Book blurb from Goodreads:
As the spaceship secretly lands on Earth, Ka’s mission is clear: find and kill Transprophetics. His shipmates think of him as a killer. On his home planet of Koranth, he is considered a murderer. Haunted in his dreams by the boy whose life he stole, Ka struggles to define who he really is.
A girl in a temple in Thailand. A boy kidnapped in Mexico. Both can do the impossible. Both can move objects with their minds. These two Transprophetics pose grave risks to the Donovackia Corporation as it plans its invasion of Earth.
With a blade in his hand, Ka’s decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.
Thank you to the author for this story. This is my honest review.
I don’t read much Sci-Fi, but when I do I really enjoy it. The Betrayal of Ka was expertly crafted.
The world-building was intense. The planets of Koranth and Zoranth were easy to picture with all of the descriptions that Mr. Oliver threw into the story. My favorite part was the story of the Four Lords. The imagery was vivid. My heart raced right along with the storytelling. I could feel the Minister’s anxiety and wonderment as the story unfolded.
There were several storylines that were unfolding as the book went along. Luckily, each storyline took place in a different setting which allowed me to keep track of what was happening. In the end, he masterfully weaves the storylines together to make a beautiful conclusion.
The characters were as different as the different planets. I felt bad for Kadamba’s plight from the beginning of the story. He was a high schooler that made a series of bad choices that ended with dire consequences. He was foolish and unlucky. The consequences shaped how his life turned out. Deep down, I thought he was really a good person. I loved the twist at the end. I also really loved the Earth humans. They were so realistic and loveable. Who doesn’t love a single mom trying to raise her two boys?
The biggest surprise for me was the number of drugs, violence, and sex were at the beginning of the story. I had to set the book down for a bit and return to it a couple days later. Personally, I read to escape from reality. I don’t want to read it in my novels. Once I got passed the first third of the book, the pages turned themselves.
Overall, I did enjoy this story. It ends on a cliffhanger, so good thing the second book is out. :)