Multi-volume, multi-genre, USA Today best-selling author, Tony Bertauski introduces us to “The Annihilation of Foreverland”:
A place where dreams are a nightmare to escape…
The boys woke on a tropical island. Remembering who they are is only the beginning.
It wasn’t exactly a hospital, where they woke up. More like a resort. They were there to heal, they were told. Their bodies were young and able. It was their minds that were broken. They wouldn’t want to know their past, they were told. But, with time, they would remember. All it required was a trip to an alternate reality where anything was possible. It was a dreamland where they could do anything they imagined.
They called it Foreverland.
One boy, however, will refuse to go. He seems, to the others, quite mad to resist. But his determination will expose the truth. He will remember who he was and how he got there. And, more importantly, why they are there.
It’s not the island they need to escape.
Their head-spinning journey takes them through labyrinths of alternate realities, where nothing is what it seems. They will question their senses and the world around them. There’s a price for making dreams come true.
The island was just the beginning.
The author introduces us to Foreverland in a shocking way.There are many dark shadows hanging over the place and this story. We meet a number of boys that appear to be alone in the world. While they are promised healing, they quickly learn they are prisoners. They are offered unlimited delights and diversions for not asking questions.
Tony has created a fascinating place that could be now. His characters are for the most part believable and understandable. Some of the action is a little cloudy, and Sid's character seems rather underdeveloped considering the fairly central role he plays throughout the story. Reed’s story is the other that could have received more exposure. I sense there could have been an early conflict between Reed and Sid, before Danny arrives.
I do not want to give away any more about the story. It was a great read, it drew me in completely and was very hard to put down. I enjoyed “The Annihilation of FOREVERLAND” immensely.
This story is rated 4.5 stars out of 5! Great reading pleasure!
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Multi-volume author, John Ashey introduces us to the first in the Xavier Scrolls series, "The Scrolls of Xavier":
In the year 2067, a new world is discovered amidst the dark expanses of the cosmos. Harvesting the resources of this vast new planet, known as Xavier997, may be the only hope a post-apocalyptic earth has for survival. Upon arriving, however, the explorers of this promising new world discover they are not the only ones interested in Xavier’s rich resources, forcing mankind to fight for the new home they need so desperately, as well as defend the one they already have.
Welcome to the breathtakingly beautiful, yet horribly dangerous realm of Xavier, wherein lies treasures, resources, and secrets to both raise mankind from the ashes, or bring them to their knees…
I really enjoyed this book; it was quite hard to put down. There was very little for me to find wrong with The Scrolls of Xavier, book 1. The plot was interesting, the action was well paced and drawn out. Character development and interactions were very compatible to the story. Captain Michael Dawn was an excellent leader and proved to be a good reflection of military life; his personal angst and fatigue served to enhance the story rather than detract from it. His romantic growth was handled quite well also.
I rate this book 4.7 out of 5.0 stars. A great romp in alien mud and blood!
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