

He was enthusiastically greeted by the human species on 3rd June, 1975 and the journeys since then have been nerve wrecking.

‘Very strange species with little minds and little imagination.’ he quipped after he wrote his first eBook.

His dream is to write a dozen critically acclaimed bestsellers; a team of experts are presently attempting to evaluate the possibilities and they believe that this may result in an alien invasion.

Anil John is a passionate story teller with some good stories to share – but not all of them are true, for instance those in this column and in his books.

‘The Revelation’ is his first eBook and his next ‘The Redeemer’ will be released worldwide on 23rd October 2016.

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