Your favorite heroes and villains are back! In The Golden Viper, Sean Robins’ fun sci-fi sequel to The Crimson Deathbringer, the odious Xortaags return—to conquer Earth. Their ultimate plan, however, is to use advanced technology discovered on Kanoor to rule the universe. How dastardly can one alien race be!?
Major Jim Harrison (the protagonist), Venom (his alter-ego, in a manner of speaking), and Kurt (Jim’s best friend), likewise return. If you’ve read Deathbringer, you’ll be happy to hear that four-footed Akakie jokester Tarq—Jim’s “alien brother”—and egocentric General Maada (yes, that win-at-all-odds commander) are also back. Inserting a few new intriguing characters into the equation equates to an awesome follow-up.
You’ll also find those stories within stories and different POVs that worked so well in Deathbringer. How will Jim deal with a significant past loss? Will the Xortaags succeed in their heinous quest(s)? Does Tarq carry on pulling outlandish pranks? Who’s more ruthless: Maada or his conniving brothers? Are new team members to be trusted? Can Earth be saved? Will Jim et al cease/continue making eye-rolling film and television references?
When a book begins with, “The deafening Death Siren cried out like the wail of a thousand animals being slaughtered”, you know you’re in for a thrilling storybook ride. Action and excitement reign—and not just during exhilerating spaceship battles!
Is The Golden Viper as good as The Crimson Deathbringer? Judge for yourself (I promise, you won’t be disappointed).
And what of the author? In addition to being a huge fan of Marvel, Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Star Trek, Sean Robins is also a university/college level English teacher, who has lived and worked in five different countries( like Canada, eh?). He’s met people from all around the world, and his parents and wife are from different backgrounds—hence, diversity as a major theme in his novels.
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