Goodreads: Messenger’s Soliloquy
Author: Michael Herman
Published: 24th February 2018
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Alien Invasion at the Tequila Distillery!
Messenger’s survivalist family flees for their lives when three alien craft suddenly appear in the sky and attack his family’s Organic Tequila Distillery and Ice Caves.
Inside the ice caves, sixteen-year-old Messenger discovers that not only have his parents been expecting and preparing for this, but the invaders are the vanguard of a celestial event that will irrevocably wipe out most life on earth, giving the aliens a clean slate to repopulate the world in their image.
All the aliens have to do is destroy humanity’s ancient protective entity that is buried beneath his family’s farm below the ice caves.
All his family has to do is thwart them.
All he has to do is survive the day.
If you are interested in alien creatures, tequila, mass extinction events, speaking in tongue, evolution theories, survivalist families, agave farms, the Anza Borrego Desert, underground caves, family mysteries, panic rooms, Bob Ted Carol and Alice, first love, avatars, sniper rifles, bats, bat guano, and orchids, then this is the book for you. ” – Goodreads
Review: It differs from the normal sci-fi I read, that wasn’t a bad thing. It was a nice change from the normal. The story is very unique and well told. Plus the pace was extremely on point. The Author did very well for the number of pages with the story he manage to tell. I like how it was told from his point of view, added a nice layer to the story.
Wasn’t exactly your normal family either which was nice to see. The relationships built felt real and was well told again. All of them felt multi-layer and had their own personalities.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Author, does not affect my review.)