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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Renewable Energy: A Short Story About Second Chances by Beyr Reyes is a combination of Christian mythology with fantasy and sci-fi that offers readers inspirational messages and a hope for redemption. The story introduces readers to a very new and powerful concept, “souler energy,” belonging to a new breed of creatures inhabiting the Planet Ge. The story carries a message of hope, a second chance for those who have lost the favor of their creator. Yes, the story is a parable of creation and redemption, a parable that Christians will connect with easily. What does it take to live into eternity? The author’s answer will surprise readers.
The characters are complex and engaging. Once thrust onto the Planet Ge, Kane, the chronicler and one of the narrators, might have thought his life had no meaning and would slowly ebb away, but he is transformed by the work he does and the choices that have renewed and transformed him. Putting him on this planet wasn’t punishment after all, but a journey towards renewal and freedom, a preparation for the ultimate form of service with Sook, the creator. Unlike Abaddon, who is proud and self-righteous, Kane understands the ultimate lessons of life, especially the one that we always get a second chance for redemption. The big question is: Are we aware of second chances when they come to us? What makes us lose sight of such life illuminating moments?
Beyr Reyes demonstrates a rare gift of imagination, creating worlds that readers will love to visit and navigate. The characters are very compelling, including the powerful Sook, Abaddon, his former adviser who turns against him, Gabor, Agent Kane, and the Dwellers of Ge who are also the creatures of Sook, gifted with renewable energy. The writing is very accessible and the journalistic style makes it even more beautiful. This little book is a gift to read and pass on. Renewable Energy: A Short Story About Second Chances is highly inspiring and entertaining!