4 out of 4 stars
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Jonathan is relieved to see his family (Tricia, Timmy, and Janet) in recovery state in a Kron hospital after they disappeared from their caskets, following their death. Lord Tau of Kronogon was the alien (and friend) that led Jonathan on a spaceship to his kingdom to see his family after the Krons (Tau’s people) abducted them to bring them back to life. However, just after Jonathan sets his eyes on them, chaos ensues, and his family is taken for the second time. This time, they are taken by the Greys, under the command of SA Janus.
Meanwhile, two fishermen and an angel called Angelina traveled with Jonathan and Tau to Kronogon. Unlike the fishermen, Angelina has special powers and has been assigned to protect Jonathan as an atonement for despising humans before she can return to Heaven. Tau, on the other hand, is a shape-shifting turtle-like creature that can live forever unless he is killed.
SA Janus, Tau’s arch-enemy, has a plan for Kronogon and Earth, and Timmy, Jonathan’s son, seems to be a crucial element in his plan. Earth’s leaders must now join forces with Tau and his Kron Army, as they had always done in centuries past, to stop SA Janus’ forces and rescue Jonathan’s family in the process. What is SA Janus’ plan? Why is Timmy important in the execution of that plan? Will SA Janus succeed? Is Jonathan’s family really alive? Find out in this book of fiction called The Return Of TAU, written by Dan Dwyer.
Wow! What can I say? I have been completely awestruck by this novel; I am pleased to have picked it up. When a story has strong protagonists and antagonists, there is sure to be an intense amount of suspense, as is contained in this account. I liked that I couldn’t predict the outcome of events. Just when you think that Tau had the upper hand, SA Janus would be two steps ahead, and vice-versa. Because of this, I was always at the edge of my seat, reading with extreme concentration, hoping that my favorite characters didn’t fall in battle. I am also pleased the author made both the protagonist and antagonist work really hard for their victories, no matter how little. The two were masters in terms of strategizing for battle, and it was a joy to read while they tried to cancel each other out.
At this point, it should be an open secret that the writer did an amazing job with the characterization. I completely understood each character’s position and motive. Each person was as unique as the storyline, which is a testament to the effort Dwyer put into this book. Also, the author did a good job with the plot, as the sequence of events was not only coherent but also engaging. There were a lot of interesting characters, and while I was drawn to Jonathan and Tau, at some point, I was connected more with Zero. I found Zero to be very smart, and he did what was necessary to survive. To think that Zero didn’t actually play a major role in the story makes the author’s work all the more enhanced.
More so, I laud the book’s editorial team for a job well done. I found only one error throughout the 341-paged novel. With all certainty, I can state that this piece has been expertly edited. The fast pace, third-person narrative style, and occasional dialogue all suit the story. There’s absolutely nothing to loathe about this read; I am eager to read the sequel. As a result, I have no reason not to give The Return Of TAU 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this novel to people who are interested in fiction and fantasy stories. However, sensitive readers that are disturbed by profanity or gory scenes need to steer clear of this book because it has a few gory scenes and use of non-borderline profane words.
The Return of TAU
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