- By Adam Connell

Counterfeit Kings

  • Title: Counterfeit Kings
  • Author: Adam Connell
  • ISBN: 9780972002646
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Counterfeit Kings The Barnes Noble ReviewAdam Connell s debut novel a down and dirty game of deep space hide and seek entitled Counterfeit Kings is the antithesis of space opera There are no majestic armadas no epi

    The Barnes Noble ReviewAdam Connell s debut novel, a down and dirty game of deep space hide and seek, entitled Counterfeit Kings, is the antithesis of space opera There are no majestic armadas, no epic battles, no clearly defined heroes or villains, just ruthless pawns in a deadly chess game searching for a lost king before the defecation hits the rotating oscillatoThe Barnes Noble ReviewAdam Connell s debut novel, a down and dirty game of deep space hide and seek, entitled Counterfeit Kings, is the antithesis of space opera There are no majestic armadas, no epic battles, no clearly defined heroes or villains, just ruthless pawns in a deadly chess game searching for a lost king before the defecation hits the rotating oscillator.After a failed assassination attempt, the leader of a Jovian mining colony John Kingston, a.k.a the King disappears, throwing thousands of lives into chaos The queen must find her husband before 20 days elapse, or else he ll be declared dead, and his kingdom along with all the invaluable mines will be up for grabs Other groups with far less philanthropic motives are interested in finding the King as well a cult like legion of the King s allegedly illegitimate children known as the Bastards wants to find their supposed father and force him to share his wealth, and a competing mining company led by a sadist named Rouen wants the King dead Complicating matters are the King s doppelgangers Ringers surgically altered men that look exactly like him.Reminiscent of the characters in Alfred Bester s classic The Stars My Destination, Connell s characters are flawed, cynical, witty and totally obsessed with their own twisted objectives While it may be pretentious to compare a debut novel to a Bester masterwork, Counterfeit Kings is a surprisingly elaborate and undeniably entertaining story with gritty characters that will stay with the reader for a long, long time Here s one new Adam Connell fan who can t wait to see what this promising new author does next.Paul Goat Allen

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