Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Unbound Book Review

The Omega Trilogy
Book One

SUMMARY:  He must be released for a little while but the one who sees doesn't believe.
     Elijah Goldsmith has nightmares he needs to ignore.  Why would a rich kid from Manhattan dream three straight nights about a dragon and the destruction of St. Peter's Basilica?  He's never even been to Rome.
     It's bad timing, too.  He's graduation soon and applying to be a spy in the International Security Agency.  That's where he meets Naomi.  She's the kind of girl who makes boys like Elijah want to share their secrets.  Were they brought together to learn what his secrets mean?  There's more to their sparks than they think.
This is 2066.  The year the world ends.

REVIEW:  I don't read many book about the Apocalypse.  The imagery of this setting/time period alone is difficult to grasp many times, much less the "technology of the future" that is referred to in this genre.  Fascinated by the summary, I wanted to see if this book would be any easier to understand.  The author takes a different view of the symbolism by making it literal, different from anything else I've read.  The idea and concept is unique and sometimes very intriguing but most of the time I had to make myself pick up the book because it did not hold my interest.  
     Elijah is not your typical Christian hero-type.  His background is of the Jewish faith but he does not practice it, nor is he a Christian.  In fact, true Christianity has gone underground.  The government now controls what is preached in the pulpits.  All Elijah is concerned with is getting into the ISA (an spy agency controlled by the United Nations, which pretty much controls the world, except for a few hold-outs) and getting Naomi to be his girlfriend.  Everyone is so secretive it's hard to figure out who to trust and who to be wary of.  There were a few characters that I pegged correctly but some I didn't.  The story starts out slow but once the action picks up, it takes off.
     I am interested in reading the next book, which comes out today, to see how the story continues but it is not one I am going to run out and grab.

This book was provided by Believers Media for review without compensation.

J.B. Simmons writes thrillers with an apocalyptic twist, and political philosophy clothed in fantasy. He lives outside Washington, DC, with his wife, two toddlers, and an intriguing day job.  Well-educated and highly articulate, the emerging author has learned to combine his love of fiction with his own creativity.  J.B. went to law school with the main goal of becoming a better writer. Years of practice in the professional legal world have honed his skills - because in law and in fiction, every word must have a purpose, chosen with care. J.B. writes smart fiction. Picking up what he can from his favorite novelists, he strikes a chord between the crispness of Hemingway, the complexity of Faulkner, and the accessibility of CS Lewis. Learn more at

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