Happy Sunday lovely people! I hope you all get to go out and do a bit of exercise today (weather dependant!). I’ve got another book review for you today – hoorah!! The Betrayal of Ka is an action packed sci-fi adventure by Shea Oliver, and Book 1 in The Transprophetics series. I’m not usually a huge fan of sci-fi but I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to book 2!
As the spaceship secretly lands on Earth, Ka’s mission is clear: find and kill Transprophetics. His shipmates think of him as a killer. On his home planet of Koranth, he is considered a murderer. Haunted in his dreams by the boy whose life he stole, Ka struggles to define who he really is.
A girl in a temple in Thailand. A boy kidnapped in Mexico. Both can do the impossible. Both can move objects with their minds. These two Transprophetics pose grave risks to the Donovackia Corporation as it plans its invasion of Earth.
With a blade in his hand, Ka’s decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.
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I’m not usually a huge sci-fi fan but I absolutely enjoyed it!
On Koranth, Ka is a young boy, getting mixed up in things that he shouldn’t when he makes a massive mistake – a mistake that he will have to live for forever in more ways than one. His life & journey is tumultuous, and in the end he has to make a decision between right and wrong…..but does he make the right one?
On Earth, there are people that can move things with their mind. But what do they have to do with the beings on Koranth? What do the Interplanetary Agencies have to do with anything? What is the Donovackia Corporation planning? And how does it all tie in? You will have to read to find out!
I thoroughly enjoyed this booK! There are a number of storylines playing out throughout – the story of Ka, what the Donovackia Corporation are up to, what the Minister is planning, and what’s happening to Dylan, his brother Bjorn and their family on Earth. Although the chapters do change from one to another, it’s easy to keep track of and draws you in even more.
The plot is full of action; it’s dark in places and covers some sensitive subjects such as gang rape and violence, and harm against children but don’t let that put you off. The experiences that some of the characters go through is the making of them, and helps you to ‘build’ a relationship with them as you go along on the journey with them.
You will either love or hate the characters! I found there was no in-between!! I absolutely adore Ka! Despite the fact that he hasn’t always made the best decisions, he really does pay for it and comes out the other side eventually. He’s a complicated characters and the author has done a fabulous job of helping the reader to really get to know and understand him. Dylan is an amazing kid who just wants to care for his brother – the responsibility he places on himself is heartwarming, but you can feel the burden as well. Atticus is also fantastic – but I’ll let you make your own decisions on him!
There were twists and turns in this that I didn’t expect at all! One in particular I was completely gobsmacked about and didn’t see it coming in the slightest! And the ending blew me away! I’m so glad that Book 2 is out now and just wish that I could get on with reading it straight away! It is most definitely going on my TBR pile.
If you love action, fantasy, thriller or sci-fi you will love this book. It takes you on a superb journey, will have you pulse racing and will bring out so many different emotions! This comes highly recommended by me!
about the author
*Bio & photo courtesy of Amazon
Shea Oliver lives in Niwot, Colorado, near the base of the Rocky Mountains. He can often be found wandering through mountain forests and alpine tundra. An avid hiker and photographer, he often uses his time in the mountains to work through various characters and plots. When he is not enjoying nature, Shea is devoted father of two teenage sons and a serial entrepreneur.
A massive thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review, and for their patience in getting this review published.
Hope you all have a fantastic day and stay safe friends.