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Official Review: Homecoming: The Unari Experiment Book 1

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Homecoming: The Unari Experiment Book 1" by Brian L. Harad.]
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Imagine being abducted by aliens when you are 55 years old. Your human family was a fake one, and you are the sole heir of an extraterrestrial queen who has come to fetch you back. Now the worst part: your wife and the government were aware of it all. This odd situation happens to the protagonist of Homecoming: The Unari Experiment, the first book of a sci-fi series written by Brian Harad.

After the late 2020s, the world is, at last, a peaceful place. In the US, the first Muslim president is briefing his successor about alien species. The government has been aware of them since the 1940s, and they often make contact. This time, Emperor Nojakuu of the Thunerian Alliance arranges a meeting at Camp David. President Drummond and his staff meet with Captain Utari of the Thunerian Destroyer Andromeda, his first officer, and Queen Jata of the Unari. She, her sister, and Sarraqa are the last of their species. The only male is Queen Jata’s son, Byron Hollington, who is alive on Earth, unknowingly disguised as a human. The aliens are here to extract him.

The extraction takes place at a Wal-Mart, and soon Byron is taking off aboard the Andromeda. The protagonist, who henceforth is to be called Thundercloud, undergoes a procedure to activate his Unari DNA and unpack his authentic form. He gets strapped to a medical bed until he accepts his fate, but no spoilers are allowed!

The author does a convincing job of portraying daily life aboard an alien spaceship. Harad’s writing style is clear, and a lot of the action unfolds through well-crafted dialogue. Byron’s voice is credible, and he appears realistically distraught. The protagonist’s difficult adaptation to his new identity, which includes a unicorn-like body and impressive powers, constitutes the center of this gripping story. There is a plethora of detail throughout the book – passages with vivid descriptions of the aliens and their advanced technology. Their physical traits and powers get well portrayed by the author, and the illustrations also add to the worldbuilding.

Additionally, well-woven subplots unfold alongside the narrative of Byron’s transformation into Thundercloud. Captain Utari (who runs the Andromeda), Krysheena (the leader of a highly trained group known as the Chosen Protectorate), and Captain Flecha (who oversees the personal guard of Queen Jata’s sister) are well-developed secondary characters.

With a little more than 200 pages, this book is a fast and enjoyable read; it has no negatives worth mentioning. I give it 4 out of 4 stars. Homecoming has all the elements of a great sci-fi plot, and I look forward to the sequel. It seems professionally edited, for I only found three minor mishaps. I highly recommend it to sci-fi fans. Although there is no sexual content, there’s abundant use of profanity, which the author uses skillfully. Without it, though, I believe the book could target a wider audience and appeal to teenagers as well.

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This book sounds really interesting, I will definitely give it a try, thanks for the awesome review! :) Very well written and explained very well.

Also I love aliens and extraterrestrials all in general, this book sounds awesome! Also by the cover, are they like pegasus? If so, that is awesome!
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mmm17 wrote: 16 Dec 2019, 14:18 Imagine being abducted by aliens when you are 55 years old. Your human family was a fake one, and you are the sole heir of an extraterrestrial queen who has come to fetch you back. Now the worst part: your wife and the government were aware of it all. This odd situation happens to the protagonist of Homecoming: The Unari Experiment, the first book of a sci-fi series written by Brian Harad.
This alone has me hooked. I'm a sci-fi fan and I might just add this to my TBR list. Great review!
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CnderAngel wrote: 17 Dec 2019, 00:56 This book sounds really interesting, I will definitely give it a try, thanks for the awesome review! :) Very well written and explained very well.

Also I love aliens and extraterrestrials all in general, this book sounds awesome! Also by the cover, are they like pegasus? If so, that is awesome!
Yep. They are like pegasus. Thank you for commenting!
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Ever_Reading wrote: 18 Dec 2019, 03:02
mmm17 wrote: 16 Dec 2019, 14:18 Imagine being abducted by aliens when you are 55 years old. Your human family was a fake one, and you are the sole heir of an extraterrestrial queen who has come to fetch you back. Now the worst part: your wife and the government were aware of it all. This odd situation happens to the protagonist of Homecoming: The Unari Experiment, the first book of a sci-fi series written by Brian Harad.
This alone has me hooked. I'm a sci-fi fan and I might just add this to my TBR list. Great review!
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The unicorn on the cover is what caught my eye. Aliens being involved was the last thing I thought about when I saw it. Still though, it sounds like a really good book. I'll have to read it. Nice review.
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That's actually very odd! I'm very curious how he survived in the alien world. This is an awesome review!
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I'm not into books about aliens , so I am going to pass. Great review.
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Sounds like a great and enthralling read. I wonder why he had to be brought to Earth in the first place. Were there threats against his life back then or what really happened? Thanks for the informative review. It left me wanting to read the book.
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This is an intriguing science fiction thriller novel on Alien life, first contact, realizing the truth, and becoming an Unari for an interesting protagonist. The book has a free sample on Amazon Kindle and has a well-written OnlineBookclub review. I rated it 4 out of 4 stars. Congrats @haradbl on the BOTD.
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Interesting plot. I wonder how his wife became privy to this hidden identity. Thank you for the review. The profanity would take away my enjoyment though.
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A science fiction book, where a man is kidnapped by aliens when he is 55 years old. He learns that he is the sole heir to an alien queen and his wife and the government knew it all. It seems to have good elements of a great plot. It looks interesting.
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Wow. Even when I saw the unicorn on the cover, I wasn't prepared for a unicorn alien.
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This story sounds very unique! The cover immediately reminded me of Animorphs for some reason.
I love the idea that the protagonist is a middle-aged man.
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It's interesting that as a reader I am more likely to swallow the premise involving aliens than the political situation on earth. World peace and a Muslim president by the late 2020s? I don't think that is going to happen. Perhaps they should have leapt a bit further forward in time.

Regardless, the plot has my attention. I would love to read about an alien abduction taking place in the middle of Wal-Mart.
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