The Umae teeter on the brink of extinction. Their blood rivals, the Hek, have mysteriously made huge leaps forward in technology and are now poised to exterminate them. Their godlike protectors, the Journeyers, have not been heard from for centuries.
Just as their society is poised to collapse, the Journeycraft Starshine returns to them from deep space. Prohibited from using advanced technology by an ancient set of laws known as The Protocols, the Starshine’s terminally ill Command Agent must lead a ragtag group of exiles on an overwater quest to investigate a clue to the Umaes’ ultimate salvation. But the Hek stalk them at every turn, and a would be dictator plots his own ascension to power.
Can the Journeyers restore the faith the Umae once had in them? Can the key to the Umaes’ survival be found in time? And what is the Starshine’s Command Agent willing to sacrifice in order to have the only thing he ever truly wanted?
“The Protocols of UMA (The Journeyers’ Tale Book 1)” by John Brage is a very enticing science fiction read and one I could very easily read again. It’s engaging and very well thought out as the first book of the series.
The author, John Brage, did a wonderful job writing this book. The characters were complexly created, but played into the storyline perfectly. It’s written so well and detailed I could visualize everything. Even though it’s fast paced I found that to make it more thrilling for me.
It takes the saying “never judge a book by it’s cover” literally. I never expected to find what I did in those pages by just looking at the cover. This book and author really blew me away. It’s hard not to give spoilers away to explain parts of the book I loved and I’m having to refrain. I can say that without a doubt I recommend me this book whole heartedly to every science fiction book lover and any reader who enjoys a very imaginative story. This one is a must read.
I was provided a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
Reviewed By: Keishian