Monday, March 16, 2015

Dawn of Destiny (Epic #1) by Lee Stephen (Review and Giveaway of Kindle!)

Dawn of Destiny (Epic #1) by Lee Stephen
Stone Aside Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-0978850807
Published Nov 2006
Trade paperback, 312 pages

My Review:
Reviewed by Guest Reviewer: Fil Piccolo

Dawn of Destiny is a sci-fi novel about alien invasion set in the future. Although this genre has been done countless times before, Lee Stephen brings a fresh look on what is expected from the men and women defending the earth against such impossible odds. Stephen keeps the reader on edge wondering if our new recruits have what it takes to make it to the next battle. 

The aliens, although technologically superior and lethal, are at times made to look… well incompetent. Even our defenders seem at times to lack basic military tactical training. Nevertheless, such is the real world at times.

Although this book is the first in a series, it doesn't have a cliffhanger ending. Rather, it ends satisfactorily even though there are plot threads that will continue in the next book. I'm looking forward to Outlaw Trigger: Epic #2 to see what strategy these men will employ and why there are aliens that want to invade the Earth.

Lee Stephen has a good feel for when a twist in the story is required to keep the reader on edge. I recommend this book for those who enjoy a good sci-fi novel occasionally. However, for the experienced reader it may fall on familiar grounds too often.

This book is also available in audiobook format with full cast and cinematic sound effects. I will be posting my review of the audiobook on March 30. Look out for it.

Note: This book is rated PG-13 for violence and depictions of war. There is no profanity, sexual content, or drug use.

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About the Author:

Born and raised in Cajun country, Lee Stephen spent his childhood paddling pirogues through the marshes of South Louisiana. When he wasn't catching bullfrogs or playing with alligators in the bathtub (both true), he was escaping to the world of the imagination, creating worlds in his mind filled with strange creatures and epic journeys. This hasn't stopped.

Now a resident of Luling, Louisiana, Lee spends time every day delving into the world of Epic, the science-fiction series that has come to define him as a writer and producer. Alongside his wife, Lindsey, their son, Levi, and their dog, Jake, Lee has made it a mission to create a series that is unique in its genre—one unafraid to address the human condition while staying grounded in elements of faith.

In addition to writing, Lee works full-time for the Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness. He has also spent time as a church deacon, guitar hobbyist, and New Orleans Saints season ticket holder. He is a graduate of Louisiana College in Pineville.

Connect with Lee: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

And now for the giveaway!

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Disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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