“I rarely dive into science fiction but I saw the author’s quirky tweets and checked out his biography and had a hunch this might be good.
But I must say I am still surprised how much I enjoyed this book. While I’m not an Avenger’s fan, I did watch a lot of the old classics and love Star Trek and Star Wars.
Robins puts a lot of in-jokes and humour into his writing, which makes it likeable even for lesser fans of the genre. The plot revolves around two species of Aliens taking an interest in Earth, which itself is going through a lot of power struggles, a dictator and a resistance group. Again, I was pleasantly surprised at the author’s originality in creating a world only 30 odd years from today, with clear references to current nations and yet not falling into cliquee or predictability.
The characters are a bunch of heroes and anti-heroes, often foul-mouthed and outspoken. The novel is funny, imaginative and has a lot of dramatic tension to make for some compelling reading. I devoured it almost in one sitting and prayed I’d be able to finish it and find out how it would end before I had to do something else.
This was very enjoyable and something I’m sure many people will have great fun reading.
Check it out.”
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The Akakies, a peaceful, technologically advanced alien species known as “the galaxy’s pranksters,” are under attack by the Xortaags, a vicious military race bent on conquering the universe. The Xortaags are deadly, but Tarq, the Akakies’ chief strategist and legendary shadow master, has a plan.
Meanwhile on Earth, Jim, a wise-cracking, movie-quoting, OCD-suffering fighter pilot, is about to propose to his girlfriend Liz when his childhood friend Kurt shows up at his house, injured and covered in blood. Kurt is a freedom fighter/super- assassin hunted by a brutal military dictatorship’s security forces. Soon after, Jim, Liz and Kurt’s lives are set to crash with a galactic war that threatens the very existence of the human race.
Can our heroes save humanity from the wrath of an overwhelming enemy?
The Crimson Deathbringer seamlessly blends breathtaking action sequences with mischievous humor. If you are a science fiction/space opera fan, this book, with its memorable characters, formidable antagonist and Game of Thrones style shocking moments, is written especially for you.