PRAISE FOR GODS OF GARRAN
"It is a hard book to put down and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I recommend it for any fan of sci-fi or fantasy who enjoys an unusual and original tale!" -Blaine Coleman, Amazon reviewer
Once the Borrai, the Gods of Garran, walked among the people, taming the wind and the fiery mountains. Then invaders came from the sky and killed the gods--destroying all who opposed them. A hundred years have passed since the Invaders came from the sky--an advanced alien race known as the Chanden. Now, having suffered many grievances at the hand of the aliens, the tribesmen rise up to find the god-stones and revive the ancient powers of the Borrai--and reclaim their world.
As a son of the clan chieftan, Moorhen can't do anything right. His father disapproves of everything he does. When his father decides to seek revenge on the Chanden, once again Moorhen finds himself in opposition to his father. The fate of his tribe hangs in the balance. Should Moorhen follow his conscience-or his father?
Meanwhile, when the Chanden learn of the search for the god-stones, they send a spy to infiltrate the Garrans--a young woman named Este, who has her own reasons for hating the Garrans. She begins to realize that they are dealing with a real power and not a superstition when they get close to finding the god-stones. Could the Chanden be in the wrong?
PRAISE FOR GODS OF GARRAN: (Amazon reviews)
"I really enjoyed this story. The environment and the characters weren't predictable. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens to the characters in future novels and I'd recommend to a friend."
"Revelations abound thru out this novel. Great plot, and great character development. The moral quandaries that Este goes through during her travels to unravel the rebellion leads to many more questions, as she becomes more and more entangled in the rebellion. The Gods are awakening, and they are not happy!" -Hippy_Lettuce
This story has a great concept. A primitive planet is invaded and taken over by a technologically superior species. The invaders saw themselves as bringing civilization and peace to a backward planet (as many American settlers did with respect to the American Indians). Both races see each other as savages. I love the plot of the story, and we have some very unique characters. One thing the author does very well is present this story from the perspective of a Garran (the natives) and the Chanden (the invaders). Because of this, we get a feel for how each species sees the other and vice versa.
-Author, AJ Reissig