Planet of Creation

Fiction - Fantasy - General
328 Pages
Reviewed on 03/30/2013
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Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers' Favorite

In this book, the author Linda Arena has thrown all the possible portals of adult science fiction fantasy tales wide open, revealed many portals hitherto unknown, and thrown all known scientific as well as theological theories of the creation of mankind right out of the window. The beginning of the book itself is startling with an unlikely setting in a volcano where a small group of an amazing alien race known as the 'Guardians', with names drawn from different mythologies of the Planet Earth, have resided hidden for many millennia. The 'Guardians' have lived for aeons, faithfully caring for the Earth, and the humanoid creations of one of them named Prometheus, who turns renegade and deserts Earth to wreak havoc across the universe. Within a few chapters, the Guardians have left the Earth for another planet “Darius”, sent back an amazing organic Spaceship named “Rosie”, to collect a most usual ensemble of passengers, ranging from a Geologist and a Paleontologist to a Doctor as well as the leading lady of the tale, Rachael Madison and her old mother. Rosie's mandate is to bring them all to Darius, so that their unlikely little army can rescue the Guardians who have been imprisoned by the renegade Prometheus. The reader is then taken on an exhilarating roller coaster ride spanning lifetimes and galaxies and truly fantastical scenarios right out of the highest echelons of pure fantasy science fiction.

Myriad fantasy creatures emerge in myriad subplots, each fantastical to the extreme, yet, because of the skill with which the author has woven all the threads into a rippling fabric of rich and royal hue, the book grips the reader, who has no option but to hang on to his seat all the way to an unforgettable finale.