Exodus Conflict

Fiction - Science Fiction
352 Pages
Reviewed on 10/06/2013
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Author Biography

Michael J. Brooks holds a BA in art and an MFA. His first novel, Exodus Conflict, was a finalist of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, in the sci-fi/fantasy category.
As he currently tries to balance his busy life in Washington, DC, he seeks to write science fiction novels which are not meant to be only entertainment but to address some of the most crucial issues of our time and explore the trials of being human. He hopes to create characters that people can relate to and stories that will have an impact on them long after they are finished reading one of his novels.

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Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

With Earth being near complete destruction in Michael J. Brooks’ novel, Exodus Conflict, the nations that were still able to function established the Earth United Front (EUF) in an attempt to ensure the survival of the human race. A Second Earth was established to create a new home and a new civilization on a planet deep inside the Milky Way galaxy. In order to establish the new colonies, however, humans have to battle another race of people called the Zull, who are also trying to avoid being annihilated. Alex Mercer, a journalist, takes a trip to Second Earth to try to understand why the war has lasted for such a long time. While on Second Earth, he meets a cold-eyed EUF soldier, Andrea Blair, who is war hardened and thick skinned from all of the death and destruction that she has witnessed. Alex decides that there is more to Andrea than her hard exterior and makes it his mission to break through that rough shell to see if he can keep Zull and humankind from destroying each other. The challenge won’t be an easy one as all parties are stubbornly set on surviving the only way they know how.

Exodus Conflict is a thrilling and suspenseful novel that is not only about the continued existence of two different species, but also a story about inner conflicts of Alex and Andrea as they struggle to recover lives filled with love, joy, and peace. The inner struggle is perhaps more difficult than the battle that rages between the Zull and humans. As the reader turns the pages, each layer of both struggles will be revealed in a well written plot which grips the reader and won’t let go. Excellent read with plenty of action and emotion.