The Countdown Begins (End of the Sixth Age)

Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
58 Pages
Reviewed on 09/14/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by J. M. Erickson for Readers' Favorite

Bill Best's 2020: The Countdown Begins – End of the Sixth Age is the second installment of a novella series that pits the very dangerous US Senator Jason Matthews with clear plans for global domination against a genetically enhanced super human, Stacey Townsend, with matching super strength, intelligence and faith in God. The action starts immediately with Stacey presumably trapped for capture and return to senator’s control. In keeping with her superior strength and intellect, she escapes, disarms her captors, and disappears in a well practiced manner. At the same time, Jason continues with his multi-pronged planning and operations that are moving the world towards anarchy with the purpose of a new world order.

For such a short format, Bill Best does a very good job in creating textured characters you can’t help but want to learn more about with a compelling set-up of “good versus evil” embedded in its plot line. With Stacey and Jason’s back stories, it is easy to see that they are flawed individuals driven by their own obsessions, passions and personal histories. With one it is a story of falling off the path and finding redemption; for the other it is a missed opportunity for salvation. This is a well crafted story with a compelling story arc, swift actions, and characters that are appealing. Excellent story in plot, character development, and solid pacing. While there is a strong emphasis on Christianity’s tenets, it does not overshadow the story’s solid course.