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Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite
Dale Martin writes an impressive sci-fi thriller in The Lineage. In the year 3735, the land of Cassia is suffering, its people are unknowingly enslaved. The “new age of peace” is a façade for darkness. Hiding out among the poor and the beggars, King Zor Aettian has a plan to withstand the evil force of Ashara. Zor devises an undercover mission, a secret army of rebels to fight a war of resistance. Aged, tired and near death, Zor relinquishes the royal ring to his faithful ally and protector, Gil. The ring is to be given to his chosen heir, Wes, his second son. After hearing of the death of his father, Wes reluctantly wears the ring. He is told to never take it off! Although he is doubtful and full of questions, Wes steps up to lead the resistance. While the resistance hides and waits, Ashara's son Sha’ad is building a diabolical realm, assembling a Circle of Knights willing to do whatever he commands. The time has come to battle the forces of Sha’ad. With Life on one side and Death on the other, it’s a battle that no one has ever seen before or will again.
The Lineage is a sensational futuristic story of epic proportions. Dale Martin narrates a daring, action-packed, allegorical tale of good against evil. The characters are portrayed extremely well - intelligent, faithful and resilient contrasted with the antithesis - fiendish, mesmerizing malevolent and grotesquely wicked. Writing figuratively, Martin masters the use of symbolism, descriptive analogies and paints larger than life scenes. The reader is easily taken into the futuristic land and time setting. The reader is able to sense the conflict brewing within the hearts and souls of the characters, the constant tug toward faith and the internal war to resist it. The novel is full of action, but it is not rushed. It is vividly told, detail upon detail. Martin composes spectacular fighting scenes full of anti-gravity devices, laser weaponry, earth shaking explosions and supernatural forces. As the plot action heightens, there are a few surprises along the way, peaking with a hair-raising, chilling climax. Martin pens an exceptional concluding sentence, leaving the reader filled with hope and awe.