Beta Earth: Legacy

Beta Earth: Legacy

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Our heroes from - Beta Earth: Between Worlds return. The now legendary status Clave. The stronghearted Lana. The ever vigilant Vin. The young prodigy Anul. The increasingly ambitious Gaidon. The hopelessly desperate Abel and the alloy enhanced enigma Kamon. All of them now older and more skilled. Will be put to the ultimate test as they are dragged into an ever growing war for Paradise. --KIRKUS REVIEW-- The search for Paradise, which people believe will be the only place to survive the fated collision between two inhabited planets, leads to endless battles in Napiera€™s (Beta Earth: Between Worlds 2.0 Edition, 2014, etc.) latest sci-fi outing. This collection comprises three stories, each drastically shorter than the last. In the first, a€œAwakening, a€ Theia, or Beta Earth, initially the a€œsecond chancea€ planet, has fallen prey to crimes and criminals that plague the original Earth. The new utopia is Paradise, which proves elusive. Factions such as the United Federation, a global military force, and Final Bloodline, a cult, are hunting members of Project Guardian. The members, free of a€œlimitersa€ (which block peoplea€™s true potential for power), are more susceptible as vessels for Tryle, a dormant a€œmessengera€ who will lead the way to Paradise. Mercenary Clave tries to protect Raph, who survived a UF attack on Beta Earth, from succumbing to Tryle while dodging bounty hunter Gene, whoa€™s out for revenge. a€œAwakeninga€ is sometimes disjointed, coming across as a series of smaller battles with little story progression. There likewise isna€™t resolution by the end, which feels like the conclusion of a chapter rather than a story. The sometimes lethal clashes, though, are entertaining, resembling Dungeons a Dragons games; those in confrontations, generally one-on-one, will often a€œscorea€ a hit or blow. The second story, a€œSystem Failure, a€ is more focused, zeroing in on Montello (a small but notable character in a€œAwakeninga€), who helps hackers work remotely. He recruits them for an assault against the government and incurs the wrath and eventual retribution of Kid Vicious, whom Montello embarrassed during a display of skills. The exhilarating a€œSystem Failurea€ features numerous references to earlier characters. The much shorter final yarn, a€œA Boy and His Cat, a€ spotlights Travis, a significant character in a prior story (under another name), who endures a tragic event that ultimately leads to his powerful status later in life. Disjointed storylines dona€™t diminish Napiera€™s endearing and contagious adoration of the sci-fi genre. ---- The book is not your average read. If I may use a tree analogy. It's like reading different branches that form into a solid structure and dig to the roots. Be brave. Give it a chance and it will take you to the heights of euphoria. -JR NapierIt has a white tented circular shower. The entire room pulsates with ... This seems more like a five star hotel then a military base. Lana thinks. The soldier leaves the room and the door closes behind her. She walks down the hallway a few stopsanbsp;...

Title:Beta Earth: Legacy
Author:J.R. Napier
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - 2014-10-25


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