Reviewed by Janelle Alex, Ph.D. for Readers' Favorite
Set a hundred and fifty plus years in the future, Revelations: The Cost of Foresight by Robert J. Hamilton is truly a riveting tale. John Russell is the captain of a starship called the Destiny. After a space mission, he and his crew return home to Earth, only to realize it's hundreds of years into the future. The Dawn of Revelations was the prime suspect in the disappearance of the Destiny, and now with murderous crimes occurring on the ship and a Revelationist on board, and the quantum leap into the future, the confusion grows. Hamilton keeps readers guessing from start to finish. After all, had the Destiny not disappeared in 2174, perhaps the Dawn of Revelations would not have been able to attack Earth in the first place. Had Russell failed, and if so, would he be able to recover and succeed now?
Revelations: The Cost of Foresight is more than just another science fiction novel. It is also a story with a hint of romance, wormholes, alien attacks, mysterious occurrences and the challenge of overcoming an attack by a cult with the threat of an impending apocalypse. Robert J. Hamilton did an excellent job painting pictures with his words to enrapture his readers while endearing them to a variety of his characters. Simultaneously, readers will grow attached to supporting characters such as Chloe, all while questioning her honesty. And John and Megan are far from dry characters. Instead, Revelations is written in a way that allows readers to really get a good grasp of who these two astronauts and lovers really are. For fans of science fiction, Robert J. Hamilton's Revelations: The Cost of Foresight is a must-read. It's one of those books you just don't want to put down until the very end.