Millennia ago, the warmongering Nukari eradicated the ancient, space-exploring D'mar. Not even the greatest of their warriors, D'mok, gifted with super-human abilities, could stop the total annihilation of his people.
Now, the fledgling human Coalition lies in the Nukari's sights. The first attack left a space station destroyed and one man, Rhysus Mencari, the sole survivor. But in that man awakened D'mok-like powers, sparking the revival of the only force that could oppose this powerful enemy.
Still distraught over the loss of his family, Mencari teams up with Osuto, the last known D'mar alive. Can Mencari overcome the shadow of his past in time to master his new found abilities, gather a new team of D'mok warriors, and hunt down the Nukari before the next onslaught?
This is the first book of The Invasion Trilogy, the beginning of the D'mok Revival series of novels by Michael Zummo.
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The end! Without giving anything away it completes the story but leaves a lot of room for a follow up story and room for deeper character development....Think original Star Wars A New Hope going into Empire Strikes back.
I found myself thinking I knew different characters motivations and side goals and was thrown by various twists. Some twists were good, others totally shocked me. Also, I wasn't invested in the characters very quickly. I was a quarter into the book before I realized I really was invested. It just didn't happen fast and it snuck up on me when it did.
I have not listed to him before. The sample is a horrible example of what the book actually sounds like. He does amazing voices and he is very easy to listen to. I bought it without listening to the sample and played the sample later for a friend because I thought he'd enjoy the book. I was a little shocked. The sample sounds much more hurried and intense that the performance as a whole.
I would listen to it again because it's a many layered story. I've read Dune by Frank Herbert dozens of times and I always find or see something new that I didn't catch before. SO Not because it was so fantastically amazing I just have to listen to it again, but because I know the next time I do, I'll find things and depth I didn't catch before.
It felt more like a computer RPG, the a good book.
Every trip/mission led to a new companion or a clue. random crystals picked up turns out to be important later....
It would be a good RPG.