Since My Acquisition of the United States

Fiction - Drama
428 Pages
Reviewed on 12/01/2020
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In Since My Acquisition Of The United States by David Ralls Jr., Holy-lander Augustus Sir, an Austrian native, mass murderer, and adopted son of the infamous commander of the Red Sea Army, is about to take ownership of the United States. Before he can claim full domination, he must first eliminate the previous owners, the barbaric and powerful Monarch brothers. However, Sir is not the only person claiming their right to run the United States. To protect himself and to gain full control of the country, Sir is allowed to form his own secret army and government who abide by the seven Statutes of Liberty Law established by British ancestors of Napoleon, The Kingdom Family, and the British government. These laws allow Sir to extort, murder, and torment any domestic or foreign power that stands in his way. As Sir's enemies close in, he forms a band of four elite soldiers who are sent on global missions to assassinate anyone who opposes him including terrorists, dictators, and drug cartels

Since My Acquisition Of The United States by David Ralls Jr. is a non-stop roller-coaster of action, intrigue, and tension. The plot is so compelling as it covers many major historical events including Hitler's rule during WWII, apartheid, and the fight against drug cartels. There are many strong sub-plots weaved very cleverly into the main storyline. Although there are many scenes of violence and debauchery, this only adds more realism to the incredible villains. I loved how the novel switches time frames as this gives a great deal of backstory to the plot and the characters' mindset and values. The entire premise of the novel regarding secret powerful families and groups controlling the world from the shadows is really chilling. They regard justice, the mass population, and morality with contempt. The concept of elites placing 'faces' in positions of power and manipulating countries and laws to suit their own agenda is horrifying. The entire cast of characters is brilliantly created and so believable. The story never becomes mundane, with extortion, assassinations, and explosions in abundance. If you love a novel that makes you ponder about world events, then this is a must-read.

Vincent Dublado

Since My Acquisition of the United States by David Ralls Jr. poses a huge hypothetical question about national security. This is the story of an Austrian-born criminal and mass murderer named Holylander Sir, adopted son of Papa Kahn, who is the leader of an army of secret assassins employed by the British, and one of the most feared men in the world. Sir becomes entangled in what is known as the Big Lie after being deceived to purchase the United States. He is forced to play a game involving the British, international bankers, and the Monarch Brothers, who have been protecting the United States from unimaginable evil. The Monarch Brothers are custodians of a hidden fortune amounting to trillions that are coveted by despots and criminals, including Sir himself. He establishes a shadow government and army within the United States that operates under shady laws to allow him to execute his thievery and acquire capital for his shadow government and army. His plan, however, does not go unnoticed for long, and it will put him at war with many countries.

Since My Acquisition of the United States is an unexpected spellbinder that will leave you wanting since it ends on a cliffhanger. The book is divided into four volumes with plenty of flashbacks to keep you on track with the plot. There is a serious theme running through this novel: the role of the individual in upsetting democracy, the corruption of power, the role of banking institutions to make or break a country, the dilemma of moral choices, and the dark side of human nature. It does pose an important “what if” question, as David Ralls Jr. helps us to understand modern paranoia in a world saturated by news about conspiracies and terrorism. This is a book that you must follow until the last installment in order to get its optimum effect.

Romuald Dzemo

Since My Acquisition of The United States by David Ralls Jr. is a novel that will appeal to fans of political satire and drama. The story introduces readers to the Kingdom family that has become a financial power behind the union of countries known as the New United Kingdom (NUK), thanks to the insidious activities in the slave trade and country-conquering. The protagonist is Holylander Sir, an Austrian-born mass murderer, Papa Kahn’s adopted son, and the general of Papa’s Red Sea Army. Under Sir’s superintendence, the Red Sea Army has managed to kill well over 16,000 people for the British. The fifty-something-year-old Sir becomes the lessee of the United States, thanks to the dangerous game played by the British, the powerful bankers, and the wealthy in the political game. Sir’s plans for the United States are far from what anyone suspects -- take full ownership of the United States -- and he is about to do so in surprising ways. Will he succeed?

This is a mesmerizing story filled with drama and intrigue. It has strong historical hints and develops around the politics of conquest. David Ralls Jr. creates a world filled with conflict, where the most powerful conquer the weak and where the wealthy believe they can buy anyone and anything. While the key ideas behind this narrative might seem ludicrous, it has realism and reflects the shadowy deals that happen behind closed doors amongst the rich and political stakeholders, even in our own time. I reflected on the rhetoric I have been hearing while following the presidential race in the United States at the same time I read this story. It is a fun read; it is beautifully plotted and written in compelling prose. The intrigue is explosive, the characters unforgettable, and the conflict remarkable. While Since My Acquisition of The United States is an engaging and refreshing political drama, it also invites readers to reflect on the implications of political power, war, and terrorism. It follows an individual who finds himself in a position where he will sacrifice everything, even the Monarch brothers, to have a powerful grip on America and the freedom to rule as it pleases him. A classic story with great potential to entertain a wider audience.

Rabia Tanveer

Since My Acquisition of the United States by David Ralls Jr is a high-octane conspiracy drama that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat while holding your breath. What would you do if you got the deeds to the United States of America? It is exactly what happens to Holylander Sir. He is an Australian, a mass murderer, and a man who has zero regrets for his flaws. As luck would have it, Sir becomes the owner of the United States and now he has a job to do. To ensure the country comes under his iron grip, Sir needs to remove certain players in the game and eliminate the Monarch Brothers who seem to be sitting on top of trillions of dollars that would look brilliant in Sir’s vault and make his hold unbreakable. So Sir sets up his government, his own rules, and his personal army. However, he needs to gain control of everything before the rest of the world catches on and starts questioning him.

I love that there is no actual hero in this story. There is no Mr. Do-No-Harm. Some bad people do some horrifying things in the story and they are applauded for it. Holylander Sir is a complex man, he knows his fears and strengths, and he is not against using anything to his advantage. The world-building is phenomenal, and you can tell that the author worked hard on this. Creating a lawless world is not easy, but David Ralls Jr somehow manages to make this shades-of-grey setting believable. A little warning though: there are scenes of violence that might be triggering for some people. Don’t be fooled by just ten chapters because they are long and full of action. Since My Acquisition of the United States is a must-read novel for people who enjoy a hefty dose of action with conspiracy. Fascinating and entertaining at the same time.

K.C. Finn

Since My Acquisition of the United States is a work of fiction in the drama, suspense, espionage, and thriller sub-genres, and was penned by author David Ralls Jr. Written for adult audiences, this gritty and dark narrative does contain several scenes of graphic violence and scenes of a sexual nature, as well as the use of explicit language throughout. Graphic, impactful, and filled with suspense from cover to cover, the story centers of Holylander Sir, a dark Austrian figure who already has a long and bloody history with the Red Sea Army, a group of secret assassins. But now Sir has his sights set on collapsing society in America.

Author David Ralls Jr has crafted a tale of true dark majesty, with dirt under its fingernails and some genuinely terrifying ideas. The conspiracy genre is turned on its head by giving us a unique insight into a criminal’s perspective, and seeing the machinations of evil unfold proves to be truly eye-opening as we begin to unravel the grey area as to what good and evil really mean. There are many different plot strands, which the author handles well to bring about plenty of twists and turns. Another standout feature for me was the psychological development of the protagonist, whom we might feel a strange empathy towards despite the grim goings-on of the book, which are largely his doing. Overall, Since My Acquisition of the United States is a fascinating thriller for conspiracy and espionage fans looking for something truly unique to enjoy.