Good Morning Peeps! We had temps up to 73 degrees yesterday and it was beautiful and sunny; absolutely perfect!
It was too nice a day to spend inside reading, so my night was spent with Samuel Odunis Jr's Age of the Aura, Phase 1: Champions of Power.
This is the synopsis from Goodreads:
The Blessed Galaxy has no other name. After being gifted with the Auras—five great powerhouses of celestial creation—the title was a suitable fit. For millennia, the governing bodies have ruled their respective reaches of the Galaxy while harnessing the might of the Auras. But now they face the threat of a calamity, from an unlikely source, that could shake the lives of all.
Lowen Sars, a devout man of science, decides to take on the burden of saving the Galaxy’s people once he learns of the calamity. But he soon realizes that the role of a hero was a calling not meant for him, even with his sudden promotion. In his process of self-discovery, Lowen begins the fateful saga of not only the Blessed Galaxy, but also the kingdom in possession of the corrupt Aura.
This is definitely a Science Fiction read and really quite impressive. Although it is a short read at 137 pages, there is a lot of world building and definition set forth in this first edition. The characters are well defined and we learn that life as they know it will cease to exist in a matter of three years. Lowen Sars sets out to defy his own council after they shut him down in his efforts to save the people from the inevitable, but he enlists the aide of the ruthless Rodassians who have a secret agenda of their own.
The book is written in alternative chapters....one from Lowen's home planet, the next from the planet whose aura is being stolen. It was indeed an interesting concept and I enjoyed the read, although science fiction is not usually my thing. I have many questions left in my mind's eye and look forward to Mr Odunis's continued labor of love!