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The Exit: Blue Moon Chronicles (Volume 1) by Todd D Boddy
ISBN: 0985847808
ISBN13: 978-0985847807
Author: Todd D Boddy
Book title: The Exit: Blue Moon Chronicles (Volume 1)
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Pages: 374 pages
Publisher: Broken Club Publishing LLC (August 16, 2012)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1685 kb
Size ePub version: 1870 kb
Size fb2 version: 1748 kb
Category: Science Fiction

A demonic insurgency has given up on waiting for Satan to overthrow God. Instead they make plans to escape to a universe of their own. Their escape technology is cleverly marketed by a charismatic CEO to the worlds' oppressed as a ticket to a perfect life in a distant universe. To counter, an ancient foe recruits a covert group of image bearers and angels to lead an assault against this utopia of evil; one of them is his own daughter, Ru.

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Disclaimer - Todd is a friend and colleague. So I wanted to like this debut novel. Even so, I was delighted by just how much I enjoyed it. The characters are engaging - I grew to care about them and their fate and was anxious when it appeared things might not go well. I was continually surprised by the turns in the plot - people and places and times were not what I thought, which is both one of the literary devices, as well as part of the larger point of the story. Things are not always what they seem.
In the spirit of all great science fiction and fantasy, Boddy creates a world in which to explore issues of meaning and human existence, things like truth, commitment, sacrifice, integrity, trust and loyalty. While he is engaged in theological reflection and is in conversation with apocalyptic traditions present in religious teaching, he is not preaching nor proselytizing. He seems to be genuinely saying, "I wonder..." and asking, "What if...?" and he invites us along for the ride. Even within the story it is not clear which construct of reality is held by the author, nor which will prevail in the world of the story, or the multiverse, as it were. It reminded me of the work of Mary Doria Russell: specifically The Sparrow and Children of God (Ballantine Reader's Circle).
I think this book fills an important niche in that it employs fantasy, science fiction and religious themes, without speaking exclusively to either of those audiences. This is a book that can be readily enjoyed by folks who would not typically read in any of these genres. It is one you can recommend to family and friends regardless of what kind of fiction they typically read - there is something for everyone.
When I reached the end, I immediately wanted to turn and pick up the next volume. Unfortunately, he hasn't finished it yet. Get busy man! I want to know what happens!
I have been a Sci-Fi buff for many years and was happily surprised at this book. I have known the author both as a pastor and as a friend for many years, but was pleasantly surprised at the content of this book. I have read many Christian based books and loved the way he intertwined his basic beliefs with an exciting story that did not "beat you over the head " with his beliefs, but mixed it in with the story line. Whether you are a believer or not, you can really enjoy this book. I am avidly awaiting the next book.
Just finished Blue Moon Chronicles: The Exit and I was disappointed - disappointed that I can't immediately read the rest of the trilogy! Todd, who in the spirit of full disclosure is a former co-worker, has brought characters to life that the reader will care about and created a story that intrigues and entraps. I really wanted to like this book but it was so much more than I hoped. I will be pre-ordering books 2 and 3 ... write, Todd, write!
Donnita Fisher
The Exit reads like a novel and illuminates the questions we all ask about good and evil and the relationship struggles of wondering, "whose side are you on, anyway?" Expect to be challenged theologically but not preached to; the reader is allowed to form his own opinions and watch as Victoria and Lucas work out what they really believe in. The descriptions are amazing and literally 'other-wordly'. I liked this book so much more than I thought I might, not being a particular fan of sci-fi. But the way the author treats these characters and the way the story line moves keeps the reader completely engaged. Surprise after surprise awaits, not always pleasant, though the characters seem to grow with each obstacle they face. Not unlike real life. Maybe science fiction isn't such a stretch after all. Well done good and faithful servant!
The Exit is a great mystery novel, with as many unexpected twist and turns and any Dan Brown novel. If you like a seat of your pants, roller coaster ride, you will love this book. I have been a Sci-Fi/fantasy reader for more years than I want to talk about. I was not expecting to like this book, but I do. The characters are well written, well thought out and really draw you into their world. Yes, I know Todd, but I was not expecting such a good read. My only disappointment is that I have to wait till the next one comes out. I hate starting a series then having to wait, so Todd, get a move on!
This is a unique approach to religious science fiction . I loved the style of writing: short chapters containing short paragraphs makes for a quick read even though the story line and the number of characters could have been confusing for those of us who don't read much science fiction. The characters really come to life in your mind because the descriptions are excellent. I am anxious to read the next book!
Very exciting read that will capture your attention with the right amount of theology. The author has a very creative imagination that holds you spellbound.
I read The Exit cover to cover in two days! The book is NEW...a new view of angels and worlds unseen. It is splattered with poetic thoughts that capture my artistic imagination. Yep. I loved it!
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