The First

EVO Uprising

Fiction - Science Fiction
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/29/2015
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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 Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

There are so many tales and novels out there about meta-humans. I have read or watched most of them. The best of these tales are awesome, but since I read so many such tales I often find myself disappointed. Yet, I keep buying them as I look for that diamond in the mountain of coal. The First: EVO Uprising is the brightest diamond I have found in a long time. The writing is superb. The characters are diverse and very easy to love or hate. I was particularly impressed by the descriptions of military life. Abraham Rogers could have been my Drill Sergeant.

I'm a little in awe of Kipjo Ewers; he has put a totally new spin on the action packed meta-human genre and he has done it with the craft and finesse of more well known writers such as Stephen King or Tom Clancy. The First: EVO Uprising is at its core the age old battle between good and evil, but with a complexity of characters and elevation of consequences that keeps you turning pages. I loved Sophia. She is the first and most powerful; the source of all the powers the other meta-humans have. Kipjo Ewers describes and shows what she can do beautifully, and trust me, she can do a lot. But at the end of the day, she is as human and unfulfilled as most of us. I want to describe and tell you everything I love about this book, but I can't do that. So trust me. Buy this book.