Monday, January 30, 2012

Alienation by Jon Lewis

This is the second in the CHA.O.S. Series (Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural).

The situation is grave. CHAOS believes the Thule are nearing completion on a machine that will allow them to create traversable wormholes. Once that happens, the Thule will invade earth and kill all the humans. Time is running short.
Colt and Oz are supposed to transfer to the C.H.A.O.S. Military Academy in a few days. But a mysterious virus us loose in the world. No one knows the origin of the virus and there is no known antidote.
Then Colt finds out that when he was six, his DNA was successfully merged with Thule blood. Did he have alien DNA in his body? Is he going to be the one the Thule legend called the Betrayer? The one who would destroy the Thule civilization?
When Colt and Oz finally make their way to the Academy, they find that Danielle is going too. The three begin their training in the simulator but it turns deadly when the simulated opponent tries to kill Colt.
A shape shifter has invaded the Academy. The Thule want to stop Colt, no matter the cost.

Author Lewis was inspired by the biblical story of David in writing this novel. It is young Colt against the giant Thule. Like David, Colt overcame an unlikely beginning and betrayal to become a warrior and hero.

These novels are action packed. Lewis writes for the DC Comics family of publishers and he has brought that same kind of graphic action one sees in comics to this C.H.A.O.S. Series. I was happy to see that colt relies of God, finally, at the exciting end of this novel. I did feel that, even though his grandpa is a committed Christian, Colt lacked spirituality in the first novel of the series.

This is great sci-fi for teens. There are monsters, jet packs, futuristic weapons, and lots of action. It makes me remember all over again why I loved sci-fi as a teen.

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Jon S. Lewis is the author of Invasion (the first in the C.H.A.O.S. novels) as well as the coauthor of the bestselling Grey Griffins trilogy and Grey Griffins Clockwork Chronicles. He also writes for the DC COMICS family of publishers. He resides with his family in Arizona.

Thomas Nelson, 249 pages. Publish information.

I received an advanced reading copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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