Teiresias Centaurus 3047

The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117 - 3451) Part 2

Fiction - Science Fiction
124 Pages
Reviewed on 09/14/2016
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Author Biography

Baibin Nighthawk writes spy fiction, thrillers and science fiction. She is the co-author of the Mark Savannah espionage series and of the Dhungwana Chronicles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Certificate in Art (Martenot Arts Plastiques, Paris).

Dominick Fencer writes spy fiction, thrillers and science fiction. He is the co-author of the Mark Savannah espionage series and of the Dhungwana Chronicles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and an MBA.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

In Teiresias Centaurus 3047: The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117-3451) Part 2 by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer, almost a complete millennium has passed since the attempted human rebellion in Dhungwana. Dhungwana, which was the last habitable section of Earth, has been rendered hostile to human life as a result of the brutal effects of an earthquake. In a bid to continue domination over and experiments on the human race, the Ikhal moved a carefully selected and memory-wiped group of humans to a new planet called Teiresias Centaurus. Here, even more than before, everything is controlled by the Ikhals, including education, marriage, reproduction, life purpose, aging, and even death. With lessons learned from the 2117 rebellion and through continuous DNA manipulation, the Ikhals have created a perfect submissive human population. One part of the human race is allowed to grow, reproduce and die, for purposes of DNA improvement, while a second part is rearranged to achieve immortality, kept sterile, and their memories wiped every seventy years.

There is, however, one major flaw in the Ikhals' process; their procedures do not take into consideration the human soul. Majors Thalya Nymo and Ryan Terso, both non-Ikhal members of the Confederate Staff, are strangers who just happen to be having the exact same recurring nightmare ... until they finally meet and their souls reconnect. Filled with curiosity about their backgrounds, they start digging for answers and soon discover some very unsettling truths about who they used to be and what they have become. The discovery makes them question their loyalty to the Ikhals and sets in motion events that change lives.

Welcome back to the amazing sci-fi world created by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer. The second book in the The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117-3451) delivers the same level of anticipation and thrill. Teiresias Centaurus 3047 is the third book I have read by the amazing duo and I am blown away every single time. I look forward to an intense and thrilling read as the sci-fi concepts are taken to the next level with an emotional reunion with the return of fan favourite characters from part 1. Once again, Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer have delivered an amazing combination of science fiction, adventure, romance and action that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Jack Magnus

Teiresias Centaurus 3047: The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117-3451), Part 2 is a science fiction novella written by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer. It was 3047, and the human race was now ensconced on Teiresias Centaurus, a planet whose similarity to old Earth enabled its survival. The Ikhals, generals of an invading force that supported its civilization by conquering and colonizing other planets, had taken on the humans as an experiment. They were bred and hybridized to enable them to survive in hostile environments and then transported to Teiresias Centaurus, for mining its vast mineral deposits. Other humans were kept at the intellectual level of old Earth's Middle Ages; they became craftsmen and farmers. The hybrid humanoids were re-arranged via ahsadigit nanobots. Humans and humanoids were able to co-exist, and any DNA testing which might have alerted the populace to the difference was strictly forbidden. Thayla Nymo and Ryan Terso lived different lives; their only common factor being that they had enhanced roles in the Ikhal government. Thayla's partner was a carpenter and Ryan's wife, a teacher. Both couldn't really understand the devastating dreams their companions suffered. When Thayla and Ryan met at a General Confederate Staff Meeting, the merest glance into each other's eyes woke an instant sense of kinship. Then they discovered their shared roles in those terrifying dreams.

Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer's science fiction novella, Teiresias Centaurus 3047: The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117-3451), Part 2, is an exciting, original and fast-paced space opera that follows the beleaguered human race as it's shuttled by its conquerors across galaxies. This is the second book in the authors' Dhungwana Chronicles, and while I was able to get on board with the story after the first chapter or so, I'd strongly recommend starting with the first book to more fully experience the impact of this imaginative speculative fiction series. Thayla and Ryan are well-developed characters; both are strong, capable and competent, and their strengths complement each other's nicely. The authors' combined writing style is smooth and dynamic, and their plot is thoughtful and provocative. Teiresias Centaurus 3047 is highly recommended for fans of hard science fiction as well as lovers of the space opera sub-genre.

Maria Beltran

Teiresias Centaurus 3047 is the second installment in The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117-3451). Dominick Fencer and Baibin Nighthawk take us to the planet Teiresias Centaurus which is home to selected humans with their memories cleaned up and many of them turned into humanoids. Ruled by the Ikhals for the last 930 years, the humanoids are compatible with evolution and integration with the recombinant nanobots called absadigit. Thalya Nymo and Ryan Terso are officers of the elite KYO7990 Confederate Army, who meet when they are assigned to fight the Dhundra and colonise the planet Chamaeleon Ater. Their relatively privileged lives are disrupted by strange dreams that bind them together, which become progressively disturbing so that they seek out 135-year-old Hector Dago, the last of the human shamans, to find the truth. After this visit, their lives will never be the same again.

In part two of The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117-3451), the authors captivate readers with a beautifully detailed science fiction story that takes place hundreds of years after Dhungwana, the only remaining habitable land on Earth, is considered Omissus, meaning forgotten. The most compelling part of this novel is the seemingly unconscious struggle of its main protagonists to cling to the essence of being human. Human history, as we know it, has been completely erased and the majority of the inhabitants of Teiresias Centaurus have lost their freedom and independence. They are now scientifically altered so that they do not resort to rebellion and aggression, but fortunately some of them are not altered and placed under observation, as part of the experiment done by the ruling Ikhals. This story reveals the meaning of being human in the real sense of the word - to be able to love, hate, dream, make mistakes and determine our lives; losing all this is indeed a scary thought!