Eternal Horizon: A Star Saga
Written and illustrated by David Roman, Eternal Horizon is a space opera story of good and evil. FBI agent Vincent Saturn impulsively goes into a crash-landed spaceship, and ends up being kidnapped by the ship and taken across the galaxy to become part of a rebellion against the evil Empire. Joining a group of rebels, and finding that he has begun to change, developing powers and skills he never knew he had, Saturn finds himself conflicted between staying and help those becoming his friends and trying to return back to Earth and his former life. Also complicating the situation is his interest in the alien princess Gaia, and her dedication to the Rebellion.
The use of both high tech weaponry and swords is reminiscent of classic sci fi, and there are scenes that bring to mind classic movies (Star Wars being a major source of inspiration). Instead of simply lifting plot and characters from other stories, however, Roman has used universal themes and archetypes to make his own story. He has also included illustrations for each chapter, and a section in the back that provides illustrations of every major character, along with the vehicles and soldiers encountered in Eternal Horizon. While the writing and dialogue could use some polish, it is a readable, entertaining first novel.
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