The most striking and intriguing part of this story for me was the unique fusion of science and Buddha principle. I found it very engaging and enjoyed how the science and buddha principles were consistent throughout the story. It was a unique point in a futuristic story such as this being that some civilizations in the future came not just to reconcile science with religion but also to make them complement each other.
Amazing storyline! The storyline was unique and easily engaging after I read the story’s introduction, I became increasingly interested in the story. Although I feel the prologue and introduction need to be tightened up more, They achieved its purpose of capturing my attention and building interest in the story.
The conversation style was fluid and very easy to follow. I liked the simple prose of the story; it made the story very easy to read, such that I understood the thoughts and actions of the characters. Although the discussions included the scientific details involved such as quantum fields, vector, scalar, and even vibrational frequency which may be hard for non-science-inclined readers to follow, the overall narrative helped readers to easily grasp what it is about.
K. D. Montoya
Interesting Characters! The story was packed with distinct and well-fleshed-out characters. Each character felt distinct from the others. This is something I find most authors struggle with. For instance, Kelv’s calmness radiates and fits his character. Also, Zosimos is superior but then still has some weaknesses which he built on throughout the story. The characters were vivid and relatable.
My next novel, The Dot, will be released on February 14, 2023. Below is the Blurb. Final editing steps are underway and I should have the book cover art finished by January 10, 2023. Here is the book blurb.
Two sons on two planets discover themselves and their fathers’ legacies while confronting a planetary existential crisis of famine, radiation poisoning, and the collapse of society.
Eight generations after the Cyborgs sought to eradicate anger with their DNA-altering serum, the planet Ziran and its colony face extinction. The inhabitants are dying, their bodies and life-sustaining crops stricken by radiation poisoning. In a desperate grasp for survival, they turn to an ancient ritual, creating a child who is more god than human.
The future of the settlement now lies in the hands of Zosimos, who matures at an inhuman rate and displays exceptional mental abilities. But when he’s exposed to a plant that reverses the side effects of the Cyborg’s serum, Zosimos experiences anger for the first time and realizes his power far exceeds those around him. Zosimos succumbs to a murderous rage that leads him to enforce a tyrannical rule upon the people of Ziran.
The planet’s salvation resides in the hands of a girl named Vallena, and a sage, Kelv, who has sworn himself to a violence-free existence. Kelv’s DNA may hold the key to curing the radiation poisoning, and with Vallena’s discovery of a cure for Zosimos’s rage comes a seed of hope. Will Kelv’s lessons, Zosimos’s new morality, and the secret hidden by Zosimos’s father be enough to alter the dark forecast for Ziran’s people? Or will a force they never bargained for mean the end of everything they created on their peaceful planet?
Months now with no shining and glimmering words from you. Oh, how I miss the sounds of your laugh and hearing the song that recites in your thoughts. When you conveyed those happy moments, the days were in harmony. Music filled each passing moment.
Where did you go? Into the deepest cavern and the darkest corridor? Perhaps the emotions have pulled you down through the layers of deception and there you sit. Immersed in suspicion and righteous indignation. Feeling wronged and taken advantage of. Vengeful and certain to never be wronged again.
This isn’t the time for a reckoning. You’re not a victim laying helpless under this crushing weight. I suspect it is me you blame. When you turn your eyes away from your toes, you see me pushing the load onto you. Look closer and you’ll see it is me laying underneath you. Crushed here as well.
Trust has left me. Desire and inspiration as well. Once there was no doubt of our ability to fly above the clouds. The comfort of a powerful, inseparable bond consumed the darkness with fires of passion. With those interlaced fingers, we went hand in hand in all directions. Smiles in our eyes.
When I am without the sound of your joy, I see only the end ahead of me. Without the sparkle from you, I hear no happiness. The feeling of days dragging on with directionless ponderings, like a star falling through space. A flash of light and then nothing more.
One further burst of energy. Emotion is an indicator, and feeling like a victim, vengeful and indignant, indicates you are out of alignment. Look at it and feel it. Use it to lift yourself up and out from under its weight. With one thought. Turn around now and travel in the other direction.
Never again miss the sound of joy in that voice of yours. Sing, hum, whistle, and bring back the shining glimmering words from you. This is a reckoning worthy of your time.