Book Review~ Desire of Ages

Title: Desire of Ages
Genre: Christian, Science Fiction
Author: Robert Arrington
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When a wandering asteroid struck the world of Taunna, obliterating the kingdom of Kirfreet, the followers of the god Yamleh saw it as a sign. He was ready to judge the world, and those found wanting would be swept away. Determined to be on the right side, Yamleh's followers began the Great Consolidation, ultimately uniting the entire globe under one rule with the Emperor reigning supreme. 

Now, centuries later, the real work of governing falls to the Bureaucracy. The preeminent ministries, Purity and Appeasement, work tirelessly to placate the God, and make sure that no one gives Him cause to deliver another blow from His devastating fist. 

Objiwano Ketsu is a deep agent for Purity. He has just scored his career's greatest success by capturing the radical cleric Imakunir. But his superiors are suspicious, and Objiwano himself is conflicted. Has he made the biggest mistake of his life? If so, can Taunna survive the aftermath? 

At approximately 19 pages, Desire of Ages is the perfect entertainment choice for waiting rooms, check out lines, and other unproductive moments in your day. (5900 words.)

This is a short science fiction read that echoes the Biblical Easter story. There isn't a whole lot that can be said here. It's a very short, well written little page turner. As the description says, great time-filler. I read while in the car (with my husband driving, of course). I felt like even though it was short the characters were well-devolved and I enjoyed reading it. I would like to a series of short stories as a series here. There's quite a bit of meat considering how short it is.


Sex? No.
Language? No.
Drugs and alcohol? No.
Religion? Yes.
Anything else? No.

By day, Robert Arrington is a humble PC Help Desk technician for a large law firm in Raleigh, NC. After hours, he transforms into a writer, primarily of supers fiction. When not pursuing these activities he helps his kids with their homework, and generally tries to make himself useful around the house. He shares his home with his wife, Lucille, a son, 11, daughter, 8, and two bearded dragons.
In addition to Desire of Ages, Robert has just finished his first full-length novel, a YA superheroes tale featuring a 16-year-old girl with powers that echo the writings of Lewis Carroll. The Wonderland Effect will be available as an ebook in Amazon's Kindle store by mid-July, with other retailers and a physical edition from CreateSpace to follow soon after.

*I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.
*Thank you to The Indie View for connecting me to this author.