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02.14.14 Epoch Dawning v2.0 has arrived. Newly edited, the second addition also includes an Epoch Dawning Secrets Page!

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If technology gave Adam and Eve the chance to start again, what would they choose to do?

In the future, the Singularity exists. Did it decide that humans are a threat, or that we could be pu
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Paperback, 204 pages
Published July 11th 2013 by C.H.E. Sadaphal
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David
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy of this book. At first I found the timelines a bit difficult to navigate (and thankfully the author provided an overview of each period) but once I figured it out it made a lot more sense. There is a lot of heavy thought material in this work and grist for numerous mills that I won't attempt to deal with here. Basically it asks the question if there are only two survivors of an apocalypse (male and female, obviously), should they attempt to repopulate the planet or simpl ...more
Michael Mattei
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads.

Can I give it 3 and a half stars?
This book has great moments, but has some major flaws.
First, there were quite a few mistakes throughout the book that endeded up being more annoying than anything, but a few more rounds of proofreading couldn't hurt.

The writing itself is very good sometimes, and rather bad at other times. Mr. Sadaphal has a keen eye for detail, and a very descriptive writing style. He often makes the thoughts and actions o
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Misty Ray
Sep 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
First off, I fall into the exact market that the author was shooting for: Mensa member, fan of dystopian futures, a deep believer in and traveller through existential angst, and lifelong subscriber to the debate over the question "Why?" That being said...this is, quite simply, an angry, arrogant rant from someone who wants more of the world to appreciate how brilliant he thinks he is.

The main character is described as a picture perfect representation of the author's photo, and that's before he b
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Susan Reeves deMasi
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Thank you to the author and publisher for the giveaway copy of Epoch Dawning! That was a nice surprise in my mailbox.

I really wanted to like this book more. The author is certainly talented, and the book is thought-provoking; overall, it just didn't work for me.

Negatives:
ERRORS. Spell-check is not a substitute for an actual person proofreading a book. The missing words and incorrect use of homophones ("Not-to-distant past") actually distracted me and made a heavy book even harder to understand.

T
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Kaitlin
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
So this book I received free as a giveaway.

Unfortunately this book was a bit orbs mixed bag for me as it started out being really intriguing woth the Collective concept connecting all human thoughts. I loves the premise and I felt good about reading it.
However as the story got to the middle the focus shifted from the world and the plot to a spiritual debate in great detail which I feel then proceeded to take over the entire 2nd half of the book. The 2nd half felt rushed and as if the author ha
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Rachel
Oct 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received a giveaway copy of this book. As I read, I was distracted by the grammatical errors, but upon further investigation noticed that the book was self-published. I'm hoping this was a review copy and not the final product.

The premise of the book was that the entire population was wiped out and two survivors are left to mull over how to proceed. Great idea, but the method of wiping out the population was hard to wrap my mind around. There was a lot of heavy dialogue that made me think of A
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Dianne
Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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This book was received free and is a FIRST-READS review.
Rather than go into the story line which is explained in the description I'll give my impressions on liking this book. This book grabbed me from the first paragraph. It flows easily and makes for an enjoyable read. Descriptions were "just enough" and made it easy for me to create my own visual movie. There were twists and the subject of the book leads one to ask many questions. I enjoy the writing style of Dr Sadaphal. While reading I could
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Caroline
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
I am still a bit puzzled as to what to say about this book. It was very thought provoking, had a great plot, was a little bit rough around the edges and I would like to recommend it, but I just can't get past the feeling that the author painted himself into a corner and so used something totally out of the blue to bring an end to the story. Overall, I was disappointed as the story had captured my attention, so much so, that I stayed up very late (at least for me) to finish the book. As a goodrea ...more
Dawn
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads-won
I received a copy of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I really want to give "Epoch Dawning" 5 stars, but I had problems with spelling mistakes and some of the grammar.

The writing is smooth, fluid and very comfortable to read. C.H.E. Sadaphal is a natural writer.

The story-line is incredible (in the good sense!). There is so much to think about when you're reading, and my head is still spinning now.

As a reader, I would have liked the story to be bulked up a little - ok, a lot! That
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Kyle Pfeffer
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, reviewed
I won this book through a giveaway.

This book was fantastic. It felt like something in between 1984 and Twilight Zone. With enough exposure, I have no doubt that this book will be a classic. There's a lot you can take away, if you want to dissect the author's philosophy.

The book centered on two people, Asher and Evelyn, who find themselves to be the last of humanity. My only complaint is that there was so much backstory and not much of the end of the world (something the book claimed to be) but i
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Alyssa Boxer
I received this book as a giveaway so I'd like to start by thanking those involved in making that happen.

This book was not bad by any means but at times confusing and hard to get through. It was not the content that was difficult but rather the structure was hard to navigate. Jumping between time periods was confusing. Also there were times when things seemed to drag on unnecessarily. Possibly a few more revisions would get this book a higher rating from me. If the book seems like something you'
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Kristine
Sep 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
Full review found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...
* I received a copy of this book in a goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.*
When I first read the synopsis for this book I thought two things. This could be really good or this could be really bad. I was hopeful for the good but unfortunately all I got was the bad. This is only the third time ever in all the reviews that I have ever done that I have given a book this low a rating and I hate doing it but I have to be hon
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Annette
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I got Epoch Dawning to review as part of goodreads first read program.

Overall Epoch Dawning is a story about two opposite personalities (Asher & Evelyn) who are faced with a major decision. Should they come together to restart the human race or let it end. By numerous flashback we get a better understanding of what their world is like and the idea of the "collective". While the ending of Epoch Dawning was not to my liking I found it overall very thought provoking with a very interesting plot. I
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Melissa
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
I have (hopefully temporarily) lost my copy, so this is a placeholder in-progress review, but... it was getting to be a bit of a slog.

The book's playing with an interesting setup, but the author was... apparently trying to do that "deliberately vague and mysterious" thing, and mostly succeeding in being kind of confusing. I was... maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of the way through, and wasn't entirely sure what was going on. It's possible it gets better past what I read, but I'm not sure...
Tami Nelson
Aug 22, 2013 rated it liked it
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Thank you C.H.E. Sadaphal , and Goodreads First reads for this book I won in a giveaway. If your looking for a casual read then this isn't the book for you. This is very heavy reading, has extremely difficult timelines but yet an interesting story is in there. Thanks again I loved it!
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Dr. Charles Haddon Elijah Sadaphal began his career as a medical doctor. He discovered a hidden passion for writing after a colleague challenged him to put some ideas down on paper. The challenge became his first book, Epoch Dawning, a post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel and an Amazon Top 100 Christian science fiction bestseller. Elijah has not stopped writing since. Having published six books, with ...more

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