Gaia’s Majesty Review (Fantasy / Speculative Fiction)

Gaia's Majesty

About Gaia’s Majesty: Discovery
Our earth mother, Gaia, was intrigued by clever creatures developing on her Earth. She believed they held promise but also danger for themselves and her planet.

Wisely Gaia reserved a gifted population of women dedicated to earth’s stewardship to safeguard the future of humankind. They remained in cities in the sea called Tethys. They would be a genetic pool if she needed to restart the species. The ones in the sea were called Progenitors and had lower fishlike bodies when in the sea but could morph to totally human form on land. Some members, called Primals, lived on the land and among them were a defense force, predominantly women, called the Andromeda. From these people were born the myths of mermaids and amazons. Together they are called Tethyans.

Opposed to the Tethyans are the Overlords. While Tethyans devote themselves to the stewardship of humankind and the earth, the Overlords are devoted only to profit and power.

Gaia’s Majesty: Discovery begins the trilogy which explores if Gaia’s preparations will succeed. Is this story a myth, or like so many myths, does it reside on the cusp of reality? – Goodreads


Gaia’s Majesty: Discovery

The plot of Gaia’s Majesty: Discovery is a good one. One that, if done well, could make for a really intriguing book. Unfortunately, the author does not quite have the writing skill needed at this time to pull it off. The problems were fairly basic. 3 Star Rated Gaia's Majesty Review

1.) Tell, Tell, Tell instead of show. The story was delivered in a style that took all the tension out of it. When I’m told pretty much every little thing that every character is thinking or doing, it quickly loses its interest. This also made the story very predictable.

2.) Everything was black and white.  Everyone seemed to be either ridiculously good, or ridiculously bad. There was little in-between, and that, in itself, was unbelievable.

3.) Overly-simplistic language with many cases of repetitiveness. Many times this book felt like it was being written by someone much younger and less experienced in the world. When you add to that the blatant repetitiveness contained within, it quickly lost its appeal.

Its obvious the author put thought into the world he created, what with the Maelstrom, Overlords, Primals, etc.  I also like the way he’s trying to tackle basic issues, like the need to care for our world, but the way in which it is handled does not lend itself to an enjoyable read.

Overall, I just wish there was a bit more show, a lot less tell, some character refinement, and some of the unnecessary length added by some of the other problems to be taken out. As I said before, its an intriguing idea, it just needs some polishing.

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Title: Gaia’s Majesty: Discovery – An Unbearable Choice | Series: Gaia’s Majesty Trilogy | Author: Roger B. Burt (site) | Publisher: Bivens and Jensen Publishing | Pub. Date: 2015-10-7 | Pages: 544 | ISBN13: 9781935994237 | Genre: Fantasy & Speculative Fiction | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-12-18 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest revew.

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