4 out of 4 stars
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The Devil's Dragon by Jason F. Boggs chronicles the clashing of two astronomical armies and the relentless efforts made to stop the two power-hungry world leaders.
The year is 2094 and the Aesini, an alien race, has enjoyed peace for years until Seghol, the high priest, cajoles the king to go into war against the humans. Despite the chiefs’ objections, Seghol cunningness wins and his army wages war against the earth’s inhabitants. Meanwhile, Jacob Freeman has his eyes set on becoming the world leader in charge of the New Era. After a period of grueling training, Nelson Jones is placed as part of Freeman’s security detail. At first, he is proud to serve the future leader of the New World Government. When the death toll continues to rise massively, and Nelson witnesses various gruesome murders, he starts to question his stand.
I liked that The Devil’s Dragon is fast-paced and at every turn, action scenes appear. This keeps the story entertaining from start to finish. The action scenes are riveting and sometimes gruesome and the unpredictability of what might happen next makes reading thrilling. From the beginning, Nelson Jones faces daunting challenges and too many times he comes so close to death. He witnesses the loss of people close to him and almost every day becomes another fight for survival.
I was also intrigued by how the events of the alien world are paralleled to those of the earth up to the point where both meet. This adds an interesting twist to the book and breaks the monotony of the narration of episodes from just one planet. The Aesini possess features that are fascinating and the addition of their spiritual believes makes the novel even more enthralling. Alene, the Keerof chieftain’s daughter is stubborn and courageous. Her strong-mindedness and self-assurance lead her on a different path from her mother’s which adds an extra fascinating strand to the plot. The conflict activated by Freeman and Seghol is fearsome and even the confident Alene doubts their chance of winning the war.
Both ends of the plot are well developed and they tie together which I appreciated. The conflicts are solved and explained in the book. However, there were many characters and details to remember as I read through the story.
The Devil's Dragon by Jason F. Boggs is professionally edited and contains only a few grammatical errors. It is a page-turner and a treat for any lover of science-fiction. Readers who are not fans of the genre may not enjoy the book. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
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