The Conrad Chronicles: Revolt
1st in a series
by Heather Hobson
The Conrad Chronicles: Revolt, the first in a new science fiction series by Heather
Hobson, is a detailed account of the outcasts of the planet Karna. They have settled on a
new world, Aleron, and raised their children, building a community of peace, away from
any industrialization, which they think was bound to destroy their home world. In this
idyllic setting, one of the children, Xavier, learns the reason why they were exiled: they
were different; they had mental and psychic powers and were feared by their fellow humans.
Thus begins Xavier's quest for revenge and his growing desire to conquer not only Karna
but the world. Whatever the side they are on, Xavier's or the side of peace, all of the
Aleron children rediscover the ancient technical knowledge and temper it with their innate
paranormal abilities. Xavier and his followers go out into space to find the ancient
planet of Karna, and Gloria, the daughter of the current leader, and her companions speed
after him, hoping to stop him.
Hobson has created an epic space drama that doesn't end with this first book. It is
rich with characters that the reader can love and hate and has enough action for any Star
Wars fan. The science is understandable and the paranormal abilities are fresh and new.
The ending is unexpected and satisfying without being predictable or saccharin.
I can't wait until Hobson gifts the world with the next installment.
NOTE: Reviewer Janie
Franz is the author of Freelance Writing: Itís a Business, Stupid!, Relaxation
Techniques for Children, Relaxation Techniques for Adults; Co-author of The
Ultimate Wedding Reception Book and The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book. Coming
Soon: The Ultimate Wedding Workbook, Get Rich on Love, and Sacred Breath
(a sound recording of relaxation meditations).