Title: Dawn of Destiny
Author: Lee Stephen
Series: Epic Book 1
Publisher: Stone Aside Publishing, L.L.C
Reviewer: Larry / John
Release Date: November 4, 2006
Genre(s): Science Fiction / War Military
Page Count: 312 pages
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb: Winner of New Apple’s BEST NEW FICTION and AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR (audiobook available at cdbaby.com/cd/leestephen ).
You’re tired of it, aren’t you? Of gimmicks, of fluff, of predictability. If you’ve read one book today, you’ve read them all. But you haven’t read this.
There’s no glitz and glamor here–no trendy hype machine. There’s only a promise: Epic is the deepest, most gripping, most adrenaline-fueled series you’ve ever experienced. Leave your sense of tranquility at the door. This runs on 94 octane.
Dawn of Destiny kicks off the story of Scott Remington, a young man following a calling to war. Sacrificing a promising life that could’ve been, he embarks on a journey to follow his destiny and make a difference regardless of where it takes him. It’s a story of perseverance amidst trials and tribulations–a journey of faith into the fog of war. This is high-action and intensity wrapped up in the reality of the human experience. It’s the introduction to an epic.
Load your assault rifles…you’re about to drop into a hot zone.
Review: Scott Remington joined EDEN to help save the world from the Bakma, an alien race hell bent on taking over earth. They and two ally alien races, one an animal species that enjoyed eating humans, attacked at what appeared to be random times at random targets. Their advantage – invisibility. Their spacecrafts, referred to as NoBoats would suddenly appear above a city. The attack would begin and end in their favor.
EDEN (Earth Defense Network) had bases around the globe, recruited people from every country, and managed to hold the attacks at bay, but for how much longer? Could the EDEN forces continue to hold off a race with far superior weaponry, invisible ships, attack animals that enjoyed human flesh, and sheer quantity of dispensable forces?
Dawn of Destiny is told through the eyes of Scott Remington and his small band of new recruits as they are welcomed with skepticism, into an elite defense force. They are newbies, fresh out of the academy, wet behind the ears, with no field experience. Yet they have been assigned to fill the ranks of the decimated Falcon Platoon.
Their individual lives, put on hold, in hopes that they can make a difference, Remington and his small band of academy brothers are drawn into the fray almost as soon as they arrive in Richmond. When the Bakma attack with unusual ferocity, Commander Tucker is forced into action. His band of newbie brothers will have to learn on the job. It is more than a baptism by fire, this is life or death with no margin for error.
Remington shows he has something that the others don’t have and manages to fulfill the mission without casualty. That will become his destiny, one that causes more harm than good for the newbie soldier.
When he and several of his platoon are transferred to Siberia to serve under the feared and revered and notorious General Thoor, Scott Remington enters hell on earth.
Sci-Fi fantasy happens to be an amazing genre that I truly enjoy, especially when the book is well written. While I don’t usually read war or military books, Stephen manged to write a book that drew me in from the first paragraph and kept my attention through the last word in the last chapter.
If you enjoy science fiction, military, war, and deception, you will enjoy this series. Give Dawn of Destiny by Lee Stephen a try and you will be hooked. You’ll definitely want to read all the books in the Epic series.
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