One of my favorite indie authors, Chris James, blends science fiction and history in this futuristic prelude to a world war. The story works on many levels, from a political/military drama to a wondrous blend of technology that many sci-fi lovers will no doubt enjoy. Onslaught: The Repulse Chronicles, Book One captures the imagination and sets the stakes high in the very first chapter. War is coming to Europe and potentially the rest of the world; the world just doesn’t know it yet.
In this futuristic time period political leaders have more on their minds than the threat of war. When your super artificial intelligence (SAI) machines are telling you there is little chance of invasion, while civilian problems continue to mount, it’s easy to take your eye off the ball. Fortunately for the Prime Minister she has General Sir Terry Tidbury, an older military man with little trust in the SAI’s predictions. Will his instinct help save Europe in time, or is it already too late?
This is one of the finest political thrillers I’ve read in a long time. James sets the story in a not too distant future, which also places this book in the science fiction genre. It’s a smart story, told with a finesse that is likely to leave you wanting more. The good news is Book Two, Invasion is due out later this year.
- File Size: 5374 KB
- Print Length: 340 pages
- Publisher: Chris James (September 16, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 16, 2017