Friday, May 11, 2018

REVIEW: Altar of the Ancients: Desperation by Lucian Barnes

Altar of the Ancients: Desperation
Lucian Barnes

It’s the end of all life on earth unless a compromise can be found.

Time is running short and it is left to an aging military commander to bring together the remaining nations of the world to construct an ambitious space platform that can serve as the portal to the stars.

Can people set aside their differences to save themselves, or will the last breath be drawn by those still alive? Will the flame of humanity flicker out as other species have before them?

The United Earth Council is founded in the hope that a common threat will make world leaders work together for a solution, but the lust for power may override the fight for survival. Will the attempts of this newly formed organization achieve their goal?

Or are these efforts a futile act of Desperation?

What an amazing and genius story this was. This author has a royal knack for reeling in his audience with his writing style of blood, gore, horror and humor to keep us entertained.

The characters in this story were awesome. I had made a real connection with these characters. You could actually feel what the characters were feeling at each moment within this story. I laughed, cried, and got grossed out just as if I was right with the characters as each scene unfolded.

The story-line was genius!! The world that was created in this story felt so real that I could picture everything as if I was watching a movie in my head as each scene came to life at the turn of each page. Everything was so unexpected within this story. There was always something new that I never expected to happen until it did. But I wouldn’t have it any other way, because Barnes knows what he is doing when it comes to suspense in his books and keeping us entertained from beginning to end. And the cliffhanger ending has me craving for more of this amazing world built by this incredibly  talented author.

Disclaimer: Due to the graphic scenes in this book, reader discretion is advised.

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