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Friday, December 23, 2016

a long journey of death, love, and loss - The Last Hero by Nathaniel Danes

"But let me just say that this book was SO much more than your typical sci-fi/military read! It really punched me in the emotional gut and I don't mean that it made me go "awww"... this damn book made me cry!! This is the first book in a trilogy and I'm on the edge of my seat for word on the next installation! The writing in this book is just so amazing that I'm not sure I can do it justice." - Desiree, Goodreads


Contact with a race of pacifists convinces mankind to lay down its weapons and keep the peace. The last Medal of Honor recipient, Trent Maxwell, trades glory for the comforts of a family after the U.S. Army disbands. All that ends when an alien menace attacks the New Earth colony, which forces a crash mobilization. Trent finds himself reactivated and traveling through space to distant worlds, in order to stop this new enemy. During the century long journey of death, love, and loss, he also deals with the law of relativity that wreaks havoc with his daughter.


Trent knelt down where Anna could throw her arms around his neck. She pulled against him tight and started crying again. Tears rolled down his face as he whispered, “I love you more than you can understand. I’m sorry.”

Her cries downed out his soft words. 

After a minute, Trent summoned all of his strength to break free of her hold. Standing, he shared a look with Madison. She wrapped him in a loving, warm hug. 

This time she did the whispering, “Remember what I told you. Make them pay.”

He pulled away, nodding as he placed his hand on Anna’s sobbing head.

“I’ll see you both again someday. I promise.” The words bound him to a promise he wasn’t sure he could keep.

About the author:
Nathaniel Danes is a self-diagnosed sci-fi junkie and, according to his wife, has an over active imagination. Mostly blind, he writes to create universes where he has no limitations. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Washington, DC area.

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Jan Lee said...

The cover does remind me of our space program. Since the excerpt tells me it's Sci-Fi, I'd like to read the book :)

Edye Nicole said...

I think it sounds nice! :D