Friday, June 19, 2015

Wake The Dead by Victoria Buck - REVIEWED

About the Book:
What if the first man reborn of an evolutionary leap doesn't like his new life? Is escape even possible? The time is right for introducing the world to the marvels of techno-medical advancements. An influential man, one loved and adored, is needed for the job, and who better than celebrity Chase Sterling? After suffering injuries no one could survive Chase is rebuilt like no one has ever seen before. In the not-too-distant future a man--if he can still be called a man--breaks away from the forces taking over his life and finds new purpose in the secret world of hiding believers.

My Thoughts:
It’s not always easy for us when God makes u His mind to do something.”  (Bear to Chase – in the Underground church)

When Chase Sterling hears this statement from the leader of the Underground Church in Atlanta, he is at a point of decision.  Life as he knew it – a life lived in a government assigned role – ended abruptly when he was almost ripped in two by something resembling a self-propelled rocket launcher.  He was awakened from death – literally – by Dr. Robert Fiender, and given the opportunity to become the spokesperson for new technology – transhumanism.  Think of it as Big Brother living inside you – a blend of technology and human organs – not quite cyborg, but close.  Chase finds himself trapped in a nightmare from which he will never awaken.

The twist comes when Dr. Fiender reveals the true nature of the government’s plan, and both Chase and Dr. Fiender discover someone far wiser has gone before them and tweaked the technology that has now become integrated into Chase’s body.  All of the sudden the game changes, and Chase finds himself in a position to decide what role he will or will not play in the future development of the human race.  Nothing is as it seems, and depending on the decisions being made, life on earth may never be the same.

Wake the Dead is an intriguing look at the timeless battle humans fight to become the god of their own world.  God’s way are and have always been higher than anything a human can dream of, and in the story there remains a remnant that continues to stand on that truth.  To me, this novel presents an eerily plausible scenario of what the future may look like one day.  Chase’s experiences become more thought-provoking as the novel reaches its conclusion, and readers are left to consider what choices they will make when made to choose between God and the earthly government.  That day is closer than any of us can know, and it is my heart’s desire that we will choose to stand for eternal truth – no matter the cost.

I highly recommend this novel!

About the Author:

Victoria Buck is a native Floridian running a small business with her husband, who teaches her everything she needs to know about both melodrama and comic relief. Wake the Dead is her debut novel.

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