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Review of The Colson Legend: Ice Queen

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Colson Legend: Ice Queen" by Michael Nyikos.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Colson Legend: Ice Queen is a sci-fi/fantasy novel about a secret organization called Strings On All Society (S.O.A.S.), founded by multi-billionaire Austen Wolfe. Wolfe plans to abolish free will and form a socialistic government in which the S.O.A.S. will rule. However, he must find four stones, each of which possesses unique abilities and has a Farisphonite (a human conscience) trapped inside. Whoever destroys the stones and the four Farisphonites will gain 'The Power of Four,' then nothing can stop them. Wolfe knows who has the third rock with two already destroyed, and he must destroy it before they set Ava free.

Jack Colson and his two closest friends, Brian and Dylan, were in Bermuda for their high school senior class trip. During the Crystal and Fantasy Caves tour, Jack discovered a rock emitting a bright blue light. Fascinated, he put it in his pocket to take home as a souvenir. Little did Jack know what awaited him after taking the stone. He soon found himself in the fight of his life against a corrupt leader determined to rule the world, unscrupulous FBI agents, and a notorious gang who were all trying to get the stone. Ava had told Jack the story of the rocks. While attempting to hide the rock on the beach, Liam Scarr and his gang kidnapped Jack and Brian. What will happen to these two eighteen-year-old boys? Who will end up with the stone?

Michael Nyikos penned a thrilling story with the blended elements of science fiction, fantasy, and modern-day. The story is fast-paced and intriguing, and it pulls the reader in and holds them in suspense until the very end. The character development is excellent, considering the number of key players. Each chapter highlights a distinct character and tells a part of the story from their perspective.

My favorite aspect of the book was Jack's loyalty to Ava once he knew the story of the stones. He defended the stone and Ava and fought to protect them from the diabolical scheme of the S.O.A.S. He went from a typical teenage boy to a force with which to be reckoned.

The only complaint I have about the book is how the word screamed was tediously used during action scenes, and I had difficulty applying the term to gang members and corrupt FBI agents. There was very little profanity used, which I was glad of, but I wish the word screamed would have been interchanged with yelled or shouted in the heat of a violent scene. Other than my preference about that, there was nothing I disliked about the story.

I believe the book is professionally edited, as I found only a few errors. For that reason and the excellent character development and unique storyline, I am happy to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to fans of sci-fi/fantasy novels. As mentioned previously, there isn't much profanity, but there are quite a few violent scenes involved, which make the book more suitable for adults than for teens.

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I'm not a big fan of science fiction novels but your review draws me to this one. I may just check it out. Nice review.
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I agree with your comment on reusing the same words like 'scream'. Artistic storytelling uses vivid words to appeal our senses. Reusing the same words can make it sound dry or even funny at times.
Amazing review
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After reading your review, this book is now on my "must read" list. Thank you for the great review!
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Kingsley Emodi wrote: 07 Oct 2021, 02:20 I'm not a big fan of science fiction novels but your review draws me to this one. I may just check it out. Nice review.
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Pearl Thomas wrote: 07 Oct 2021, 06:22 I agree with your comment on reusing the same words like 'scream'. Artistic storytelling uses vivid words to appeal our senses. Reusing the same words can make it sound dry or even funny at times.
Amazing review
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mp057566 wrote: 07 Oct 2021, 13:02 After reading your review, this book is now on my "must read" list. Thank you for the great review!
Thank you! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! And welcome to OBC!
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The book certainly looks very interesting. I look forward to reading this.
On a side note, I find it quite funny the secret organization is called Strings On All Society.
Thank you for your review.
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Clare Jose wrote: 09 Oct 2021, 07:33 The book certainly looks very interesting. I look forward to reading this.
On a side note, I find it quite funny the secret organization is called Strings On All Society.
Thank you for your review.
I hope you enjoy the book! Like any sci-fi/fantasy there are some pretty far-fetched scenes, but it is an enjoyable read. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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The overall plotline of the book is inviting base on your evaluation and this basically enthralled me to read the entirety of it, I’m just hoping that the profanities mentioned above will not hamper my enthusiasm. Thanks for this great review!
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Your review "screamed" with many positive comments, but I am not a sci-fi fan, so I will be skipping this one.
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The idea of a multi-billionair wanting to establish a socialist government is indeed fantasy... :lol: seriously, this novel seems engaging thanks to a good storyline that mixes elements from various genres. Thank you for your great review!
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IamJc_Bembo12 wrote: 12 Oct 2021, 05:57 The overall plotline of the book is inviting base on your evaluation and this basically enthralled me to read the entirety of it, I’m just hoping that the profanities mentioned above will not hamper my enthusiasm. Thanks for this great review!
I understand what you mean about the profanities! I am the same way. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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diana lowery wrote: 12 Oct 2021, 06:32 Your review "screamed" with many positive comments, but I am not a sci-fi fan, so I will be skipping this one.
I am not a major sci-fi fan myself, but there are a few that I find okay. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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NetMassimo wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 16:44 The idea of a multi-billionair wanting to establish a socialist government is indeed fantasy... :lol: seriously, this novel seems engaging thanks to a good storyline that mixes elements from various genres. Thank you for your great review!
Yes, I feel like that concept is fantasy :D I could never imagine that happening! :wink: Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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