Thursday, April 9, 2015

REVIEW OF - THE SECRET INVASION - THE GOD CHRONICLES TRILOGY - BOOK 1 - BY JON D. ZIMMER

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DESCRIPTION:

The mission to save Earth from a self-proclaimed deity from a long ago life is now in doubt.
Dominic Dred has decided to leave the place where life’s journey continues after Earth, and return to his beginnings to become its ruler. He believes he has emerged as a deity.


What ensues is the unknown war for Earth. A war that is hidden from the populations, under the guise of terrorism…a horrific war of treachery, betrayal, and homicide.


The only thing that stands between a subjugated Earth and freedom is a beautiful woman from another dimension where existence continues, and a scientist from Earth.
 

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I was suppose to review this book last month, but March ended up being a no good, very bad month.  I finally got a chance to sit and read it.  Actually I listened to it on my Kindle with the awesome robot text to speech.  I know that sounds silly, but I like the robot.  It allows me to put my own voice to the characters.

Dominic represents the devil in this book.  He is a great bad guy.  He is cunning, a sweet talker, and willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.  Sound like the Devil?  Does to me.  The whole time I was reading this book I was thinking that this is JUST how Satan works.  

Dominic wants to rule everything.  He is convinced he is God, and that the people from his dimension are trying to kill him.  Yet, we realize that the people of Tranquility and Earth are trying to save themselves, and put Dominic back in his place.

This story made me think about how easy it is to convince people to do your bidding.  It's a battle between good and evil, and it's fascinating to read. 

There is a love story to boot in this book.  I think it moved a little too fast, but I liked the characters so it was "okay" for me, and I find my self rooting for their relationship to continue.

This was a great, solid start to a new series.  I am looking forward to reading more from this author, and this series.

Source:  I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Thanks To:  John D. Zimmer for the opportunity to read this book.  It was a wonderful start to a series.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jon D Zimmer Author
pic and bio taken from Synergebooks

Jon Zimmer graduated from Cal State Northridge, California with a degree in business. He started his career in business, ultimately managing several divisions of two large corporations. He was also involved in the start-up of two businesses, one of which he became the owner. 

He took up writing as a hobby, creating several short stories during his business career. It was then that he knew that writing was for him. However, he stayed in business, took an early retirement, and finally began his chosen career as a writer. 

He has always been an avid reader, and a political activist. Zimmer has had three other novels published in the past several years: The Trinity Pact, a political fantasy, The Cozy Place, (Romance/Mystery),and Generations – Birth of an American Aristocracy (Historical Fiction).