Thy Kingdom Fall is the provocative, debut thriller of author Austin Dragon-a dramatic mix of politics, religion, and intrigue set over 75 years in the future. In 2089, a former skin-runner-turned-star-reporter investigates the Washington DC daylight murder of the most powerful political king-maker in the nation. It is just the tip of a wider conspiracy and the start of a chain of events leading to the explosion of World War III. It is the first in the epic After Eden series.
Imagine a world where religion is outlawed. In this world, the President of the United States is perhaps the most evil man in the world. This world is now dominated by a Islamist majority. Technology is the rule of life. The government knows your every move. Folks, this is a scary possibility. Oh, and there is a nice Sci-Fi blend. Did I mention Vampires and Warewolves. I will let you read to find out if they are traditional or not :)
First, you should not read this book if your mind is not prepared for a major imagery filled onslaught. The first part of the book, set the scene. Constantly moving from the past to present to create this world where religion is evil and what people will do to keep it alive. All the while, there is a political conflict brewing. There are two major powers playing in the background to bring down that last major western power.
The characters in this book are so many, that one cannot keep them straight, however you are left with a sense of ownership in the story. A plot riddled with religious hate. Tech power. Political assassinations. A leader that is driven by personal hate versus a true love of country. Consistences, murder and cover ups galore. Need I continue?
I did read the reviews on this book. Some think that this is a far right ploy to centralize their beliefs. Of course there is conservative principals here, however there are just as many liberal beliefs as well.
I think most people that will read this book will fail to grasp at its complexity. History is always doomed to repeat. All major empires fall. Romans, Greek, Ottoman, Soviet, Japanese, German, just to name a few. No matter the doctrines that dictate the power in question, power, greed, sex and religion always play a factor all the major downfalls in human history.
I hope that people give this book a chance. Yes, it is hard to get into at first, but once your mind wraps around the style the author uses you will enjoy it. I look forward to the next book!
Until Next Time,