Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Siren Song: Har Megiddo 2.0 by Ian T King is a compelling story with great dimensions, a story that captures a spiritual event, a revolution taking place more within the soul of the reader than in the physical events taking place in his world. It is a story about the war on terror, featuring very compelling and powerful characters, including the US President thrust into a dilemma, those who practice piety and who do so in the most radical, nonsensical kind of way, and the young irresistibly manipulated into very dangerous steps. It could be the advent of Armageddon and how did the world come to this point?
Ian T King writes with confidence and the narrative voice comes across irresistibly in this original work. It’s a story told like no other and the author isn’t afraid to address the reader directly, what some literary professionals would frown at, but which feels right in this writing. So, there are shifts from the first to the second and third person narratives, and the author’s transition between the different voices is neat and skilfully done. There is a lot of action going on and there is a lot of musing too. The setting is well developed and readers are introduced to time and place right off the bat; the setting feels real, with colorful and concrete images to go with it. Readers will easily picture “the tree-shrouded gravel pathway” and “the quiet Christmas” atmosphere, as well as many other images that come along in the narrative. Some of Ian T King's passages are emotionally charged and arresting, catching the reader and pulling them into a tidal wave of consciousness that provokes thought and reflection. Siren Song: Har Megiddo 2.0 is phenomenal, a cleverly written story that reflects contemporary reality and warns readers about the dangers this world faces.