About the Author : Brian Burt writes both short and novel -length speculative fiction. His short story ” The Last Indian War ” won the Writers of the Future Gold Award and was anthologized in Writers of the Future Volume VIII. His debut novel, ” Aquarius Rising : In the Tears of God,” won the 2014 EPIC eBook Award for Science Fiction. Book 2 of the Aquarius Rising trilogy, “Blood Tide,” won the 2016 Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal for Science Fiction.
About the Book : Megalops is an Aquarian, a human-dolphin hybrid who lives in one of the many reef-cities that thrive beneath the waves on an Earth ravaged by climate change. Some of the Humans who cling to the barren lands blame Aquarius for their plight and unleashed the Medusa Plague that entombed Megalops’s wife and daughter in stone. Tormented by that loss, Megalops dedicates everything to avenging his murdered family, no matter what the cost. He unleashes a Vendetta Virus as cruel and lethal as the Medusa Plague, a bio-weapon that transforms living Humans into Aquarian corpses. Ocypode, One of the heroes who stopped the Medusa Plague and his band of Human and Aquarian allies battle desperate odds to prevent Megalops from committing an act of genocide that will escalate into global conflict, dragging the Earth’s other humanoid species into the chaos. War demands sacrifice. If Mother Earth and Mother Ocean wage war against each other, will anyone survive?
My Say : I liked reading this book. From the very beginning, I was convinced that Megalops do the unthinkable. Although I am not a big fan of sci-fi genre because they have a way of focusing too heavily on creating new words and overwhelming the reader with a lot of strange ideas that don’t really belong to the real world. This book is definitely not a standalone book. In order to understand what is going on (the society, hierarchies, what the heck happened in past) you need to read the first book. While the author does explain in the second book, it is not as detailed as the first one. There were a couple of twists in the book. I recommend this book if you really like to read sci-fi and do read the part-1 of this book first then start this one.
for your convenience, I am adding both the links of part 1 and part 2 of the book.
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