Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Kabrini Message Book Review

An alien race. A shocking message. Let the evolution begin…

During an archaeological dig in Greece, Jeffrey Driscoll stumbles upon a miraculous find: ancient crystals with celestial coordinates that will connect humankind with the Kabrini, a highly advanced alien civilization. His discovery leads him on a quest from the jungles of Africa to the Islands of Greece, from the streets of London to the tombs of Egypt, from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, Jamaica, and Vienna, and finally to the deepest depths of space and Earth’s first global space effort, the Legacy mission.

When Driscoll Mining and the U.S. Army complete deep space construction of the Kabrini communications network, the Legacy mission is deemed a success. But a dangerous terrorist group hungers for revenge, and Driscoll will stop at nothing to save the project. As his obsession with the Legacy mission spirals out of control, he risks losing everything—his company, his grasp on reality, and the one thing he’s ever truly loved: his wife. And when humankind finally makes contact, they discover the Kabrini Message isn't exactly what they expected to hear…

Author, J.R. Egles

Title: The Kabrini Message
Author: J.R. Egles
Publisher: Etopia Press, April 22, 2013 (paperback); January 17, 2013 (digital)
Format: Mobi; ePub
Genre: Science Fiction; Action Adventure
Location(s) Available: Barnes and NobleAmazonAmazon UK

One of the main reasons I signed up to with Writer Site to review The Kabrini Message was because I wanted to help spread the legacy of author J.R. Egles (who's no longer with us) through his writing. While I do read science fiction and enjoy it, it is not my go to genre of choice. The Kabrini Message was also a way for me to pick up a sci-fi book and I do no regret it at all. 

The Kabrini Message definitely has action and adventure through out the book. It has comedy, love and most definitely the science fiction. When I began reading it, I felt like I was watching an Indiana Jones movie because of the all the action in the beginning. The action was comedic in that the adventurers set out on their quest, prevail in their quest, yet through a series of funny events that leave you wondering how in the world did they ever come up with such a plan. 

The story is told over a series of quite a few years. We get to see how the main character, Jeff, has grown and matured since his days of an adventurer. While he's always been an intelligent person, we get to see him put his intelligence to fruition. 

While the story also had an Indiana Jones feel to it, it also delivered quite well with the science fiction part. This was quite entertaining because it reminded me of several Doctor Who episodes (I enjoy watching Doctor Who and his space adventures). 

Discovered manuscript
However, put all that aside because what I took away from the book and what stayed with me the most, was the message the Kabrini sent to planet Earth, not the U.S.A., not Europe, not Asia, not any other country but to planet Earth. It really makes you think, as an individual, what life really is about. What being part of the human race really is about. Yes, we may be citizens of a particular country, but, in the end we are all part of the human race and as one race, we all share and live together in the wonderful and amazing planet we call home, Earth. 

I agree that The Kabrini Message was written years before it's time. That's part of what science fiction is about, thinking ahead of your current time to a near or distant future. Creating these wonderful stories and images for us to see and think, "wow, can that really happen?". Also, thinking ahead of how these what if's scenarios can impact society and what society will be like years from now. Now, I'm not saying that receiving alien messages will happen. However, the message behind the book, yeah... we are living that now and I suspect we'll be living it for quite some time to come. 

Please leave any thoughts for J.R. Egles family to read and enjoy. Thanks for reading! 

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