Stars And Scorpions. The sci-fi, thriller continues. There is a conspiracy in Washington DC—to purge religiosity from the nation by, of all people, the president. Some say it’s his reaction to seeing the Fall of Western Europe to the Supreme Islamic Caliphate decades ago. Others say his motives are far more sinister. In America, the paramilitary leader of a secret Jewish group has set in motion a series of events. In Mexico, a young catholic priest becomes a mythic leader, but will he live long enough to join the resistance?
Austin Dragon is the author of the epic After Eden Series, the classic Sleepy Hollow Horrors, and the new cyberpunk detective series, Liquid Cool. He is a native New Yorker but has called Los Angeles, California home for more than twenty years. Words to describe him, in no particular order: U.S. Army, English teacher, one-time resident of Paris, political junkie, movie buff, campaign manager and staffer of presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, Fortune 500 corporate recruiter, renaissance man, and dreamer.
He is currently working on new books and series in science fiction, fantasy, and classic horror!
On NoiseTrade, author has works from two of his three (soon to four) series featured: Liquid Cool (Liquid Cool debut novel) and These Mean Streets, Darkly (prequel). From his original After Eden sci-fi, international thriller series: Thy Kingdom Fall, Stars & Scorpions and Rising Leviathan.
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"Part of what makes "Stars and Scorpions" so readable is how easily it seems our own
world could flow into it--our modern-day dependence on and obsession with
personal machines, the trouble in the Middle East, the increasingly
inflammatory debates between the conservative right and the liberal left. The
world the author describes is both fascinating and horrifying, amazing
technology existing side by side with brutal violence and corruption. (The evil
baby and the scorpion creatures even move beyond the realm of sci to horror, at
least to me.) While I personally found Father Marcos to be the more compelling,
sympathetic character, all of the book is interesting. I think it's important
to note it's not exactly a light read--you really need to pay attention to
dates, places, and characters--but I would recommend it to those who enjoy
political thrillers, futuristic science fiction, and epic sagas."
"This is such an exciting story that is downright scary. Anyone familiar with current events and a concern for our future will see just how spot on this series is. Power and corruption are the backdrop to this political thriller, the government wants complete control and they can't have religious zealots running around. This series is a great portrayal of what the world would look like if religion was illegal. Are we headed in that direction?"
"Stars & Scorpions is a great addition to the series and will appeal to many. This series offers a great twist on sci-fi political thrillers and is a well-written, insightful series that is exciting and just a bit unsettling to see where we could be headed."
"Having read Austin Dragon's Thy Kingdom Fall, the first in The After Eden Series, I couldn't wait to start book 2, Stars & Scorpions. Set in the future encompassing futuristic technology and the change in religion seems an unusual combination but it was enthralling. It's very worthwhile reading the descriptions at the start as it helps you with the terminology throughout the novel."
"It became a very addictive read quickly as you need to concentrate to follow this cryptic story. A work of fiction, it depicts a frightening future where wars are commonplace, perhaps even showing how religion is a larger part of the world's problems. Our world today seems to be heading towards this future where religions pit against each other to be the premier force...so maybe this book is closer to the truth than we would like to believe, it certainly made me rethink and even scared me a little. I highly recommend this book and congratulate the author on this remarkable story."
"Just like in "Thy Kingdom Fall" the characters and setting have a depth that add to the top rate, action based, story telling. This is a fun and well written ride through science fiction landscapes in a story of political intrigue and revolutionary excitement."