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Promise Of The Visitor: Novella 3 (The Silver Sphere)

5 Star Review

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Editorial Book Review:

By David McCarthy

The Silver Sphere Series by David Gittlin introduces readers to an intriguing blend of mystery, science fiction, and suspense. Volume 3 (Promise of the Visitor) kicks off with a bang where the police investigation of a strange report sets the stage for an interstellar adventure unlike any other.

In the opening scene, readers are immediately drawn into the story as an unconscious body is discovered on the kitchen floor of a beach house rented by Jacob Cassel, a mystery writer. The arrival of Daytona Police deputies adds a layer of tension, hinting at the mysteries that lie ahead. David Gittlin effectively sets the stage for what promises to be an interesting morning for Jacob, his girlfriend Amy, and Arcon, an AI from beyond the Milky Way.

One of the strengths of the series is its diverse cast of characters. Jacob Cassel is a relatable protagonist, and his interactions with the super-smart Amy and the enigmatic Arcon adds depth to the narrative. Davi Gittlin skilfully weaves together their individual storylines, creating a dynamic trio that drives the plot forward with their unique perspectives and motivations.

As the story unfolds, readers are treated to a suspenseful and fast-paced narrative that keeps them on the edge of their seats. The arrival of a visitor from the planet Aneleya, bearing dire news about a doomsday device threatening Earth and the entire solar system, adds a thrilling twist to the plot. The author masterfully builds tension as the characters race against time to uncover the truth and prevent disaster.

The interplay between science fiction elements and real-world themes is another highlight of the series. David Gittlin seamlessly integrates futuristic technology and otherworldly beings into the narrative, creating a rich and immersive world that feels both familiar and exotic. At the same time, the series explores thought-provoking themes such as the nature of humanity, the consequences of technological advancement, and the importance of cooperation in the face of adversity.

While the series excels in many areas, it is not without its flaws. Some readers may find the pacing uneven at times, with certain sections dragging while others race by. Additionally, the resolution of certain plot threads may feel slightly rushed or lacking in depth, leaving some questions unanswered.

Overall, The Silver Sphere Series offers an engaging and entertaining read that will appeal to fans of both mystery and science fiction. With its intriguing premise, well-developed characters, and suspenseful plot twists, it is sure to keep readers captivated from start to finish. Whether you're a longtime fan of the genre or a newcomer looking for an exciting new read, this series is definitely worth checking out.

In conclusion, The Silver Sphere Series by David Gittlin delivers a thrilling interstellar adventure that combines mystery, suspense, and science fiction in an imaginative and captivating narrative. Despite some pacing issues and minor flaws, the series is a must-read for anyone seeking an engaging and thought-provoking story.

David Gittlin's skilful storytelling weaves together elements of intrigue and excitement, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as the characters navigate through unexpected twists and turns. The addition of a visitor from the planet Aneleya, bearing dire news about a doomsday device, adds an extra layer of tension to the plot.

While the premise may seem far-fetched, David Gittlin's attention to detail and well-developed characters ground the story in believability, making it a compelling read for fans of the genre. Overall, Promise of the Visitor is a must-read for anyone craving a thrilling and imaginative escape into the unknown realms of science fiction.

About the Author

David Gittlin

After a career in marketing and business communications, David Gittlin studied screenwriting and novel writing at UCLA. His first novel (an urban fantasy thriller titled "Three Days to Darkness") was nominated for the James Kirkwood Prize for creative writing. He has written four novels and six novellas."AndroBiotica: Nearly Human" is his newest novella. Prior to that, he published "River to the Multiverse," the fourth book in The Silver Sphere Series. David lives in Florida with his wife, daughter, and grandchild.


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