By Casey S Townsend
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The world you know has changed. Science has been replaced by dark, supernatural forces and those that know how have harnessed them to control the world. You no longer have the right to believe what you want. You do not have the right to choose the kind of life you will live. But you have a choice: you can surrender and live in fear, or you can join the resistance. As part of Red Horizon, a quickly-growing resistance movement, Gibson Craig has devoted his life to opposing these dictators. But he is not the only one. There are numerous rebel factions hidden underground, as much at war with each other as they are with the government, but in the struggle for freedom, they must unite or be crushed. As they move closer, events spin into motion the most epic of battles the United States, and the world, has ever seen. “ETERNITY”, by debut author, Casey S Townsend, is a fast-paced thriller filled with action, mystery, and romance and is the first in a four-part series of novels that blows apart the boundaries of belief. Welcome to Eternity.
||Eternity 01||Meet Gibson Craig, eleven years old. He is struggling to deal with his overly-zealous parents who make him go to service and worship the god Roth. Is Roth real? Is what they teach the truth? And what aren’t his parents telling him?||6/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 02||As the Roth attack the Craig household, Gibson hides upstairs till the end. When it's all over and Gibson has no one left, Jason Phelps introduces him to the elusive resistance group called Red Horizon.||6/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 03||Seventeen Years Later… Major Gibson Craig leads his men as part of Red Horizon. They encounter a rival group of freedom fighters. They both fight against the Roth so they must be on the same side… Right?||6/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 04||Mic Deko, an interrogator for the Roth uses some unorthodox methods of extracting information from a prisoner. Meanwhile, Craig and the Cobalt Unit strategize on how best to take the Roth-controlled city of Old Salem.||6/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 05||Chariot and Merana are students at the Roth University at Atlanta GA. They are both studying to become Silers, a term used to describe the healers and miracle-workers of the Roth. But there’s more to Chariot’s story than she’s letting on…||6/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 06||Divided into six teams, Craig and the Cobalt Unit take on the Roth in the city of Old Salem. Things seem to be going smoothly, but the deeper in they get, the more it appears that they've bitten off more than they can chew.||6/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 07||Merana lets Chariot in on her secrets. Meanwhile, Craig, Grey and Phelps work in teams to move toward the center of Old Salem.||6/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 08||Merana discusses her past and dealing with crippling disease as a child. Chariot obtains blueprints to a Roth Temple where she believes her friends are being held. In Old Salem, the Roth have a plan let the chrysaors out and Craig won’t be able to stop||6/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 09||A mysterious man named Bishop shows up at Cobalt Unit’s camp asking to see Craig. Meanwhile Craig might be sleepier than he thought – or is he really seeing ghosts?||6/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 10||Craig interrogates the man Bishop to learn where he came from. It turns out that Bishop has a very appealing offer for Craig. Merana meets secretly with Mic Deko to ramp up the attack on the resistance. And Chariot discovers some very frightening things i||6/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 11||The battle in Old Salem is going poorly, but Lev Bishop proves to be more useful than Craig originally thought.||6/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 12||Chariot wakes up with vague memories of the night before. Unsure if it was real or a dream, she consults Professor Paul Roman. They may be in more danger than they could have imagined.||7/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 13||Jason Phelps wakes up with evidence that he must have been badly injured, but feels great and doesn’t remember a thing about the accident. Chariot wakes up in a dark dingy cell and is held prisoner by the Roth. Meanwhile, Craig doesn’t find the weapon||7/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 14||Mic Deko is filled in on his orders in Old Salem by an old enemy, Colonel Lucas Fouschet. Chariot has a disheartening conversation with Merana. Craig gets the opportunity of a lifetime to interview the one and only Alexander Kouros.||7/13/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 15||Mic Deko begins his plans to rescue Alexander Kouros, but Bishop is pre-cognitively warned of the attack.||7/13/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 16||As Craig prepares the Cobalt Unit to abandon Old Salem, the Roth soldiers get their first look at the "Fear", Mic Deko's plan to save Kouros. One way or another, a lot of people will die tonight.||7/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 17||Chariot is put one-on-one with a Roth interrogator to whom morality isn't a high priority. Meanwhile, Deko and Fouschet begin plan "B" as they chase the rebels and Alexander Kouros across the state.||7/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 18||Craig and Phelps continue to argue over the issue of Bishop and the High Children. Meanwhile, Chariot and Merana are led into downtown Atlanta to be publicly executed.||7/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 19||Craig and the Cobalt Unit take Alexander Kouros to the Red Horizon city of Charlotte. They arrive just as Mic Deko, Fouschet and the Roth begin their massive attack on the city.||7/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 20||Recovering in the hospital, Dalton Grey has a bit of a revelation as he talks to Bishop. Meanwhile, Craig fights for his life as an army of chrysaors are unleashed on the city.||8/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 21||The Red Horizon soldiers retreat into the inner walls of the city of Charlotte to escape the Roth onslaught. During the brief reprieve, Craig and Bishop finally get a chance to talk to General Covey and Craig learns some interesting facts about Bishop.||8/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 22||Craig and Bishop meet Chariot and they attempt to help her and Merana. Their assistance is interrupted though as the Roth begin wave two of their attack on the city. Meanwhile, Kouros attempts to recruit and turn certain soldiers in Red Horizon.||8/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 23||When Mic Deko learns that there is an augur in the city of Charlotte, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Bishop may be the only hope for the resistance now.||8/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 24||Bishop tries desperately to keep Deko from summoning the Fear, but he may be too late...||8/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 25||Things are looking grim for Red Horizon as Bishop uses the light to barely keep the Fear from devouring them all. But Phelps has an idea that may save them.||8/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 26||Red Horizon has finally found the answer to defeat the Fear, but with the tide of the battle turning, Colonel Fouschet is forced to abandon his original plan of capturing General Covey and resorts to tactically destroying the city and everyone inside it.||8/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eternity 27||There's no stopping the missile that hurdles toward them, but can Craig, Phelps, Chariot and Merana all make it out in time?||8/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
Great story and well told
I really enjoyed this tale. Great characters, well developed world (great bad guys!!!) and very suspenseful. Maybe it's a girl thing (not to insult my fellow females if this seems cliche) but I could do w/out the extensive attention to battle scenes, but that's a very minor complaint. I think the author did a wonderful job reading this as well. Not sure I understand why this has so few reviews? Want more from this author!
Great job-Until the last 4 episodes
I was enjoying this one immensely, despite the aforementioned overdoing of the battle scenes. When the last 3-4 episodes were released, I was very disappointed. The ending is the most important and tricky part of any story, and this one dissolved into utter cliche.
Casey has talent, and the first three quarters of the book are well done. I thought I was listening to a decent first novel from a new author. As soon as it began to wrap up, it turned into a bad comic book. Sexism and pat conclusions abound, negating all the effort the author put into making his characters distinct and realistic.
The ending was a total yawn, and even offensive if one is female. I suggest that the author consider each character and their motivations very carefully when putting together an ending.
I would have given this 5 stars with a better considered finish.
Off to a great start
A new author, a new story, and I'm hooked! Has some elements of Sigler that I like but Casey has a style all his own. I really can't wait for the new episodes and it's free so....duh? Give it a try.