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The second novel in a highly acclaimed series! Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension has been called by one reviewer as better than just science fiction. Get your copy today!
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The Synarchy Series
"We're villains, as much as we are capable of being heroes..."
A lifetime ago, Stefano Vasco Terenzio saw one way to maneuver his family into a game of betrayal against an unbeatable enemy; walking into a bullet. A generation later, what started with one man's ego will determine the fate of the whole word. For centuries The Brotherhood and their Gods, the Anunnaki have hidden in plain sight among us. For centuries they have lied, sacrificed man by the thousands, and manipulated humanity into their service.
As the clock ticks closer to December 21st, 2012, they will stop at nothing to keep their control of planet Earth. In the thrilling sequel to Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening, the end is only the beginning. Secrets emerge that will challenge the core of everything you think you believe. All the while a team of scientists must make sense out of the fantastical, and the tenuous link holding together the one family that can save humankind, shatters.
December 20, 2012- 11:44 PM
Oak Alley Plantation
It came down in thick heavy sheets, bulleting from the sky, drenching the ground that could only absorb so much before it leaked up from the grass, and quickly became the swamp that was so common in the area. The glare of headlights cut through the rain, illuminating the porch of the antebellum mansion that was now empty.
Caesar climbed out of the car, whistling. He snapped open the trunk and stared with vicious glee down at Vasco, whose hands Caesar had taped behind his back. Caesar reached inside and hauled the other man out, half dragging him through the puddles of water, and shoved him in front of the stairs, facing the house. “I thought you‘d want to see it one more time before you died.”
Vasco’s eyes traveled slowly over the elegant, old fashioned structure. It had once been her home, before she—
His jaw hardened. A lifetime ago, he had made love to her against those columns, often after he’d shot a few people out among the centuries-old oaks. For a fleeting moment, his eyes softened at the phantom images.
“You know, she and I had some good times here after you got popped.” Caesar grinned.
Vasco’s eyes narrowed, jealousy and fury coiling hotly in his gut. His fingers fisted around the piece of glass hidden in his palm, and sharp edges cut into the tape and his skin, the blood washing away with the force of the rain.
Caesar turned him around so they were facing each other. “I don’t get you, Vasco.” He took a step back, pulling the gun out from the waistband of his pants. “Why? Out of all of them, I never thought you would choose this.”
The hatred in the depths of Vasco’s eyes was unhidden as he regarded Caesar. It was their destiny to be enemies, their agreement for this lifetime. He was fully committed to honoring that agreement. “Choice, Caesar,” Vasco said over the noise of the storm. “I never made anyone do anything. They always had a choice. You—Them—you take the fun out of the game when you take that choice away. But the better, less noble reason is I just don’t like you. Or your masters. I never have.”
Caesar shook his head. “I’ll never understand you Terenzios. I won’t miss you, either.” The thunder growled, a flash of lighting exposing the malevolent gleam in Caesar‘s eyes as he pressed the muzzle of the gun against Vasco’s temple.
Socrates Book Review
The thrilling sequel to Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening is here and promises to be just as thrilling. What Stefano Vasco Terenzio started many years ago, his heirs continue in the year 2012.
The Terenzio family is devoted to saving humankind from their Anunnaki enemies, whose goal is to control Planet Earth. This mission proves to be more difficult than anyone thought, as not all the Terenzios are on the same page. There are some members of the family more than willing to destroy their own and all of humanity, but they must be stopped before the calendar turns to December 21st, 2012 or all hope is lost.
Each character is perfectly crafted and takes on a life of its own with each page. It’s a story of betrayal, loyalty, romance and evil all rolled into one amazing story. A truly fascinating, captivating novel. When you begin reading it, make sure you have enough time to finish as you won’t want to put it down. I practically devoured this book.
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My Rating: 4.25/5
I'll definitely be limiting the details of my review for those who have yet to read the first book in the series. Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension continues the story of the Terenzio family fighting to save humanity. The Brotherhood have been in control of Earth since the dawn of man - under their Gods the Annunaki. Ruthless and cunning, both the Brotherhood and the Annunaki will do whatever it takes to stay in control. The time is 2012 and as the planets slowly come together for their alignment, humanity is finally given another chance to ascend. When one ascends it is like "waking up" to the truth. All will be revealed during the ascension and every puzzle piece in one's life will finally click in place and make sense.
The Terenzio family is a large and extremely powerful mafia-like organization. They have connections and ties to almost everywhere in the world including to the Annunaki themselves. Not all of the Annunaki believe it is right to enslave humanity. Just like not all of the Terenzios believe the Ascension should happen. Betrayal and loyalty are so heavily enterwined in the novel and its characters. The story leads up to the "D-day", December 21, 2012 - the day of the Ascension. The action and characters will blow you away and definitely leave you eagerly wanting Book 3 to be released!
The Synarchy books are definitely ones to be savoured. The world is complex and filled with strong characters, reincarnation concepts, and chapters that jump back and forth between time and character point of views. It's very easy to get lost with the numerous characters but equally easy to become entirely engrossed in the writing. The story can be somewhat overwhelming at times but again, I have to say that DCS has created something that is so unique and exciting that you won't have a choice but to keep turning the pages.
I enjoyed the detail given to the Annunaki. They were rarely mentioned and remained a mystery in the first book. Also introduced is the Galactic Federation. One can call them aliens but they are much more than that. Different mythical beings, including Angels, found in the novel give the reader an entirely new perspective on the idealogy and religion that has been around since...well forever. The characters are forced to question everything they have ever known and its easy for the reader to ask themselves those very same questions. That in itself creates a bond between reader and character that is very seldom seen in the recent books I've read.
I highly recommend both Synarchy novels because they are filled with so much creativity. I enjoyed Book 2 more than Book 1 because more detail and background information was able to come into play more. I also found myself really caring and connecting with the characters. DCS has much planned for her series and I look forward to continuing on with the Terenzio family and their fight to save the world!
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