Book Review: Knocking On Heaven’s Door: A Novel By Sharman Apt Russell
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Knocking On Heaven’s Door: A Novel
Hardcover | Kindle
By Sharman Apt Russell
Yucca Publishing | Skyhorse Publishing
Release date: January 12, 2016

If there is something that has been done to death more than zombies and vampires, it would certainly have to be post-apocalyptic stories/themes/films/what-have-you. Truth be told, I’m a bit tired of it. Most of the time it’s just a rehash of the same old concept: mankind brings itself to the edge of extinction and must find a way out of it. Oddly enough, that is part of the premise of Knocking On Heaven’s Door: A Novel. But the key word there is “part.” There’s a spin on this story that is unlike the others I have read. I liked it enough that I read it all in one sitting, an unusual feat since I normally read several books at any given time. Standing out from the average novel, I feel obliged to share my thoughts about it.

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Book Review: The Last Exodus (Earthborn Trilogy Book 1) By Paul Tassi
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The Last Exodus
The Earthborn Trilogy Book 1
Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Paul Tassi
Talos Press | Skyhorse Publishing
Release date: September 8, 2015

Humanity is on the brink of extinction and the Earth is quickly dying in The Last Exodus, the first installment of Paul Tassi‘s post-apocalyptic science fiction series The Earthborn Trilogy.

Once a fertile planet, the Earth is now a barren wasteland with most life wiped out after an alien invasion by beings from the planet Xala. Unfortunately for everyone and everything involved, neither Earthlings nor Xalans were victorious. The Xalans, assuming that Earth was a primitive planet because it had yet to make contact with extraterrestrials, underestimated their prey’s ability to destroy when threatened. In order to fight the Xalans, humans had to pull out the heavy artillery “” weapons that could decimate their attackers, which also, consequentially, killed the Earth, too.

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