Mysterious island, horrifying monster, cry for help, brave heroes coming to the rescue… It looks like the beginning of a standard and unremarkable adventure story… However, while going deeper into the plot of the science fiction novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”, the reader increasingly understands that each subsequent event, as well as the final outcome, could not have been predictable. This is due to the fact that the author reveals the plot bit by bit, allowing the reader to gradually string them on the narrative thread.
The novel is unusual not only due to its plot, but also because of the interweaving of different genres within it. Like an exotic culinary dish, it is layered in fantastic adventures with scientific facts and discussions, spiced with a tender romantic story, and sweetened with a pinch of humor and irony. And this dish will be further enjoyed accompanied by the author’s philosophical discussions on the interrelations between Nature and Man in today’s world, as well as in the near future.
Travelling to a mysterious island in the middle of the ocean, trip to the jungle full of life, meeting the local tribe of Sololeadas, investigating of disappearance and death of people on the island, hunting an enigmatic dinosaur-like animal, experiencing romantic adventures and last but not least discussing about the Nature and its interrelations with mankind – all this awaits you in the first novel of “The Monster” trilogy by Alexandr Iscenco entitled “The Monster: Blade of Darkness”.
Official website of the novel: www.themonster.info.
Uniqueness of the book
- This is the first science fiction novel written and published in Moldova
- The novel is the first part of the sci-fi trilogy "The Monster" and is the basis of the "Universe of the Monster", which is going to be developed in subsequent books of the author
- To publish the book the author used the crowdfunding method and financial support of the community of future readers
“At first I was a bit afraid that it would "just" be another adventure or science fiction story, but the more I read the more I realized how much wisdom there is in this story, how much the reader can learn about the different functions of nature, the indigo people (great) and gets inspired by so many possibilities and parallels to our current living world. It also feels like a bit of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues under the sea and sometimes the style has a bit of Paulo Coelho too. Especially I am so happy that there will be true and important wisdom at the reader when he finished reading the story.”
-- Wolfgang Stricker, founder of serendii publishing
“While reading first pages of the book, I thought “another simple story – man as a hero and lady rescued by him from scary creature”. I relieved when I realized, that I misjudged this book. The mystery and unexpected plot twists engrossed me. I felt as compelled - I had to read it. But there is more than delight of reading. The book has deeper meaning. If somebody wants, he/she will get it. To sum up – great story, that gives food for thought.”
-- Daria Borodziuk, Amazing Reader, Poland
“I read the ‘Monster’. Well I finished it in just three days. The story is very interesting and keeps on inspiring to continue reading. The most interesting thing I find is that, despite being a science fiction, the setup seems very realistic. I could feel the S*** island, understand the psychology of Azul, and sense the bushes while the hunters walked across the jungle. The novel also introduced me to some of the most fascinating natural phenomena and refreshed some which I learnt during my school days. Thanks for that. I can recommend it to all age groups. Especially to children who are curious, and reading such stories will boost their excitement of exploring nature. And for the grownups, such stories will motivate to relook towards the nature and watch their actions.”
-- Divya Pandey, Amazing Reader, India
“Words cannot describe the feelings that your novel raises within, because it is simply a whirlpool of different sensations, experiences, interests, and many other things!...
To me your novel turned out to be a long-awaited and refreshing drop of dew for my brain.
It is extremely interesting and exciting!”
-- Aleksandra Polivanaya, Amazing Reader, Ukraine
“It was an evening reading that turned into a night reading, during which I read “The Monster”. The book was interesting and captivating, and I couldn't stop until I read it till the end. The topic addressed is very important and actual nowadays – of how humans use other people following totally wrong purposes, destroying life and damaging the planet. Luckily, the ending was positive in the book, and hopefully most similar stories happening now in the world will have good endings as well.”
-- Iulia Gotesan, Amazing Reader, Moldova
About the Author
Alexandr Iscenco was born on the 9th of May, 1985 in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. Since childhood he has been interested in astronomy, anatomy of animals and humans, entomology, genetics and ecology. Alexandr did his studies at the Free International University of Moldova (www.ulim.md) and the University of Copenhagen (www.ku.dk) in the field of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. He also participated in a number of educational programs on the topics of environmental protection, leadership and entrepreneurship at universities in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Australia and the USA.
Alexandr began his literary activity in 2003. Back then his first tentative poems, poetic translations and the first large and interactive novel “The Scorpion” appeared. Alexandr’s first book was published in 2007. It was a small collection of works entitled “The Thoughts: the World of My Heart and Soul. The Favorites”, which included several dozens of poems, five poetic translations and two short stories, “The Black Hole” and “Road to Happiness”. Also several poetry works were published in the anthology “The Golden Verse” in 2009. The rest of the poems were posted by the author on his literary blog “The Thoughts” (www.ischenco-thoughts.blogspot.com).
Alexandr began working on the novel “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” in 2000. In 2010 the first draft of the literary work was completed. In 2013 the revision and editing of the text of the novel were finished. And only in 2014 the novel was published. This was possible due to the great support of the author's parents, Vera and Victor Iscenco, whom Alexandr is immensely grateful to.
|Titlu Original:||Чудовище: Лезвие Тьмы. Научно-Фантастический Роман: Александр Ищенко|
|Compatibil cu:||iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle|
|Dimensiunea Fișierului:||8 MB|
|Pagini Ediție Print:||184|
|Compatibil cu Kindle:||Da|
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