I have shared Twitter timelines with Colin for some months now. Trying not to sound like a stalker, but after following links from his Twitter profile to his website and being an avid reader, the urge to read Colin’s stories became irresistible. The Kindle edition is available here. It is a captivating story and a review follows below.
After a motorcycle accident had left him in a wheelchair for four months, the author, Colin Andrews, started writing the Phoenix Group stories nine years ago, when his wife was expecting their first son. The story was originally written for his unborn son to read and was never intended to be published. But Colin’s son, now 9 years old, has badgered his Dad to finish the story and the story has grown, as children and stories tend to do.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Colin’s son. Rising is a thrilling, edge of the seat story, from start to finish. The reader is transported from newly discovered temples in the Amazon, to the Pentagon, the Peak District, London, the Brown Mountains and places Unknown.
A puzzle must to be solved, the solution will save the world but at what cost? What are the plans of the Phoenix Group?
Rising is only the first part of this four part story and introduces us to the archaeologist, Dr Mark Gillian and his team who include his nephew Pacey, Samantha (Sam), Tom and the dashing Captain Reynolds; the mysterious Jack Collins and Oz and Cook (who are so much more than soldiers).
Great characters and fast paced action/adventure/mystery that would transfer brilliantly to the screen. Can’t wait to read Ascension, part two of the Phoenix Group stories, planned for release in 2012.