Debut author, M. K. Schultz, introduces us to his first science fiction novel, Kassius Kanex:
Kassius Kanex loves his home and family but hates his job and wants to quit. A chance meeting with strange men looking for directions inspires a change in Kass. He is led down a new path that not only rescues him from his perceived career imprisonment, but also leads to the fulfillment of his destiny.
When his family becomes endangered by his new life, Kass’s full identity is revealed. His truth previously existed dormant inside of him, but Kass is now awakened. Following a visit to three doors of mystery, his true essence is discovered and a choice is made.
Danger and suspense build as more truths come to light, and Kass wonders if things will turn out better or worse. He still hides one secret, though, and its admission will change everything.
I enjoyed this story of how a man’s life changes in mysterious ways, due to his acceptance of external demands. Watching him muddle through his life, wanting nothing more than to be able to provide for his family that he loves so much, the tension builds ever so slowly.
The author (no relation to me) is quite good at allowing the plot to create the pressure of waiting for the other shoe to drop. The characters vary in depth, but they all bring something to the table. The scene-setting is good and contributes to the story as it should. Dialogue is very ordinary and that is part of the genius of the writing, it lulls you into a false sense of security before springing a surprise. I am not going to divulge anymore, because I refuse to reveal spoilers.
I enjoyed it a lot. This first novel from Mr. Schultz is impressive in a quiet way. I award a score of 4.5 stars; the score would have been much higher except for a large number of spelling errors.
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Tags: adventure, science fiction, paranormal, family life, office work, travel, suspense
Copyright © 2019 Mark L. Schultz except for the author’s introduction
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