Review of The Path of a Titan

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any fantasy or science fiction books or series.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
Post Reply
Seroney_
Posts: 606
Joined: 10 Jun 2020, 09:06
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 273
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-seroney.html
Latest Review: The Path of a Titan by John Bennett

Review of The Path of a Titan

Post by Seroney_ »

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Path of a Titan" by John Bennett.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review


It’s sad that work can take away the precious time that family can bond together. Some parents invest lots of energy and time in their work and end up severing the essence of the smallest social basic unit, the family. This was the case with Dr. Paul Christian.

Robert Fox has continuously envied Christian’s work. It’s an amazing program called Project SPINE. It is a spinal implant that seeks to enhance the reproduction of red blood cells. The end result is creating a faster, more ingenious subject over time. Robert offers to procure the project from his bother Christian at a price. However, Christian cannot allow anyone to take away what he has spent his entire life working on, not at any cost. With brute force, Paul sent his soldiers, the Fox Legion, to capture Christian and his wife. He plans to harvest his stem cells to acquire the essential information from his brain. With the information, Paul contrives to control the world.

Carson and Kylie are forced to believe that their father committed treason by the legion. They claim that Christian stole the government’s property, and during his apprehension, he shot his wife, Isabella, before committing suicide. The kids, Carson and Kylie, are ejected from their home and dumped in an orphanage at Harmony. Will they get over the death of their parents? Life at the orphanage is rocky. While Carson finds love, his baby sister is battling a string of cacophonic emotional torture. Carson has a choice to make. It has to be expedited. Will he stay at the orphanage with his girlfriend or elope with Kylie to salvage her from Rocky, who tried to take advantage of her?

I must admit that I had doubts when picking this book. Both the title and cover page insinuated that it is a sci-fi novel, a genre I am not quite accustomed to. I am glad that despite my reservations toward the genre, I chose to read this book. The Path of a Titan by John Bennett exposed me to a world of possibilities. The quote ‘You either win or you die' resonated with a slew of characters. During the Annual Levi Tournament of Titans, I witnessed how the fighters fought with vigor and valor. Carson was an epitome of good sportsmanship aspiring to win the tournament but caring for the safety of his opponents. The winner of the tournament will get a rare opportunity to join the famous Atlantis University.

The characters are easy to relate to in this novel. I found how Bennett introduced new characters into the book appealing. Somehow, all the characters that Carson interacted with posed significant effects on his growth. I understood why he treated some people with contempt. One of them is Jinx. The latter stepped into the lives of Carson and Kylie when they needed him most. His entry into the plot injected more determination and purpose into Carson’s life.

I also liked the ability to connect with the characters at a personal level. Through the monologues, I learned about the battles some players in the novel experienced. This was possible because the author resorted to employing the first-person perspective narration. I admired Carson’s compassion and hospitality. However, Kylie won my heart. She overcame her predicament and offered counsel to his brother. It is safe to say that she made Carson a better person.

There was nothing to dislike in this book. It was professionally edited and dispensed a worthwhile reading experience. The Path of a Titan by John Bennett deserves four out of four stars. Lastly, this is a novel for fantasy lovers. If you love adventure novels and science fiction, this book will get you hooked. To be precise, this novel is more suitable for the coming-of-age adults.

******
The Path of a Titan
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon
User avatar
Amy Luman
Posts: 1938
Joined: 29 Mar 2021, 14:05
Currently Reading: The Lost Identity Casualties
Bookshelf Size: 573
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-amy-luman.html
Latest Review: Shadow: The Moonracer Chronicles by T. August Green
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by Amy Luman »

I am a little confused by your review. Aren’t Carson and Kylie brother and sister? If so, why are they considering eloping? The development of a new spinal implant sounds intriguing. I think I’ll try this out.
Seroney_
Posts: 606
Joined: 10 Jun 2020, 09:06
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 273
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-seroney.html
Latest Review: The Path of a Titan by John Bennett

