Book Review of EARTH ESCAPE by author Victoria Ichizli-Bartels
“Gripping, surprising, and a very thoughtful story. A very memorable read.
It is obvious that the author had put all of him into this story. Although the story is fictional, it is extremely close to the current state of events and especially the nature of the conflicts around the world. We see every day how easy it is to be drawn into a narrow-minded thinking. We all want to define everything concretely and once and for all. The ever-surprising life events shake all those beliefs and definitions profoundly and this is very scary. Slipping under the duvet of judging others or other-minded people can be so comfortable. We’ve all been there and probably be drawn into such traps again and again. The clue is to remain open-minded and compassionate, both to ourselves and to others.
And exactly this was the main message I read again and again both between the lines and directly inside “Earth Escape”.
But even the best message would be nothing without strong writing and I definitely can confirm this for this book. The thorough research about the theories of where we all come originally from are cleverly woven together and with author’s imagination, and this makes the story sound very believable. What I also liked very much was the clearly visible intention behind and careful forming of every scene and every element in the book.
I highly recommend reading this book. You might find yourself chuckling at Jim Tale’s language and spicy dialogues and scenes, but you might also discover yourself looking at the world differently during and after reading this story. You might discover that you want to make a positive change in the world.”
“I absolutely loved this book, a sort of mix between red dwarf and star trek. I found the chats between Jim and Prima quite technical but in no way did that detract from my enjoyment of the book. I can’t wait for the sequel”. Ali S. (UK)
EARTH ESCAPE is a philosophical sci-fi thriller – taking the reader not only on a thrill ride and space odyssey, but an exploratory trek to the far ends of the Universe in search of the truth about WHO we we are, WHY we are here and HOW the Universe came about. EARTH ESCAPE challenges all the paradigms – the Big Bang, Divine theory and Evolution. Follow Captain Jim Tale and his Ai companion, CASS, as they endure near-death escapes, encounters with new races of beings, man-eating raptors, and finally, Prima!
by Réal Laplaine
An epic and thrilling space odyssey! A voyage to the stars, takes Jim Tale, the captain of the starship Evolution, on a metaphysical trek to the edge of the universe in search of a new home for humanity and the answers to our existence.
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TWILIGHT VISITOR, the global geopolitical thriller by author Réal Laplaine, has been described as a cult-classic, comparable to the best of Dan Brown and Jack Higgins.
The story surrounds a man experiencing his mid-life crisis, a bio-engineer who is vacationing in his home town, trying to bring balance back to his life, when he is suddenly faced by a strikingly beautiful woman. She informs him that on the other side of the world, China has just invaded Iran for its oil, and that matters will quickly escalate to a nuclear confrontation; and that he and his research team alone hold the answer to preventing the global debacle which will ensue. The man refuses any of this. When she finally reveals her true nature and her mission on Earth, his world spins deeper out of control, and meanwhile, as predicted, Iran fires a nuclear warhead at Beijing in a final and desperate effort to stave-off the crushing attack, and the world is steeped in horror at the ultimate fate facing them.
Twilight Visitor while being entertaining and fast paced, having also been compared to the pace of a Tom Clancy novel, also spotlights critical issues facing us today; the build-up of nuclear arms, the destruction and pollution of our oceans, and the general sense of fear permeating the world through propaganda machinery designed to split humanity into distinct camps. It is a revealing, contemporary book with a powerful message.
Blogcritics.org had this to say about Twilight Visitor
“Laplaine’s plot is a unique web of political suspense intertwined with humanity’s big questions, such as where we came from, and are we alone in the universe. This well written thriller is also thought provoking as Laplaine shows remarkable research skills only surpassed by amazing writing skills. Readers will be on a rollercoaster from the beginning and will remain glued to the pages until the end of this amazing story, which promises a possibility of a sequel. The characters are impeccably developed, which I found genuine as the dialogue and reactions to circumstances were credible without feeling predictable. In all, there is no doubt Réal Laplaine showcased his writing skills in this book.”
In QUANTUM ASSAULT, the 2nd in the Keeno Crime Thriller Novels, Keeno McCole and his team of Canadian crime fighters take on a sex trafficking ring which is injecting young girls with an experimental nano-virus, one designed to change their anatomy, and then selling them off to clients throughout Canada and the United States. When one fourteen year-old girl escapes their net, Keeno and his team declare war against the traffickers, and when the nano-virus breaks-out and threatens a global pandemic, the stakes become fatal as the chase takes them around the world. A crime thriller to the end.
This review in on TWILIGHT VISITOR from Blogger Critic …
Twilight Visitor by Réal Laplaine begins with Mateus Cordozo, who is soul searching to try to figure out his life, while on his vacation at a beach in Afife, Portugal, his native country. On a windy day in early fall, while he is having some drinks on the beach, a beautiful woman approaches his table, and asks Cordozo if she can join him. Their conversation becomes deep and personal, and Cordozo confesses his disappointment with society in general, and shares his belief as a bioengineer, that the world’s crises are a result of political manipulations.
In the meantime, Iran has rejected China’s request to be their exclusive oil customer, which leads China to initiate an invasion of Iran. Political chaos is on the verge of explosion throughout China, Iran, North Korea, and the US. All the while Cordozo continues his conversation with the mysterious woman who calls herself Serena, over a drink in the beautiful coast of Afife. But who is Serena, and why is she interested in Cordozo? I am not going to give away the story, but will say that I could not put it down!
Laplaine’s plot is a unique web of political suspense intertwined with humanity’s big questions, such as where we came from, and are we alone in the universe. This well written thriller is also thought provoking as Laplaine shows remarkable research skills only surpassed by amazing writing skills. Readers will be on a rollercoaster from the beginning and will remain glued to the pages until the end of this amazing story, which promises a possibility of a sequel. The characters are impeccably developed, which I found genuine as the dialogue and reactions to circumstances were credible without feeling predictable. In all, there is no doubt Réal Laplaine showcased his writing skills in this book.
I definitely recommend Twilight Visitor by Réal Laplaine as a five star read to all audiences fond of international political thrillers. It has an awesome, suspenseful plot that can be described as an out of this world political intrigue! (see review HERE)
Every once in a while one of my books becomes available for just $00.99 for the eBook. I don’t know about my publisher in England, but I cringe sometimes when this happens when I think that nearly a year of work on my part is selling for less than a buck. But then again, the popularity of this book and the reader reviews are nice to see – so here it is, today and tomorrow, just now, 9th and 10th of April, you can download Twilight Visitor for just 99 cents from Amazon Kindle. Love to hear what you think of the book.
By the way, Twilight Visitor has everything – war, an alien intervention, cliff hangers, love, high-concept technology and something which has had great appeal – a different version of our historical background as human beings. No spoilers though! Enjoy!
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