The First

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Fiction - Science Fiction
379 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2014
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Author Biography

Kipjo K. Ewers was born July 1, 1975. At an early age, he had an active imagination. By the time he started kindergarten he would create fictional stories, one of his favorites was about a character named “Old Man Norris” who hated everyone in the world except for him. When Kipjo attended our Lady of Victory Elementary school in Mount Vernon, NY he continued writing and reading stories to his classmates. His teacher, Mrs. Green, told him the children would laugh. However, she would remind Kipjo that this is how some of the great stories they read actually came about so don't let what others think deter him from continuing to write.

After elementary school, Kipjo was enrolled at Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY. He would continue his education at Iona College majoring in English and Business Administration.

A career in the corporate world awaited Kipjo after college. He worked for several major firms within the New York area, but his passion was always to be a journalist/writer.

In his off time, he would write for e-Fed wrestling games and composed a number of short stories, but these were not published. He also began creating 3D graphic artwork, which can be found on sites such as Renderosity.com and Runtime.com.

In 2012, Kipjo began creating a new superhuman universe. Finding inspiration and solace in the loss of his first daughter due to an unfortunate miscarriage that devastated both his loving wife and Co-Founder, Jacquelin, and himself; he began writing a hero origin story now titled “The First”. He created a world for his daughter where she not only lives, but is the strongest superhuman in the universe.

He hopes to continue her story as both a novel and comic book series.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

The First: Alternate Collection Destruction Cover by Kipjo Ewers starts out with a bang. Convicted murderer Dr. Sophia Dennison continues to proclaim her innocence. The state of Texas executes her but she didn’t stay dead; with a sudden gasp she came back to life. What ensued was mass chaos. Dennison broke loose from the restraints that had her strapped to the table. The guards tried to stop her but to no avail; she was out of control. With incredible strength that she had no idea she possessed, Dennison escaped the prison. Her body took on changes; she was growing; what was happening to her body? FBI Agent Mark Armitage is on the scene investigating the incident.

Author Kipjo Ewers has created an amazing tale falling under the genres of intrigue, action, adventure, sci-fi and fantasy. The plot is ingenious, imaginative, original and fast-paced with lots of twists and turns to keep the reader turning the pages. The dialogue is well done; it is natural, at times humorous, and very engaging. Part of the fun of this book was watching Sophia discover and explore her new powers. The author does an amazing job of demonstrating the emotions of a death row inmate such as the scene where Sophia is saying good-bye to two of the other inmates. The descriptions are well done, allowing the reader to visualize the scenes. I suspect this is book one in a new series. Let’s hope so for the author has created a superhero that will intrigue readers.