Friday, December 5, 2014

REVIEW: Emissary

Chris Rogers

Genre: Science Fiction, Suspense
Publisher: Chart House Press
Publication date: 12.2.2014
Pages: 440

Recommended by: Worldwind Virtual Book Tours, Read 2 Review
Date read: 12.4.2014

Summary: On a desperate mission to save his entire race from extinction, Emissary Ruell travels to Earth equipped with his two most powerful bargaining currencies - health and longevity - hoping to convince the most powerful leader in the free world that collaboration can save both of their civilizations.  Having no way to communicate directly with humans, Ruell must inhabit President Addison Hale's body to carry out his mission.
            He quickly discovers, however, that humans are more complex and volatile than anticipated.  Only after admitting defeat does he encounter Kirk Longshadow, an ordinary cop who might be Ruell's last chance.

The book description really caught my attention on this one.  I really like science fiction, especially ones that have that possibility, that make you think and wonder 'Could this really happen?'

This is one of those books.  Ruell comes from another planet and enters our president's mind.  He sits back and observes, watching things that happen through her eyes, all while feeling her emotions and hearing her inner thoughts, learning more about humans.  And all this is in hopes to not only save his people, but ours as well.

This is a well-written, exciting adventure with lots of things going on: President Addison Hale and what she is dealing with; Ruell, learning about us, remembering what his mentor Kralaill told him, and trying to figure out his next steps; and Kirk Longshadow, a police officer who we first meet when he notices a lady walking along a city street with a bow and arrow.  Seeing how all of this comes together in the end was great and the whole storyline kept me interested.  And all of the characters were great - I loved the way the author describes them.

If you're into science fiction with some suspense and "mystery," this is definitely a book for you to give a try. :)

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