The Helix was created to revolutionize the way we communicate. But even the purest of intentions can spawn terrible evil.
This wasn’t what Lithia had in mind when she decided to run away from home. Her ship was not meant to carry a fugitive wanted in two galaxies, or the stowaways running from a war that wasn’t hers. She just wanted to live a quiet, peaceful life alongside her brother. But now she knows too much about The Helix, the secret hidden deep within it, and what it would mean for all humankind if she walked away.
A spectacular flight of the imagination!
By Piaras for Emerald Book Reviews on 5th December 2017
Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader’s pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that will amaze for its clarity, directness and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, The Amaranth Chronicles: Deviant Rising, is such a book.
Authors Alexander Barnes and Christopher Preiman weave an outstanding and noteworthy tale of sci-fi fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The authors paint an exciting and adventurous story in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity. If you’re looking for an action packed, sci-fi fantasy adventure that’s packed to the rafters with courage, bravery and heroism, this book has it all…and more.
The book description gives a sneak preview; ‘The Helix was created to revolutionize the way we communicate. But even the purest of intentions can spawn terrible evil. This wasn’t what Lithia had in mind when she decided to run away from home. Her ship was not meant to carry a fugitive wanted in two galaxies, or the stowaways running from a war that wasn’t hers. She just wanted to live a quiet, peaceful life alongside her brother. But now she knows too much about The Helix, the secret hidden deep within it, and what it would mean for all humankind if she walked away…’
Now, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s my first time reading these authors and I must say I was very impressed.
Captivating and commendable, this work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the authors show exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly spellbinding journey!
It’s one of those books that come along occasionally that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. Although, depending on your situation, this may not be possible as this is a ‘meaty’ read of over 400 pages. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader.
If this volume is anything to go by, I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Alexander Barnes and Christopher Preiman in the future. This has all the hallmarks of making a great series. I would definitely recommend this book and would love to see it adapted for the Silver Screen. I honestly think it would make a fantastic movie or TV series. A well-deserved five stars.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My first love has always been Science-Fiction. Big surprise, right? Bet you didn’t see that one coming. There’s only a handful of Software Engineers in the world that love Star Trek and Star Wars. Sarcasm aside, me and Chris have slowly been assembling the world of “The Amaranth Chronicles” for the better part of the last decade. I’ve been working as a User Experience and Interface Designer in San Francisco California for the last ten years. I’ve seen the way technological innovations have changed the way we live our lives and with Artificial Intelligence just around the corner, I wanted to tell a story not of the emergence of this Earth changing technology but rather a story of when its so ubiquitous it is as if its totally invisible. What would the world be like if there was an invisible omniscient computer algorithm trying to slowly lead the human race in some unknown direction? How would it prune our society to meet its goals and who would be responsible for its decisions?