January 29, 2018
Dawn of Chrysalis by Sam B. Miller II
Dawn of Chrysalis is the exciting second installment of the Origin of F.O.R.C.E. Series created by Sam B. Miller II.
After the failed invasion of planet Earth by the Chrysallaman Empire, another possible threat is detected. This time, it comes from a race with even more advanced technology and weaponry than the fearsome and extremely arrogant Chrysallamans.
While Whatsit and other members of F.O.R.C.E. go on a mission to gather information about the invaders that threaten to wipe-out the entire Chrysallaman race, Dr. John Heinbaum and his team are busy modifying weapons and developing technology in the ultra-secret laboratory hidden in the dessert. With very little information on what they are up against, however, humans must work with the Chrysallaman colonists for a better chance at success against their common enemy.
If I like the first book in the series, Origin of F.O.R.C.E, I like this second installment even more. With space travel and space fighting, the book is a real-deal suspenseful science fiction novel featuring laser beams, bubble shields and artificial black holes.
Moreover, the author features not only the friendly, accommodating and compassionate side of the humans but also the vindictive, duplicitous, and treacherous attributes, that, along with a tad of romance, effectively thickens the plot. My favorite part of the book is the complicated friendship between the eccentric and egotistical Astro-Physicist Dr. John Heinbaum and the red-haired hellion and weapons specialist Capt. Jerome McPherson. Reading about them is so much fun.
However, in addition to the several noticeable errors within the entire book, I find the physics part too technical for me. Though I believe the physics cannot be helped, another round of editing should be considered.