Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Book Review Request
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Published: August 4, 2014
Goodreads Average Rating: 4 stars
Richard has been a security system salesman for about a year now. He’s good at what he does and loves his job, but doesn’t feel valued at the workplace. He’s passed up for promotions he feels he should get and is constantly second-guessed. His anger starts to affect his job performance. Stressed out Richard goes to a bar to try to calm his nerves. On his way home from the bar he is waved down by Nautilus who is nothing but trouble.
Nautilus is a seemingly normal guy who just so happens to be an alien. Nautilus believes that Richard is the “special one.” The one destined to rule his planet, but everything’s not as it seems and Richard has to find that out the hard way.
I've always not been into alien stories. Maybe because, alien stories involves weird looking creatures and outer spaces(which of course is black and white). However, the blurb of this story really captured my interest. An ordinary human searched by an alien because he is destined to rule the planet. I thought...
|OH!! HMMM...THIS SHOULD BE GOOD!!|
I was thinking, Richard, the protagonist of the story must be some kind of a half-bred alien then or something like that because why would an alien allow a human rule their planet? Right??
Anyways, all in all, I have to say that it is an enjoyable read. When the truth was revealed that Richard was actually just recruited for the sake of entertainment of the ministers of Midonnia, reading it made me feel like I'm playing one of those computer games where I'm Richard and the ministers and the recruiters are the one holding the joysticks. It was intense and there were lots of obstacles along the way in search for escape. It just sucks that Richard was too blinded by Nautilus' lie about him being the destined ruler of the planet when in fact, he was just a puppet to be disposed anytime by the true rulers of Midonnia when they have enough. Richard was really fooled so many times by Nautilus' lies... like many times and the foolishness just turned him to GREEN... literally GREEN... like the cliche alien-movie GREEN.
Moving on, I can say that the protagonist is easily driven by anger. He definitely needs to take anger management program. Although, he really has a reason to be angry, it was the anger that got him into the frustrating misfortune he got.
The setting was kind of like Monsters-vs-Aliens-plus-Maze-Runner-plus-Hunger-Games-dystopian-kindish but set on different planet. Unique but lacks some elaboration on some important matters like what exactly is this game about and why is it kept hidden even among the beings of Midonnia. Are the citizens of Midonnia completely ignorant of what's going on and can't they sense anything odd about people coming and never leaving but missing instead? What I hate about it also is the fact that the book was a cliffhanger. Big time cliffhanger. Is there a part 2 of it? I don't know. Well, maybe. I hope so because I'm so looking forward to seeing Sancha in action. There were so many things left hanging like where did Nautilus' brother went? Will he rat about the Season to Midonnia's rival kingdom? Will Sancha be back again? Where did Nautilus go? Why'd he disappear? What happened to Richard's little friend? Will Richard survive in this planet? So many questions and I need answers.
3 ALIENS FOR SEASON 7!! THEY COME IN PEACE!!
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