Title: Invasion of the Most Sacred
Author: Robert Lovelle Rooks
Publication Date: December 23rd 2015
I received a copy from the author for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.
Invasion of the Most Sacred is a war-and-espionage, love, and betrayal story about consequentialism, set in the year 2017.
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What if all terrorist organisations and persons lending support to them could be erased in one single operation with the co-operation of the major world powers and countries directly and peripherally affected by these terrorists and their acts of terrorism? What would it mean for the people in the countries affected, the soldiers, world leaders, religion? Would it be seen as salvation or otherwise?
Invasion of the Most Sacred explores this in a way that allows us to view the hypothetical effects of these questions from different perspectives, somewhat rooted in reality or based on actual events. In thinking about ‘the war on terror’, it is often the case that a lot of people think that common people are in support of these terrorist organisations and their interpretation of Islam or what being a muslim means. But is it really the case? There is also a chance to peek int the lies and mindsets of America soldiers deployed in war zones and how the loss of fellow soldiers affect them, how they in turn copy, and how it could and do affect their family lives, quite often for the worst.
I found this very enlightening on many accounts. It wasn’t only entertaining but educational because there is an essence of truth within this fictional tale that has me putting on my thinking cap. My only qualm with this was the number of Acronyms which I had to keep looking up. This was mildly irritating but never to the point where I didn’t want to continue reading. On the contrary, once I picked this book up, I found it hard to put down.
The main characters were well-developed, intriguing and memorable and I like the way the writer explored different voices and bringing these voices together to create a diverse account and view of the situation. The plot is pretty straightforward and moves along at a quick pace. The writer doesn’t shy away from the hot topics but puts them in a context that is easy to digest yet sheds some light on the lives of the people involved. There were some aspect that I found chilling and disturbing which made me cringe when I think that these things actually take place in out society today and often have a very different, less palatable outcome,
Needless to say, I enjoyed Invasion of the Most Sacred thoroughly. It set my synapses to firing, thinking about the possibilities and hoping that at least some of it will come to pass. A perfect read for those who love to explore the possibilities in this war on terror and are keen to experience this from diverse viewpoints.
About The Author
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He grew up all over as a military brat; places like Athens, Greece, Ramstein, and Wiesbaden, Germany, and several places stateside. He was active outside of school for most of his life, mostly in the arts. He played trombone, Jazz piano, and percussion in church, school and sometimes in clubs. He started writing at a young age as well; poetry, music and short stories. He published a blog on Myspace and Facebook during each websites respective popularity peaks and decided to self-publish his first novella “Truth’s at Distance” the first book of a three part series called “One Life Stand” in the summer of 2012. It was then followed by “Personally Lucky”, published September 2012. “Best Broken Promise” published in December of 2012 finally completed the series. Robert’s first full-sized novel entitled “The Guidon Bearer” was published June 2014.
Robert’s exciting and currently relevant novel about consequentialism is available as of January 2016!