Abduction Chronicles: Genesis by Peter John
Abduction Chronicles: Genesis by Peter John is told from the first person point of view of Colonel Petros Arkansas aka Armpit. Petros is a retired Spec Ops agent who has worked for the military in South Africa, the UK and the US as well as numerous intelligence agencies. He was a highly skilled operative, which is why he was abducted by aliens. Petros recounts the story of his abduction and training. He trains in video game like simulations and with magical beings to increase his abilities and level up. He’s basically been drafted into an intergalactic military corp and is being trained to go on intergalactic war missions. Will he be successful?
Explicit Content Warning: This book does contain a fair share of violence along with some swearing. If you don’t like bloody battles and death in your books, you might want to skip this one.
This is the first book in a series and the story is extremely complex. Peter John has created entire planets, races and ways of life for this intergalactic tale. Being told from Petros’ point of view, we’re learning all this new information right along with him and can relate to shock and confusion he’s feeling. It’s obvious that a lot of thought and creativity went into this book and it certainly isn’t wasted. The descriptions are incredibly detailed, allowing the reader to easily visualize each being or place as Petros sees them.
John also makes a point of highlighting side goals within Petros’ training which bring attention to smaller storylines that intertwine with the main one. We are introduced to a few different alien races and learn of their relations with the “Ancients” or “Absinthe” that abducted Petros. Each race has an agenda of their own along with the main goal they all share. It’s interesting to witness the reactions and thought processes of Petros as he comes to terms with his new situation and all the nuances of dealing with alien races.
If you like fantasy or sci-fi, you’re sure to enjoy Abduction Chronicles: Genesis by Peter John. It is an imaginative and well-developed mix of both genres that will keep you on your toes.
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