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Thy Kingdom Fall (After Eden Series, Book 1): The Genesis of World War III Kindle Edition
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Thy Kingdom Fall is a novel with hugely interesting concepts that deal with thought-provoking issues. It sets the scene in a Tek Age for the lead up to World War III on September 11, 2125, and although this outcome isn't addressed in Book 1 it is highly hinted at.
The novel almost splits into 2 parts running simultaneously, one dealing with politics and identifies a number of situations, which actually occur in the present day, and what subsequently happens when either no action or incorrect actions are taken. The second introduces the characters who will have an impact on the forthcoming global war.
The President, T. Wilson, is a formidable man, supported by many powerful individuals, who is obsessed with ending religion in order to protect America but he makes a number of enemies when he seeks to implement "Project Purify". The initial introduction of the "Bio Switch" is seen as the answer to a number of problems affecting the population but trouble starts when it becomes compulsory especially with non-pagans, also called Jew-Christians or Faithers (Non-Muslim).
Religion, seen as some as the root of all wars, is being denied to the Jew-Christians. The Jew-Christians is a term used to combine a large number of denominations, including all Jewish factions, Catholics, Protestants, Amish, Mennonites, Calvinists, Lutherans and Baptists etc. With Western Europe falling to the Muslims, the Decline of the Russian Bloc and the Destruction of Palestine Israel, America is ... to hold its own against the CHIN, Chinese-Indian Alliance and the Supreme Islamic Caliphate.Read more ›
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy of this book.
Thy Kingdom Fall is the provocative, debut thriller of author Austin Dragon-a dramatic mix of politics, religion, and intrigue set over 75 years in the future.
Right. Difficult one for me this. Extremely well written with an intriguing premise, and the start of a new series, I believe that this is going to very much be what I call a "marmite" book. It has many positives and equally some negatives for me. As anyone that follows me knows, I dislike being about the downside so lets start with the great aspects of this novel..
Firstly characters..probably the best thing to be said for the book is this author knows how to create a character that you will either adore or loathe...and is pretty clear cut about who you SHOULD be loving or loathing (Kristiana being my favourite incidentally) with very little prevarication. And in the context of the story this works very well.
Secondly, the technical, or more "science fiction" aspects of the book are very well done. Certainly seeming realistic (everyone is connected to "the net" in one way or another!) it speaks to a very possible future..
The story moves along apace (some of the back and forth between time periods can be disconcerting but work fine once you are used to how it goes) and there are some twists and turns along the way to hold your interest.
For me though, the religious tone of the book was vaguely disturbing. SOME portions of the novel felt like one long sermon...on the rather shameless way we live our current lives and the possible consequences.Read more ›
The author gives an interesting take on how the world will be 70 years in the future. He tackles the change in politics, religion, relationships, technology, terrorism and many other issues in society. It is easy to see that this future could very well be possible which gives the book a darker and less fairytale edge. There is plenty of background information so it's easy to picture the futuristic world that Austin Dragon depicts.
This book has the fundamental elements of a political thriller but the added dimension of it being set in the future makes it one of the most unique stories I've read for a while. As is common with this genre, a journalist believes something is awry when no one else does and begins to investigate. They don’t know who to trust or how high the corruption goes. However, at no point during the book did I feel like I had read it before. The writing keeps you on your toes and it quickly became difficult for me to put it down.
I hope the author continues with the ‘After Eden’ series as I look forward to reading more of his work.
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All I can say is WOW. There is just so much information in this book, and it is very different from other books I have read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kay Smillie
The author jumps the timeline around a lot which makes the story hard to follow initially but stick with it, because when it comes together it's well worth the wait!Published on 22 Oct. 2013 by JamieH
From the first, I admit to trepidation about this book. A good premise, but then right at the beginning, the first hints of frankly scary religious undertones. Read morePublished on 1 Sept. 2013 by Greycat
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