Earth is in its final days before it'll be destroyed by the sun. Scientists have been scouring the skies for a suitable place to colonize.
When they find Ahtabat, hope dawns. But the inhabitants of Ahtabat: dragons, trolls, unicorns, and leprechauns, are going through an age-old battle for power. Widespread war is afoot, and the trolls are relying on a prediction that five-fingered creatures will arrive to help them prevail.
Scientists arrive to find a hostile environment, and that the only way they'll be allowed to inhabit the planet is to join the war. With no other hope of survival, and time running out, man must agree, but will the war and the travel through space wipe out the human race anyway?
Ahtabat: Man's Extinction is a wide-sweeping, epic novel combining science fiction with fantasy. The breadth of the story spans thousands of years, two planets, one on the brink of destruction the other nearing global war. The undertaking is huge and I credit the author's hard work with the world building.
While I found Ahtabat interesting, and could see that the author put a lot of work into the plot, I felt it lacked emotional depth. Too much happened too fast. There were too many characters to get attached to anyone. It almost read like crib notes, hitting the plot highlights rather than presenting a story.
What if you were told you had to abandon your home, your friends, your loved ones, your career, your money, your dreams, and most importantly, your life? And not only temporarily but indefinitely? An impossible scenario that no scientist can properly explain happens in the year 2015ad. A phenomenon. A scientific theory never thought possible could ever come to pass. Humankind undergoes a procedure that no man, woman or child can ever prepare for.
A story of science, history and fantasy will bring two worlds together to help keep balance, freedom and survival from falling apart. One world where science fails them and one world where epidemics surface when rules are broken.
In a state of pure desperation, the never ending black sky is life’s last search for survival…
First book in a two book series. Can stand alone but book two is needed to complete the plot.