The rebirth of the race of man is closely watched, and the Selected, the transgenic humans created by the Moîrai, guide and care for the wellbeing of the remaining humans in their various Communities around the planet. Peace and security are suddenly shattered with acts of sabotage disrupting the fragile equilibrium of the growing society. Betrayal, fear, and a cosmic conspiracy risk sending the planet to the brink of self-destruction. Will Dan Amenta be able to come to terms with the logic of alien minds? Who is behind the sabotage and why? Death and blind violence walk in the secret alleys and in the depths of the planet, from the coldest lands to the bottom of the oceans; someone is at work with an evil agenda dictated by greed and lust for power. Ancient aliens, a galactic struggle, the control of a unique resource, meld to dictate the fate of humankind.
Assessed by Awesome Indies
February 20, 2017
Once Humans is worthy of Awesome Indies approval. The plot involves surprising revelations, double crosses and unexpected events which make for a good story, and the character of Dan grows as the book progresses. Though I found Marino’s style of leaving a lot unsaid unsatisfying – whole scenes sometimes appear to be missing from the story – the book has enough action and interest in the plot to make up for the short fall. There are a few cumbersome sentences and some copy errors but not enough to be of real concern. 4 stars.