Young Adult - Sci-Fi
304 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2015
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Author Biography

DEEPAK MENON is an author of books across genres and his first Sci Fi Thriller is - SKYMERGE - which is a Science Fiction Epic of 335 Pages involving interplanetary adventure including Earth.
His second Sci Fi Thriller is Skysplitter also a Readers Favorite 5 Star reviewed thriller of interstellar travel and adventure.
He has also published three Family & Children 'Read Together' books of the series - Tales of the Booga Dooga Land - published on the Createspace - Amazon Platform. His book Pickwick's Plan of the series was an award winner in the 2013 Readers Favorite International Award Contest, and was followed by The Wormus and then The Horus.
He then switched Genres and wrote a volume of Classical Structured Poetry in a book of Quatrains - "All Pure - Poems of Passion - a Tribute to Omar Khayyam" . He has also written and published a Volume of Longer Structured Poems in another Volume "What Worth my Tomorrows" which is waiting for a review
Presently he is working on his 8th book, this time a Sci Fi Thriller set in our own Solar System

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

In Skysplitter by Deepak Menon, the story commences with the main character John Kriel recovering from his hibernation. He watches the image of a planet through the radio-optical telescope of the craft. As Skysplitter makes its landing and John Kriel starts his exploration of the new planet, he realizes that the inhabitants are like humans and they are intelligent too. The planet is developed, though not as much as Earth. His eventful days living in the new planet expose him to many new experiences and exciting adventures with a lot of action. John Kriel becomes friendly with the local inhabitants and also gets involved in their war with other countries.

The book is hard-core science fiction and makes a perfect movie script. Though it is science fiction, it will appeal to all types of readers due to the author's narration and descriptions which make the story very visual and alive. The book is exciting from beginning to end and will keep readers glued. John Kriel trying to survive in the new planet as he is cut off from Earth is interesting. The book is descriptive and all the characters that support the protagonist are well sketched. It's quite interesting to read about another planet having human inhabitants, and thinking and behaving like humans. The author's writing style is simple and fluid, which gives the story a good pace and movement.