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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I read a lot of science fiction. I don’t read nearly as much Christian fiction as I do science fiction, but I do read some occasionally. Never have I seen these two genres blended so smoothly and so well as Gary W. Ritter does it in Alien Revelation. This novel is the first book in a series called The Unveiling (Sons of God Chronicles). I look forward to reading the entire series. It is action packed. It has exciting things happening to interesting characters. But I guess the most important thing is that it is true to both genres in a way that requires a lot of hard work. The science is on point and realistically written. The same can be said of the biblical references. I think the writing will satisfy fans of both genres, which will probably be a boon to the writing career of Gary W. Ritter. I see he has already won one award for this novel, and I predict more for the series.
There were a lot of things I liked about The Unveiling. First and foremost was the writing itself. You can’t successfully pull off a blending of genres as in this book unless the writing is good. Gary W. Ritter pulls it off in style and that is something hard to do. The plot has depth. The characters come off as realistic, and you feel genuine sympathy for some of them. They are torn and seek a moral compass, but true morality has little relevance in this future that has been hijacked by aliens and their superior technology. If you are a Christian looking for the relevance of your beliefs in a world dominated by science, this is the novel for you. If you just like action-packed science fiction novels, you will also like Alien Revelation.