Post by Seroney_ »

Amy Luman wrote: 18 Jun 2022, 16:18 I am a little confused by your review. Aren’t Carson and Kylie brother and sister? If so, why are they considering eloping? The development of a new spinal implant sounds intriguing. I think I’ll try this out.
They are indeed. However, I didn't use it in that context. While the primary meaning is related to marriage, elope can be used to refer to leaving without consent.
Thank you for stopping by :)
User avatar
Uwe Neufeld
Posts: 254
Joined: 29 Dec 2021, 11:58
Favorite Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Favorite Book: Treasure Island
Currently Reading: The Maestro Monologue
Bookshelf Size: 38
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-uwe-neufeld.html
Latest Review: Living in Color by Mike Murphy
fav_author_id: 3039
2022 Reading Goal: 20
2022 Goal Completion: 110%

Post by Uwe Neufeld »

To me it seems quite a complicated story. But certainly the author has a message to convey. I think it's about fundamental human values.
Richard Azubike
Posts: 206
Joined: 10 Mar 2022, 02:20
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 21
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-richard-azubike.html
Latest Review: Kalayla by Jeannie Nicholas

Post by Richard Azubike »

Wow!!! The title of the book got my attention so I must read it. I will be adding to my book to read. Thanks for your review
Kyrian007
Posts: 97
Joined: 20 Apr 2022, 02:13
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 15

Post by Kyrian007 »

I was drawn to the review because of the book's cover, and I'm impressed by how well it has been received. I'm excited to read the book. I appreciate your positive review.
User avatar
Shifah HN
Posts: 140
Joined: 10 May 2022, 01:49
Favorite Book: Snatched Up to Heaven for Kids
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 17
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-shifah-hn.html
Latest Review: The Inner CEO by Jeremy Blain
2022 Reading Goal: 50
2022 Goal Completion: 16%

Post by Shifah HN »

The title and the book cover is what captivate me the most. Great review.
User avatar
Ellylion
Posts: 3180
Joined: 01 Mar 2019, 15:33
Favorite Book: The Altitude Journals
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 131
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ellylion.html
Latest Review: My Big Tow Book#2 by Kyle Chirgwin

Post by Ellylion »

I believe that it a very engaging read for fans of the fantasy genre. I am sure that young readers will benefit from reading a book with such profound characters :) Thank you for a great review!
Seroney_
Posts: 606
Joined: 10 Jun 2020, 09:06
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 273
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-seroney.html
Latest Review: The Path of a Titan by John Bennett

Post by Seroney_ »

Uwe Neufeld wrote: 24 Jun 2022, 07:36 To me it seems quite a complicated story. But certainly the author has a message to convey. I think it's about fundamental human values.
The story becomes relatable and understandable once you read it. Thank you for stopping

by
Uwe Neufeld wrote: 24 Jun 2022, 07:36 To me it seems quite a complicated story. But certainly the author has a message to convey. I think it's about fundamental human values.
You are right. Human values are an integral part of the book. Thank you for commenting
Richard Azubike wrote: 26 Jun 2022, 06:38 Wow!!! The title of the book got my attention so I must read it. I will be adding to my book to read. Thanks for your review
I agree with you the title is absorbing. Thank you for stopping by
Kyrian007 wrote: 28 Jun 2022, 02:24 I was drawn to the review because of the book's cover, and I'm impressed by how well it has been received. I'm excited to read the book. I appreciate your positive review.
Thank you Kyrian. I am sure you'll enjoy it just like I did
Shifah HN wrote: 29 Jun 2022, 14:46 The title and the book cover is what captivate me the most. Great review.
They are attractive indeed. Thank you for commenting
Ellylion wrote: Yesterday, 07:30 I believe that it a very engaging read for fans of the fantasy genre. I am sure that young readers will benefit from reading a book with such profound characters :) Thank you for a great review!
Thank you Ellylion for always stopping by. I really appreciate your support :D
Post Reply

Return to “Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books”