The inevitable is coming: technology must evolve alongside magic. The earth wills it. After the Third Holocaust nearly extinguished life on her surface, the earth yearns for renewal and she hungers to guide mankind to its destiny … but they may not be ready. Trained from boyhood to be protectorate of the only known community of survivors, Blaze's world turns upside down whThe inevitable is coming: technology must evolve alongside magic. The earth wills it. After the Third Holocaust nearly extinguished life on her surface, the earth yearns for renewal and she hungers to guide mankind to its destiny … but they may not be ready. Trained from boyhood to be protectorate of the only known community of survivors, Blaze's world turns upside down when he fails to protect the Order from an unexpected and devastating attack. Then, as he discovers his mentor has turned executioner, finds himself accused of treason while traveling to Moon 514, and falls victim to Toka's secret gene splicing experiments, Blaze’s troubles seem boundless as space itself. His life is further thrown into confusion when he learns that his legendary skills in weaponry are useless against the psionic powers of a small alien whose name no one can pronounce – at least, not without two separately functioning vocal chords. And while Evelia, his unquenchable crush, becomes the alien’s unexpected apprentice, Blaze hearkens to the earth’s call to lead mankind’s last few survivors to the destiny she envisions for them: a technologically advanced civilization governed by magic....
|Title||:||Moon 514: Blaze and the White Griffon|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||596 Pages|
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Moon 514: Blaze and the White Griffon Reviews
I finished this book before bed last night, but only just found time to leave a review. First of all, let me say that I love science-fiction and especially any sci-fi that has a dystopian or post-apocalyptic influence. That is what first intrigued me enough to give this book a chance, but it's definitely not the only thing that kept me hooked once I had delved into the story.The main thing that stood out to me about this book is the author's view of a "post apocalyptic world", it's not what you would typically expect when you first see the worlds, and I'm glad that Drew Briney isn't afraid to stand out and offer his own unique twist to the genre, which, I should mention, is executed near flawlessly through the great writing. Instead of using the same archetypes that almost everyone else uses, the author offers readers a unique view of what the future and technology may look like. Most people have this grim, mechanical, almost artificial view of the future - but Drew Briney has a much different perspective that I'm sure will impress even the most critical fans of the genre out there.I feel I should mention that there is a strong fantasy influence, but for me that just added to the allure (I love fantasy, anyway) of the book and I think the author has done a really great job of adding the fantasy influence, without making it overbearing or too over-the-top to the point that it takes away from the sci-fi element of the book.Overall, I would give this book a 9/10. I am very impressed and I will be keeping note of the author's name, but I do think some characters could have benefited from a little more 'background detail'. This is so minor, though, that I absolutely have to give this book 5 stars, as the pros far outweigh the tiny cons of this book. No story is perfect, but "Moon 514: Blaze and the White Griffon" comes pretty close to perfect, in my eyes.
Unforgettable, imaginative, and unbelievably exhilaratingTo state that this was a breath of fresh air to read is, well, an understatement. This is one of those books that provide such a visual and great read that it makes you think “I wish that they made THIS into a movie!”. So many books get made into movies within this genre that are poorly constructed, but this I think would do well in that form. Going through this book while following Blaze's journey was a great read, and trying to figure out the resolution to this story kept me from putting this book down.I started to flip through this book in the morning and read through it through the day. Honestly, I'd recommend it to anyone that likes interesting blends of scifi and fantasy. And I'm glad that I gave this author a chance, as I will certainly be following all of Drew's future books! Loved it!
Wow, this book is well written. It is great at pulling you in and makes it hard to put the book down. It is a very exciting world to experience and the author is good at making that world alive. I highly recommend the adventure this book gives.
Drew Briney pushes the readers imagination to the fullest with this post-apocalyptic novel. Strong character development leads the reader to be engaged by creatures and aliens and a protagonist at his wits end blasted with adventures and battles, while struggling with unrequited feelings. The author holds no reservations when it comes to descriptive details, including bits of the grotesque to the brilliant.Moon 514: Blaze and the White Griffon is a an epic tale with the not commonly combined themes of magic and technology. However, the underlying message here is that the two go hand in hand. This reminds me of the series "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel, which revolves around the theme of how ancient civilizations may have mistaken technology for magic. I'm not much of a sci-fi reader, however I am into magic and fantasy and this unique novel has just the right effects to capture and hold my attention.
Not that my vote should count but ... I won't be the last to give it 5 stars!