The Blue of Antyllus, Michael E. Gonzales
February 20, 2019 by Aimee Ann
Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Space Opera
The Blue of Antyllus is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Science fiction/dystopian stories are currently my go-to read so when I read the description of The Blue of Antyllus I knew that I had to read it as well as review it for all you lovely readers. Never before have I been so captivated by a dystopian story and this is thanks to the exceptional author Michael E. Gonzales and his talented literary style which kept me hooked for hours on end! The Blue of Antyllus is book five in the Unborn Galaxy series, so I am going to have to avoid spoilers, but if you want to know more about the series then I recommend reading the premise of book one called Dark Moon Rising!
The Blue of Antyllus is a thrilling novel that introduces the reader to the protagonist of the story, Captain Nash Rastaban. I do not want to spoil the previous books but the book will introduce the reader to an alien world known as Antyllus, which recently overcome war and won. This means that our protagonist can now try to rebuild his life after fighting in a force he rather he did not, but soon he will realize the turmoil is not over. The reader will follow Rastaban as well as a host of other characters as they try to fight corrupt officials who want to take over Antyllus for their own gain. This is the general premise of this excellent story book lovers, but please know that so much more happens in this incredible book so be sure to grab a copy!
The story of The Blue of Antyllus is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Michael E. Gonzales, the author of this superb book. Gonzales manages to develop his world fast with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Gonzales’s flawless ability to do this. As I read The Blue of Antyllus, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Gonzales’s spellbinding story. This is because Gonzales’s writing is detailed in the most spectacular of ways; the text is detailed but not too dense, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
The Blue of Antyllus is sensational, and I applaud the exceptional author Michael E. Gonzales for putting a twist on dystopian/science fiction. I have never before encountered a book which puts such a twist on a genre and this combined with the fact that the story is so original and unique and incredibly entertaining at the same time shows us that Gonzales is a talented wordsmith who knows how to be creative and brazen with his thoughts and think outside of the box. I adore how Gonzales took risks with The Blue of Antyllus and decided to alter a much-loved genre; this is incredibly hard to do and even harder to pull off, so it is safe for me to write that I adore Gonzales’s literature!
The story of The Blue of Antyllus is quite simply amazing, however amazing is just one of the words I would use to describe The Blue of Antyllus as it is so much more than this. It is a puzzling, perplexing, thrilling and exciting adventure that will have you compelled as well as captivated from the start. Not only is Michael E. Gonzales fantastic in his ability to shroud his book in a chilling story that will have readers frantically turning the pages, but he is also an excellent author for his descriptive writing. The descriptions and the action-packed events that unfold are breathtaking and will captivate and draw a reader into the story quickly and easily.
The Blue of Antyllus is an exciting, compelling and action-packed dystopian adventure that will entertain and delight readers for hours on end, I, of course, give this incredible book five stars! So please if you love dystopian stories that follow strong protagonists while being taken on a memorable journey, then The Blue of Antyllus is for you!
Goodbye for now book lovers,
P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please give it a read and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is look up Michael E. Gonzales on Amazon!
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adventure with an other-worldly twist June 5, 2018 5 out of 5 STARS.
This was the first book by Mike Gonzales that I had the opportunity to read, and I was pleased to discover how much I enjoyed traveling to a new planet and imagining what might enfold.
Kathy and Dave connected as they journeyed to a new world. Once there, they adjust to their future, establishing friendships, building relationships, and discovering some hidden treasures. They also learn of an evil plan and lead the way to eliminate that horror with the help of some unlikely allies and new friends.
I was amazed by the world built around me -- so much detail and such creativity from the tiniest plant life to the amazing wonders in the sky! All the twists and turns kept me at the edge of my seat, ready for when the dust would settle.
If you’re a fan of adventure with an other-worldly twist, you won’t want to miss this!
February 21, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Across a Sea of Stars
I really like this author. I have read his other two books also. To me this latest book shows a positive progression of his talents as an author. The details and easy transitions of the story make it a nice reading book. I look forward to the next book!
This review is for: The Battle of Broken Moon (The Unborn Galaxy Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
In Book II, Broken Moon, the reader gets the "broken" part right away. Although the story begins with action, my only criticism of this book is that the narrative goes on a little long, leaving the reader to wonder, "When will the action begin?"
However, not to fret, it does begin, and with it comes the characters. This is the fun part.
Fun? Well, the characters are not exactly having fun, but I enjoyed learning about each one, whether a real human...or not...and getting to know their characteristics and personalities. Yes, both have such. Even the Non-human humans...yes, that's what I said...can be humorous. I liked that.
This is a kind of nail biter, making me, the reader think, Oh, thank you, God, I am not living on the moon. In the end, you'll be glad you read the book.
Well done, Mr. Gonzales.
--Rising Star Reviews
Julie C reviewed The Battle of Broken Moon (The Unborn Galaxy Book 2)
Great story--great sequel! April 7, 2017
This sequel helps us to understand what happened to the JILL lab after the devastating quake in Book I. This writer is a great storyteller, and he knows how to keep you interested in his story. Each character is deep and interesting, even the little service robots have personalities. It kept me on the edge of my chair for hours. This is an awesome read and a great vacation for the imagination. Looking forward to more installments from this great storyteller!
Nr. 1. -- 5.0 out of 5 stars - Great Read!
By jemini on April 13, 2016
I just finished reading this imaginative, compelling book by new author, Michael E. Gonzales. I liked the characters and the storyline had enough twists and turns to keep me interested. I feared a non-techie, such as myself, might get lost in scientific techno speak, but not so; there was just enough to explain what was going on, but I didn’t feel overwhelmed by it. This book has it all…space travel, living on the Moon, aliens, quakes, secrets, and romance! I’m definitely looking forward to Book 2!
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Nr. 2 -- 5.0 out of 5 stars - AMAZING BOOK!
ByAmazon Customer on April 7, 2016
Amazing book! I have never been a science fiction person however half way through this book I am already excited to read the rest of the series! Great plot and characters!
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Science Fiction in the classical form from a Great New Writer
By Mr. Truitton March 30, 2016
Mr. Gonzales has written an excellent book. His characters are very believable and well developed. Not only that, they appeal to the reader in such a way that the reader becomes involved with them in the story. The story line is excellent and builds constantly. The opening of the book grabs the reader's interest straight away and maintains it's hold right through the very end. This is the author's first novel and he is certainly starting out well. The tone and feeling of this brings back the flavor of the classics of Golden Age science fiction. It has the feel of something from the early works of Robert Heinlein or Lester Del Rey or even Issac Asimov. It is SPACE OPERA in the true sense and reaches back to the true meaning of SCIENCE FICTION in that it involves human emotions and attitudes being impacted by scientific developments and discoveries. I most wholeheartedly recommend this novel to all lovers of REAL SCIENCE FICTION and look forward to the publication of the rest of this series.
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