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(Mantis Force: Marium Kahnet #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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
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
Marilyn R.
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.
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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R. J. Amezcua was born and raised in Silicon Valley, and is happily married to Sheryl. Mr. Amezcua has always enjoyed science fiction. As a young boy, one of his favorite TV shows was Lost in Space. As an entrepreneur and visionary by nature, he has begun his journey as an author.

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Mantis Force: Marium Kahnet (3 books)
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  • Mantis Force: Rebirth (Marium Kahnet Book 3)