The Book

Fiction - Science Fiction
429 Pages
Reviewed on 04/30/2024
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Author Biography

G. Ron Prida is a retired from almost everything except loft building, writing poetry-mostly Shakespearean sonnets, and writing novels. A degree in physics drives his interest in science and science fiction. His time in the Marine Corps has proved a good resource for story writing. He also has a consulting contract with the Altracian Star Command, leading teams in the development of Fusion Time Drives and Dark Matter Tunnel navigation systems. He enjoys shooting pool, making cocktails, and spending as much time as possible with his wife Lisa.
G. Ron lives in a loft in Birmingham, Alabama with Lisa, his pool table and his bar. This is his first novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Book is a work of fiction in the science fiction, action, and adventure genres. Penned by author G. Ron Prida, this engrossing novel introduces readers to a dire situation where humanity faces annihilation, yet the one person who can prevent it remains unaware of the looming threat. Lily Grainger, a gifted geneticist, grapples with existential questions while being pursued by a ruthless organization intent on her demise, unaware of her true identity and purpose. As her destiny looms and the awakening begins, the world shifts further into darkness and despair. Prida has a real knack for suspense, making for an enthralling read that seamlessly blends elements of science fiction and mystery into a highly emotive plot.

G. Ron Prida's intricate world-building is evident from the very first moment. It goes deeper than mere descriptive detail to offer a fully rounded philosophical and social view of the world so that we can see how the central characters' attitudes have been shaped by their experiences. This makes the characters all the more realistic and compelling, and so when we’re asked to root for the salvation of humanity, we can easily make deep personal connections with the heroes we want to see succeed. This sense of urgency permeated every page as Lily faced mounting danger and raced against time to uncover the truth about her identity and the fate of humanity. The plot offers a lot of light and shade, and the tension is palpable as the stakes grow higher with each twist that rockets us toward a truly gripping conclusion. Overall, I would certainly recommend The Book as a riveting science fiction adventure that will linger in the reader's mind long after the final page.