Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening

Blurb via GoodreadsA plan is exposed, centuries in the making and so sinister not even the legend himself could have predicted the depth of its impact on the world. In his lifetime Stefano Terenzio had a merciless ambition for absolute power. Two generations later the shock wave he ignited was still being felt. Now, as the world inches closer to 2012 sides are chosen, families divide and an...more A plan is exposed, centuries in the making and so sinister not even the legend himself could have predicted the depth of its impact on the world. In his lifetime Stefano Terenzio had a merciless ambition for absolute power. Two generations later the shock wave he ignited was still being felt. Now, as the world inches closer to 2012 sides are chosen, families divide and an epic battle begins that will determine whether mankind continues existing in a world of lies or shatters the chains that have held us prisoner since his-story was written. "I will die to see my will done, and it will be done." Shocking yet hopeful, Synarchy slowly unravels the tightly laced reality we have created for ourselves. Blending the metaphysical with conspiracy, fact with fiction, debut author DCS has opened up a world that will force you to rethink everything you believe about your own. The knowledge within provokes the question: do you really want to know

My review. 
I was extremely excited and filled with excitement and trepidation when I was approached to read and review The Synarchy Series. Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening.  Excitement, because every book is an adventure.  Trepidation because although I love to watch Sci - Fi I have found that reading the genre is, for me, not a pleasant experience.  I have read few and liked even less.  So I started on Synarchy, The Awakening with torn emotions.  At first you meet aliens.  I like aliens, especially the kind you find on earth.  They are for the most part a really cool twist.  But very few authors can pull off writing about aliens, they either ends up being too alien (do not pardon the pun) or they turn out to be way too human, taking away the cool weirdness that should be ET.  Then you meet the Costa Nostra.  I kid you not.  Families with bloodlines older than memory who will as soon cap you as hug you.  So here a twist entered the story from almost the get go.  These mafia guys, being mafia and killing people, are cool.   They are also the people that hold the key to the universe's in their hands.  But that is not the cool part (although it is pretty awesome).  The really cool part is the fact that like with any and all families you always have the black sheep.  Here the black sheep are not the ones who cap too many people but who end up on the wrong side of a fight from well . . . I do not want to give away the plot.  So the reader gets drawn into a family drama where you will end up rooting for the "Soprano's".  I could not believe this authors mastery of the written word in getting me to voice, many times quite vocally for one member of the family to slap that rotten, two timing . . .sun of a . . . or simply to do humanity a favor and get rid of the sorry excuse of a . . . . .  Ironically as it turns out.  My pleads to rid humanity of their sorry souls turned out to be a very, very valid one. 
So you have aliens.  Cool aliens, might I remind you. You have the mob and you have events that have been set in motion in time in memoriam.  So what do you need to take this story further?  Eastern Mysticism of course, The Mayan prophecy and technology that blows your mind. 
So by now I guess you think that you have heard it all.  Ah, but I am not done!  The author injects a healthy dose of political comment, love affairs that span over time and is so poignant that it leaves the reader breathless.  So, recap, aliens, mafia, enlightened masters, politics, love affairs, Mayan prophecies.  Seriously?  Seriously!  All written into possibly the best Sci Fi story I have ever read.  This is a masterful story written in terms where you as reader is up to date with every character, their motivation and their lives, lost and loves.  It is an incredible story in that even with these multitudes of story plots the author has fully formed characters with charm, whit and faults.  The settings are described and root the characters and the story line perfectly.
So sit up and take notice.  The author was awesome enough to include the second book in this eight part series for me, upon sending the first one.  I am counting down the hours to tonight when I can start on the second one immediately.  But this one, I will prolong.  I have to.  The suspense will kill me if I don’t.  She is busy writing the third in the series and needs to get a move on. Humanity will either self destruct or cease to exist in this form come December 21. 2012.  I plan to read all her books before either scenario takes place.
I give this book an 8 ********star rating.  Even those of us (we don’t read Sci Fi) readers will love this.  It is really a must read filled with intrigue and sorrow, loss and love and hope.  I would have given it a 10 ********** rating if I could.  But I may need more stars for the second book for which a movie deal has already been signed.  I absolutely adore this book and so I say, go get it….. NOW……
About this author via Goodreads

DCS considers herself a revolutionary, a spiritual activist, and a story-teller. Few things make her as happy as putting pen to paper, and creating new worlds to share with others.

The science-fiction thriller author of critically acclaimed, The Synarchy Series. Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening and Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension, are the first in what will be an eight book series. The novels have been called, “The Godfather meets Stargate.” & “Better than science-fiction.” Synarchy Books 1 and 2 have been optioned to be made into a major motion film, due out in the winter of 2012. DCS is the primary script writer for the movie, working with Producer/Director Aaron Williams to translate her vision onto the big screen.

Always full of creative
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DCS considers herself a revolutionary, a spiritual activist, and a story-teller. Few things make her as happy as putting pen to paper, and creating new worlds to share with others.

The science-fiction thriller author of critically acclaimed, The Synarchy Series. Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening and Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension, are the first in what will be an eight book series. The novels have been called, “The Godfather meets Stargate.” & “Better than science-fiction.” Synarchy Books 1 and 2 have been optioned to be made into a major motion film, due out in the winter of 2012. DCS is the primary script writer for the movie, working with Producer/Director Aaron Williams to translate her vision onto the big screen.

Always full of creative ideas, DCS has created a text based, free form role-play game based off The Syanrchy Series. Called, The Awakened, the RPG allows players to interact with characters from the novel in real time. The website is currently under construction but you can visit the message boards by clicking here.

DCS is also a comic book writer. While doing an interview for InvestComics TV, DCS meet and befriended DarkBrain creator Andrew Zar. She completed the first arc for The Church of One Series. She has also written The Butcher Series, contributed to the Pissy Pussy Sunday comic, and is now working with Andrew on one of his most ambitious projects, The Ascension graphic novel that will combine four independent arcs into one massive interlaced story.

Aside from being a story-teller, DCS is also a radio show host. You can hear her and her co-host Melchizedek (SVT Pub’s very own Scott Story) on The Mind of DCS Radio which airs every Saturday evening at 7pm CST on the Public Service Network

DCS currently lives in New Orleans, LA and has joint custody of a Siberian Husky named, Angel
Both my copies. . . . Woo hoo!!

A photo of the author D C S.  Remember her name.....



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