Gods of Kiranis

Fiction - Science Fiction
365 Pages
Reviewed on 04/07/2021
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Author Biography

Ronald has degrees in Ancient History, and Theology; as well as a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, all from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He is a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, Dune, and Battlestar Galactica; as well as a reader of Heroic Fantasy from the likes of David Gemmell, David Eddings, and Raymond E. Feist.

He lives with his wife, two daughters, and his Shichon, Monty, in Ireland, and has been writing since 1991.

The Kiranis series is big and bold, with underlying philosophies and dark insights intricately woven into an epic Space Opera-esque saga. Merging Science Fiction tropes with Fantasy staples, Ronald weaves an epic story that redefines and reinvigorates both genres.

The story of Kiranis began over 20 years ago as a Sci-Fi trilogy with a Star Trek feel, but Ronald's love for Heroic Fantasy intruded, and he started working on a Fantasy trilogy. Over time, the two projects coalesced of their own sentient accord, evolving into Kiranis. He is confident that despite covering some familiar territory (as is the way with genre writing), the universe he has created is something new and wonderful.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Gods of Kiranis is the first book in the Kiranis series by Ronald A. Geobey. Chaos is just around the corner, and it seems like no one can stop it. An alien structure is surrounding Earth, and no one knows what the aliens want. Mannix Relland, the Patriarch of the Church of the New Elect, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep humankind safe, even if it means making an alliance with a species humanity has no knowledge of. While the young and ambitious Cana is ready to do whatever it takes to perform his job, Councilor Cassandra Messina questions the Church's intentions. Cassandra's god promises her a better future, something far more glorious than what Relland could ever give humans. However, there is a more significant player in the game that no one knows about. He calls himself the Prophet and is the only one who knows what is going on and how to turn things to his advantage. What will happen now? Is this the beginning of the end?

There are many characters, and each of them has a considerable part to play in the progress of Gods of Kiranis. Ronald A. Geobey adds different kinds of characters to further the plot and make it enjoyable. For example, Naveen and Cassandra are confident characters, Cana is more vulnerable, the Kwaios are a little too sure. In contrast, Adam and Valentina are simple humans struggling to make sense of the chaos around them. The pace is fast; it is packed with action and the narrative is dramatic. The author merges fantasy with science fiction in an intricate plot. The background building is intense, the plot is complex, and the characters are realistic. It adds depth to the story and makes it even more enjoyable. It is a series to keep an eye on.

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Science fiction is a broad church, you can find anything and any type you're after within its bounds, ranging from languid world-building and commentary through to non-stop interstellar conflict and struggle. Geobey's Kiranis: Gods of Kiranis falls clearly towards the latter.

The premise is new, the setting intricate, with the action and twists in the plot continuous, unexpected, and engaging. Elements of science fiction and fantasy that you may think you are familiar with are given new nuance, with a host of characters and species that will leave you wanting more.

Which is all to the good. Gods of Kiranis is the first in a series, and thankfully so; Geobey's imagination refuses, I think, to be constrained to merely one book.

If you like your science fiction fast, furious, and twisting, this one is for you.