BookView Review: The Blackshade Machine (Book 1: Original Design) by William D. Latoria

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Pub date April 28, 2019

ISBN 978-1096203001

Price $17.99 (USD) Price, $12.99 Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition

Author interview

It is October 22, 2072. Candaerica, a joint venture of Canada and America, has taken over Mexico. When scientists detect an alien ship making its way for New Mexico, William Herbert Blackshade, the Colonel in the Candaerican Army Air Corp, is chosen by his government to be the on-scene Commander and take care of the negotiations. But as the interaction with the aliens begin, shocking revelations come to surface, threatening the future of man-kind. A highly imaginative account of humanity’s advancement is interspersed throughout, bestowing the reader with insight into a grim near-future where the world is divided by more than borders and humanity’s future is at risk. Latoria sharply addresses the connection between peace and cruelty, weaving pressing ethical questions into an affecting narrative. Woven throughout are the protagonists’ fears, self-doubts, inner turmoil, and ethical dilemmas, as they struggle to make sense of their changed circumstances. He invokes a frighteningly real sense of desperation as Colonel Blackshade races against time to prevent horrific extinction. Nail-biting action punctuates the intrigue on the way to the cliffhanger ending. With Blackshade and his team’s resolve in the face of destruction, this science fiction tale becomes too real to take lightly. Readers will look forward to the next installment.


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