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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension by D.C.S.

This unique series is bound to keep your attention with fast paced action.
Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension by D.C.S.

    Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension
  • Paperback: 442 pages
  • Publisher: SVT Publishing, LLC (July 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578062186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578062181
Genre: Science Fiction Thriller
My Rating: 4.5

Product Description
"We're villains, as much as we are capable of being heroes..." A lifetime ago, Stefano Vasco Terenzio saw one way to maneuver his family into a game of betrayal against an unbeatable enemy; walking into a bullet. A generation later, what started with one man's ego will determine the fate of the whole word. For centuries The Brotherhood and their Gods, the Anunnaki have hidden in plain sight among us. For centuries they have lied, sacrificed man by the thousands, and manipulated humanity into their service. As the clock ticks closer to December 21st, 2012, they will stop at nothing to keep their control of planet Earth. In the thrilling sequel to Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening, the end is only the beginning. Secrets emerge that will challenge the core of everything you think you believe. All the while a team of scientists must make sense out of the fantastical, and the tenuous link holding together the one family that can save humankind, shatters.
Review: I found both Book 1 and Book 2 to be well written with a uniqueness and intensity that kept me eagerly engaged.

In this second book in the series we see a bit more into the backgrounds and personalities of the Terenzios, the Italian mafia family protagonists whom we met in the first book. We also see more of the misguided family members as the villains who are working with the controlling Brotherhood.  Here too we find more aliens taking sides, including warrior angels, pixie or faerie angels, creatures of light (Pleiadians) and the reptilian enemies, the Anunnaki, and their messenger gargoyles.

The story is full of high, vivid emotion and fast paced action.  The author does a great job with tight writing that seems to provide constant movement towards the climatic battle between the good guys seeking Ascension and the bad guys trying to block it.

I love how both books have quotes at the beginning of each chapter (something I like in books.)  Here is an apt early quote in this book:  "Some of the biggest men in the United States... are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."  Woodrow Wilson.

The story lends itself to quotes observing political tyranny and self awareness which are quite remarkable and fitting. One thing the story put me in mind of, which I am sure it is designed to, is various conspiracy theories, but particularly those regarding the power, control and hidden evil doings of The Brotherhood.

After the climax in this story, and the loss of quite a few of the characters, I am really curious as to what happens in the next books. Of course I shouldn’t say the characters are lost as they have only transitioned to another plane or level and perhaps will be back as new characters if there is more reincarnation.

If you like a fast paced action thriller, with a bit of paranormal help in the battling, I think you would really enjoy this series!

Thank you to the author and Pump Up Your Book Promotion for offering both books for GIVEAWAY!
Some lucky person or persons is/are going to get to win Book 1 and Book 2. I couldn’t decide whether to host the giveaway as a set or separate winners. I think the winner of Book 1 would want to read Book 2 and the winner of Book 2 will want to read Book 1 first. So I will let the entrants pick how this giveaway goes.

1. REQUIRED:  When you comment say “Set” if you think both books should be given as a set to One Winner OR say “Separate” if you think there should be separate Books to TWO Winners. Majority rules.

2.  Visit the author's website and tell me something you found there. Good for three extra entries.

3. For an extra entry, become a follower or tell me if you are already a follower.

4. For two extra entries, blog, facebook, tweet (any of those networks!) about this giveaway and tell me where you did.

(Seven total entries possible.)
It isn't necessary to use separate entries unless you want them in different chronological order.

* This contest is open US and Canada only.
* No P.O. Boxes Please - for shipping reasons.
* This contest will close 10:00 PM (Central) on December 10, 2010. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries.

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