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The Crimson Deathbringer #BookReview

The Akakies, a peaceful, technologically advanced alien species known as “the galaxy’s pranksters,” are under attack by the Xortaags, a vicious military race bent on conquering the universe. The Xortaags are deadly, but Tarq, the Akakies’ chief strategist and legendary shadow master, has a plan.

Meanwhile on Earth, Jim, a wise-cracking, movie-quoting, OCD-suffering fighter pilot, is about to propose to his girlfriend Liz when his childhood friend Kurt shows up at his house, injured and covered in blood. Kurt is a freedom fighter/super- assassin hunted by a brutal military dictatorship’s security forces.  Soon after, Jim, Liz and Kurt’s lives are set to crash with a galactic war that threatens the very existence of the human race.

Can our heroes save humanity from the wrath of an overwhelming enemy?

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Title: The Crimson Deathbringer | Author: Sean Robins | Publisher: Creativia | Pub. Date: 3 May 2019 |ASIN: B07PQVGD81 | Pages: 354 | Genre: Science Fiction | Language: English | Triggers: Suicide, Child death (not shown, refereed to in a war setting) | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Source: I was provided a copy for review consideration

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The Crimson Deathbringer Review

Are you ready for the invasion?

The Crimson Deathbringer straps you into a fantastical science fiction adventure filled with action. A group of malicious aliens called the Xortaags set out to alienate humans and colonate Earth. The human race must rely on help from the Akakies, a technologically advanced race of aliens who want to destroy the Xortaags once and for all. With a bold cast of characters, this amped up plot will leave you salivating for more.

I loved the unique futuristic story world, filled with fun technological advancements. Mind control machines, time jumps throughout space, and protective force fields are just a few items you’ll encounter in this story set in 2047. But the brave plot line is what elevates this story. Nothing is held back. The Akakies plan to save humanity involves sacrifice and bravery unlike any I’ve come across within a book, and while the bold plot twist may have failed within a different world, they only create more tension and heart pounding excitement within The Crimson Deathbringer.

I loved the characters, especially Tarq, the Akakies’ chief strategis. The Akakies are known not only for being one of the most technologically advanced alien species in the universe, but for being notorious pranksters. Tarq never passes up an opportunity to mess with his fellow soldiers, even in the most inappropriate times. It’s amazing, and much needed comic relief. The dialog is cleaver, witty and always realistic to the characters and situations.

My only concern was pacing within the first third of the book. There are two plots developing. The humans, who are dealing with a dictator-type ruler of Earth, and the aliens who are engaged in their own war. It took awhile for the two stories to connect, and I found myself wondering how it would even be possible. Luckily, when the big moment came, I wasn’t disappointed. And even though it did feel like a slow burn in the beginning, I was still fully engaged with the different worlds. You will easily sink into this story.

If you’re a fan of alien invasion science fiction, this is the book for you.

So get ready.

The Xortaags coming.

You can find this book at many retailers via clicking on the appropriate link on Goodreads (Buying direct from retailers is a good way to support indie authors); however, in the spirit of supporting literacy programs, we would like to point out that you may be able to purchase this book through BetterWorldBooks.

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  1. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “0”. Reason: Failed GASP Bot Filter Test (checkbox) *]
    Hi Niko. Thank you soooooo much for the great review!! I found this totally by accident. It really made my day, and I proudly shared it everywhere. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that you liked my book:)

    • Nico_B

      Thanks so much!

  2. Maybe this is worth putting on my to read list…

    • [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “0”. Reason: Failed GASP Bot Filter Test (checkbox) *]
      It is. I promise:) I have 81 positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads up to now, and The Crimson Deathbringer was Amazon No.1 hot new release in May and hit No 1 bestseller early this months:)

      • Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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