Title: Brandon Marlow and the Alpha in the Omega
Author: Eric Livingston
Review: I don’t really know how to write this review. I read the first of the series and the review of that book can be found here. This book left me confused in the beginning with what was going on…I’m still not completely sure about why a jacket? The middle became more clear and interesting enough that I read more than half in one sitting. The end? What can I say about the end? I really do not have a clue. I’m not sure where the author was going with this book…Banned Book Lists…maybe? I am one of the brainwashed human enslaved by the Demigod Alpha….I guess? Am I insulted? No…I’m just extremely confused what the heck!
I don’t want to ruin the book for anyone reading it or planning to in the future so *SPOILER ALERT – Christ is the son of Zeus and he enslaved the human race with illusion and demigod magic…Brandon and his buddies must bring him down and rescue the followers from him and the Apostle John(maybe it was Peter….I wasn’t really paying attention at this point.) So Banned Book List…most likely….do I care….NO….disjointed by this story and the way the characters are developing…YES and not just the weird twist with Christ…the weird twist with the whole story line.
I wish I could tell you that the story has redeeming values worth overlooking the rest….I didn’t find any…but you might. Finding out what Brandon was up to after the last book was worthy of the ½ star.
Publisher: EDL Epic Designs (January 26, 2012)
Quick Review: 1 1/2 Stars out of 5.
Where Did I Read the Book: Sent by the author for review.
Synopsis: The war between Humans and Gods threatened the existence of both races when the powerful half-human, half-god offspring of the Gods known as Demigods brought their powers into the struggle. The Gods knew that for their way of life to continue, they had to fade into Humanity's memory. To do so, Zeus unleashed one of his most powerful weapons as a distraction - his own son, Alpha, the most powerful Demigod in history. Alpha's incredible powers had soon enslaved the Human race, so Zeus locked his son away forever before Alpha could use his Followers to challenge the Gods of Olympus. At the School in Tartarus where students learn the skills to continue to wage the war on the Gods, Brandon Marlowe is back, continuing his second year. Having attained a ranking as the 10th best student in the School, Brandon is finally granted access to the restricted Omega library. Driven there by his relentless desire to learn the truth about his older brother's death, Brandon will also discover the carefully guarded secret of Alpha's existence. As more about the terrible threat he posed to the Human world is revealed, the top students in the school learn an even more terrible truth. Alpha's Followers are poised to release him into the world once again, and unless Brandon and the other ranked students can stop them, Humanity will fall.
Author Biography: Eric Livingston is a University of Tulsa graduate, with a degree in biochemistry. He married his college sweetheart, an English major who encouraged him to pursue his writing career. They currently reside in Houston, Texas, where Livingston was born.