Book: Antioch - A Dystopian Future Collides with Ancient Rome (The Sword of Agrippa Book 1) by Gregory Nesscategories: Book, Antioch, Science Fiction, Reincarnation, Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, Marcus Agrippa, Dystopian
Gregory Nessabout this book: Wonder Junkies: Enter the Rabbit Hole with this dystopian sci-fi series.
In the near future a scientist dreams at night about the rise of western civilization. During the day he witnesses the beginning of its destruction.
• "A gripping and enthralling blend of fact and hard science-fiction, Antioch is not only a highly entertaining Dystopian novel, but sure to engender serious reflection as Ness adds unique and powerful twists that bridge multiple genres. A superb story with gathering momentum, his characters are vividly real, their overriding sense of purpose drawing his readers into impressively imaginative disparate timelines where an overriding sense of authenticity prevails. It's an impressive achievement, but it's the undeniable social commentary that elevates Antioch above its rivals. Drawing on history, science, politics and religion, it's woven through multiple plot threads as a thematic undertone whilst persuasive well-rounded characterisation and sublime descriptive prose render scenes that are compelling and immersive. There are a few tropes found in Antioch, but to his credit Ness doesn't exploit them to the point where we find ourselves reminded of other stories. His narrative is evenly paced and from a purely writing standpoint, he proves himself to be one of the best."
• "Worrisomely on target..." — David Brin
• "A masterful piece of writing." — Real Laplaine
• "Antioch is, in every sense of the word, a masterpiece and epic beginning to what will undoubtedly be an epic series and one you must certainly add to your reading shelf." — Book Viral
• "Five Stars" — Having Faith Book Blog (UK)
• "Prepare for a surreal adventure written with great skill." — Grady Harp, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer
• "This is a terrific first novel. I definitely will read it again. And again." — Amazon Top 1000 reviewer
• "Dark energy became beautiful. A discussion about energy and sensors? Riveting." — Undiscovered Tomes
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