Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Review: People of the Sun by Jason Parent

People of the Sun by Jason Parent

My Rating:

People of the Sun has everything I love to find in a book. It's a mix of horror, sci-fi, thriller, and dark fantasy, and it ticked all the boxes for me - I'm especially fussy when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy too, so they are not boxes that are easily ticked! It really has something for every reader within its pages. Seriously, is there anything this guy can't put his pen to?

I was totally captivated by the characters, completely immersed in their world, their experiences and their emotions. The world around me ceased to exist while I had the book in my hands. I enjoyed watching the characters grow and change throughout the story. Seeing them become more human and relatable, both for the better and for the worse.

People of the Sun explores what it is to be human, it delves into the good, and the bad, and the effect they have on those around us. It's a sad poignant tale, but at the same time it's tension filled and has plenty of action. I was sad to see the story come to an end. I tried to draw it out. I didn't want to say goodbye. I wanted to savour it and stay with the characters longer, but I failed miserably and ended up reading it in one sitting. I really hope there is more to this story in the future especially after that ending, it killed me.

Highly recommended!

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People of the Sun, Synopsis

  • Print Length: 327 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sinister Grin Press (March 15, 2017)
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2017

    All life comes from the sun. Sometimes, death comes with it.

    Filled with hope and driven by fear, four would-be heroes are driven from their home planet in a desperate bid to save their civilisation from extinction. But survival takes on a whole new meaning when a malfunction sends their ship plummeting toward Earth.

    Surviving the crash is only the first obstacle on their path to salvation. The marooned aliens soon discover that Earth’s beautiful exterior masks an ugly foundation, a place inhabited by a warrior race that’s on a path toward self-destruction.

    Brimming with action and intrigue, People of the Sun is sure to entice fans of dark fantasy and sci-fi thrillers such as Watchmen and I Am Number Four. 


    Jason Parent, Biography

    In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. Formerly from the Southeastern Massachusetts region, he recently moved to Rhode Island to be near his work. 
    In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge . . . as a civil litigator. When he finally tired of Latin phrases no one knew how to pronounce and explaining to people that real lawsuits are not started, tried and finalized within the 60-minute timeframe they see on TV (it's harassing the witness; no one throws vicious woodland creatures at them), he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got repossessed the next day, and he's back in the legal field . . . sorta. But that's another story.


     Praise for People of the Sun

    "Jason Parent has penned a thought-provoking, gripping sci-fi thriller. This isn't your grandma's alien invasion. My own world stopped the moment I stepped into People of the Sun. Lovers of science fiction, horror and even super heroes will revel in this roller-coaster of a tale. A true must-read!" -Hunter Shea, author of We Are Always Watching and The Jersey Devil

    With his own indelible blend of tension and dark humour, Jason Parent’s latest page-turner reminds me of what you’d get if you crossed Isaac Asimov with Kurt Vonnegut. In addition to being fast-paced and wildly entertaining, Parent’s novel also offers the occasional flash of insight into the human (and not-so-human) condition, and displays Parent’s talent for turning a given genre on its head.” -Michael Meyerhofer, author of The Dragonkin Trilogy



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    1. Wow, thanks Scarlet, for reviewing my book and for the praise you've given in that review. Your opinion means a ton to me, and I'll always respect it, even if you think my next book would make better toilet paper - just be wary of paper cuts. :)

    2. Toilet paper, never! I'd make little origami spiders from it instead, LOL.

    3. Sounds like a great read and your review has perked up my ears but the blurb says " Brimming with action and intrigue" Just how much action is there? I'm not a huge fan of the action ;)

      Great review, Scarlet.

    4. It's balanced out nicely. The action isn't overly done or central to the plot, it more compliments the story. I think you'll enjoy it. It's the characterisation and the human aspect that shines. It's really unqiue and hard to put a label on, it's sorta like avatar meets avengers. A coming of age but with aliens to human rather than young to old. I don't think I could explain it well enough to do it justice lol.