Stars And Scorpions is Book #2 of the epic After Eden series–a dramatic mix of politics, religion, and intrigue set over 75 years in the future. The saga continues in the year 2088. There is a conspiracy in Washington DC—to purge religiosity from the nation by, of all people, the president. Some say it’s his reaction to seeing the Fall of Western Europe to the Supreme Islamic Caliphate decades ago. Others say his motives are far more sinister. But the resistance grows. It all leads to the explosion of World War III–the first global war of the Tek Age, a hell we have never seen before. It is Book #2 in the epic After Eden series.˃˃˃ “Stars and Scorpions” is the second book in the After Eden sci-fi thriller series, but I think a reader could easily enjoy it alone (I didn't read the first book but didn't feel lost).””Part of what makes “Stars and Scorpions” so readable is how easily it seems our own world could flow into it–our modern-day dependence on and obsession with personal machines, the trouble in the Middle East, the increasingly inflammatory debates between the conservative right and the liberal left. The world the author describes is both fascinating and horrifying, amazing technology existing side by side with brutal violence and corruption. (The evil baby and the scorpion creatures even move beyond the realm of sci to horror, at least to me.) While I personally found Father Marcos to be the more compelling, sympathetic character, all of the book is interesting. I think it's important to note it's not exactly a light read–you really need to pay attention to dates, places, and characters–but I would recommend it to those who enjoy political thrillers, futuristic science fiction, and epic sagas.”˃˃˃ Just like in “Thy Kingdom Fall” the characters and setting have a depth that add to the top rate, action based, story telling. This is a fun and well written ride through science fiction landscapes in a story of political intrigue and revolutionary excitement.
“This is such an exciting story that is downright scary. Anyone familiar with current events and a concern for our future will see just how spot on this series is. Power and corruption are the backdrop to this political thriller, the government wants complete control and they can't have religious zealots running around. This series is a great portrayal of what the world would look like if religion was illegal. Are we headed in that direction?”
Tags: dystopian, speculative fiction, science fiction thriller, Jews, Catholics