Thursday, November 10, 2011

Book Review '7 Scorpions: Rebellion'

'7 Scorpions:Rebellion' is book one of a Science Fiction series written by the talented author, Mike Saxon.
I have wanted to read this book since it first came out, and I was not disappointed once with it.  I was drawn into the war immediately within the first chapter, and I was ready to do my part in the rebellion.  I did not want this book to end and when it did, I was ready for the 2nd book.
The story starts off where the world has been pitted into an unwelcome war by a very evil character named Zodiac.  It looks like the end of the human race as we know it.  Enter the hero, Night Rider.  He has special talents that make him almost invincible to Zodiac's armies.

Night Rider has a magnetic personality which draws other rebels to him.  He begins to develop his own forces to combat this heartless being.

Who is Zodiac and why does he know Night Rider, but Night Rider doesn't remember him?  These are questions you'll have throughout the book.

The one question you'll be asking over and over is what will happen in the final conflict between these two characters.

Mike Saxon does an excellent job at developing his characters.  I related to several right away.  Watch whom you get attached to though.  Remember this is a war and not all characters can survive.

I loved the way the author developed his characters so real, I felt like I actually knew them.  As far as favorites, I bounced from one or the other.  Then he'd introduce another and I'd like that one the most.  Who's my favorite?  Well, it isn't Zodiac.  That's for sure.  He's one scary dude.  I don't know yet about the others because I like so many and there are surprising turns in the personalities of these characters.

Mike Saxton is a writer whose work flows at an even pace, making the reading very enjoyable and drawing the reader in to the story right away.

Written in 3rd person gives us a view into the characters and the war, along with the fears, hopes and stamina of the rebel army.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes excellent writing and drama.  I highly recommend this book to all Science Fiction readers.  This is a book that Sheldon and his geek friends from 'Big Bang Theory' would love, and after reading about Zodiac, they would be discussing this and the rebellion for a long, long time.

How intense is this story?  Just look at the trailer:

Out of 10 stars, I'd give this book 20.  It is refreshing to see a story that is not a copy of our favorite space shows.  It is by far one of the best Science Fiction stories written this year.  I should know.  I too am a geeky Science Fiction lover.  This book will make a phenominal movie, and I predict someday it will be on the big screen.

Thank you, Mike Saxon, for writing one of this year's most amazing stories. 

'7 Scorpions:Rebellion' can be purchased at Amazon for 99cents!  Believe me, once you read it, you'll wonder why it didn't cost more.

You can follow '7 Scorpions' on Twitter and you can "like" on Facebook.  Don't forget to take a look at his website.  Just click on the title above and it will take you there, if you dare to meet Zodiac.

Here is the trailer for the 2nd book, released soon:



William Kendall said...

Terrific review, Donna!

DM said...

Thank you, William.

The Desert Rocks said...

Nice review Donna and both books sound exciting. The second trailer was amazing and I'm glad Mike added an element of hope. Awesome. You're right it sounds like it will be on the big screen!

Barbara said...

I don’t read a lot of Science Fiction but I will be reading this. Excellent review Donna and the second trailer had the on the edge of my seat. Wow!

Roger Lawrence said...

Your review is enough to make me want to look at it which is, I suppose, what all good reviews are meant to achieve.

DM said...

The Desert Rocks, Barbara and Roger, thank you all for your comments. It is an exceptional book, one you don't quickly forget.

Mike said...

Donna, I am definitely beyond flattered by this review. Actually, I'm at a loss for words which you know is not easy with me.

@Barbara: I'm glad you liked the video. I was hoping I did it right. :-)

Beth said...

I've read (and reviewed) Mike's book and look forward to the next one...

Well done, Donna!

DM said...

Mike, what can I say? I'm a sci fi lover, and this just fit what I like to read. However, you are a very talented writer.

Beth, I remember reading your review. I knew I had to get this book. Thank you for your comment.

Mike said...

Well, I just sent everything to the printer for 7 Scorpions: Revolution so hopefully it's in good shape for me to get the print proof.

DM said...

I know I can't wait!

Norma Beishir said...

Good review for a great book!

DM said...

Thank you, Norma, and it is a great book, isn't it?

Mike said...

I'm blushing.

Norma Beishir said...

Awww, Mike--Sith Lords don't blush!