Fiction - Science Fiction
336 Pages
Reviewed on 06/03/2014
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Author Biography

DEEPAK MENON is an author of books across genres and his first Sci Fi Thriller was - SKYMERGE - which is a Science Fiction Epic of 335 Pages involving interplanetary adventure including Earth. Deepak Menon is a poet and an author of books across genres. He has written and published 10 Readers Favorite Reviewed Star books including 3 epic 5 Star Science Fiction thrillers of interstellar & interplanetary travel and adventure - 'SKYMERGE', 'SKYSPLITTER', and ‘SPACEVASION’. His delightful 'Family Read Together' books of TALES & FABLES of the series ‘Tales of the Booga Dooga Land’ will delight people and specially children of all nations across the world. "Pickwick's Plan" was an award winner in the 2013 Readers Favorite International Award Contest, followed by 'The Wormus' and then 'The Horus'. 'Pickwick's Plan' has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and French Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and French. POETRY: He has published 4 slim volumes of Classical Structured Poetry - 1. An illustrated volume of Quatrains - All Pure - Poems of Passion 2. "What Worth my Tomorrows" a Volume of his longer Structured Poems, 3. A Lingering Fragrance - Reflections for the Thirsty Soul and 4. The Tattered Pennant is his latest - a volume of Longer Poems interspersed with 88 quatrains in interludes of 3 quatrains each betwixt the longer poems.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite

When a comet was found to be headed straight for a collision with the planet Kriel, two spacecraft were created to save selected people who would propagate the race wherever they landed. One of the spacecraft landed on Rukana and the other on planet Earth. A bracelet and a scroll with some weird symbols on it were given to the commander of each ship. On planet Earth a million years later, two anthropologists find the bracelet and the scroll. Together with John Kriel, a multimillionaire author, they spend years trying to decipher what the bracelet and the scroll mean. On the other hand, a great flood devastated the whole of Rukana, and for a few years Ruhan and Karala think they are the only survivors. How will the bracelet change the course of the lives of these two sets of people in Skymerge by Deepak Menon?

Deepak Menon is a very creative writer with a vivid imagination. He created an exceptional setting and excellent characters in Skymerge. All the scenes were portrayed well and reading it was enjoyable; it was like being on the adventure myself. It was written simply and clearly. The battle scenes in Soh-na were done really well; I can almost see and hear the cannons. I love the way Rukana and the complex were described, with all the high tech gadgets and teleportation devices. The characters are fun, strong-minded and believable. The plot of the story made me keep guessing and I loved all the surprises that sprang up while reading. The ending was not a cliff-hanger, but I think there might be a sequel so I’m looking forward to the next book if there is one.