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Retribution

(Mantis Force: Marium Kahnet #1)

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Decades after global infanticide wiped out millions on the planet Ramah, deep scars remain in the hearts and minds of the survivors. Though the massacre is over, the merciless Necrogog legions who committed the atrocity still threaten multitudes of star systems, following their primary objective: to kill the promised Mantis messiah, whose birth mother is a member of the Ho ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published April 10th 2017 by Quentorex Studios
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Jeremy Michael Gallen
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the first entry of author R.J. Amezcua’s Mantis Force Trilogy, which he dedicates to his wife Sheryl, a woman named Jazrene Vallo follows families through the forest of Teenoke on the last day of Hoskadish to a cemetery to pay remembrance to the tends of millions killed during a global attack three decades before by Kravjin and Necrogog forces on the Planet Ramah in their attempt to kill Abba El’s Messiah, most of the world’s citizens aware of the prophecy that the divine figure would come fo ...more
Amie
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Must read for lovers of sci-fi and good vs evil

Mantis Force: Retribution (Marium Kahnet Book 1)
  
     Mantis Force is like no other book I have ever had the privilege to read. This novel is full of palpable passion, creative in depth description and meaningful prose.  I am not typically a fan of sci-fi as I find it difficult to keep track of all the various different realms, clans, and names, however even with all that is going on in this book I was able to fully appreciate the underlying story.
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Amy
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Retribution is the start of R J Amezcua’s Mantis Force: Marium Kahnet series. This book is far from the genre I usually like to read. However, it is, also, a perfect reason why other readers should try other genres. One may actually enjoy something new. This was the case for me. I thought Retribution was a pretty good read. Because I am not used to the fantasy fiction genre, I did find myself a little lost or confused at times. I did finally catch on half way through. I am interested where the s ...more
Wickliff
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every once in a while, I come across a series that just shocked me and makes me want to keep reading. This is one of the times where I have found such a series. Just from reading the description alone, I knew this was going to be a densely filled world with a lot of detail. I like that in a book. Some people might find it a bit confusing, like maybe when it comes to the Game of Thrones books, where there is just so much happening, but I like it. This book gave me a chance to take my time and rea ...more
Marilyn Wilson
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Retribution is the first book in a series by author R. J. Amezcua. It is true science fiction - placed in the far reaches of space with unique races and religions. As a Sci Fi fan who writes non-fiction, I am always in awe of how these authors create the multitude of strange names for the people, the worlds, etc., then keep track of them throughout. It has to take a lot of organization and focus. Then there is the science aspect to deal with in a way the reader can understand without getting ted ...more
C.R. Flamingbush
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story is intriguing, the scenes descriptive and easy to picture. I liked the beginning and ending parts the best because they set the stage for the action and brought it to a riveting conclusion. Some explanations of characters' roles were a little long, but the actions and dialogue moved the story right along. The author has created a fascinating world with characters that are forced to make some difficult decisions. I look forward to reading the sequel.
Krystal
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
With Retribution, R.J. Amezcua has crafted an engaging space opera that draws heavily on Christian symbolism to illustrate the alliances and betrayals inherent in negotiations for power!
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I am blessed to have been born and raised in the USA, and as far back as since I could remember, I have had a love for science fiction. I recall as a young boy, my favorite TV shows, Lost in Space and the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin fighting crime in Gotham city.
As a fulltime writer, I have the privilege of crafting stories of hope, and themes of good that triumphant over e
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