Patriotism needs a dose of… (Cobalt by CG Blade)

It’s the first week of Rochelle’s Reviews SPF, and I’m extremely happy with how it all turned out. Rochelle’s Reviews fans have been amazing in their support and enthusiasm for SPF, and so it gives me great pleasure to share my review of another book that inspired this website, CobaltCobaltCobalt by CG Blade
Blurb:
Science fact. Historical fact. These two subjects combined make up the newest and brightest science fiction novels, The Trinity Series. These wonderful novels are grounded in historical scientific fact and once they start, they never stop their climb towards a dramatic climax and a shocking ending. Consumed with the studies done in the 50’s and 60’s on human trials, the Atom Bomb, and other subjects, CG used these pieces of history, plucked them out, and inserted them into his novels. Al...
The Trinity Series Book 1
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Kindle Price: 2.99
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by CG Blade. Have a look at this awesome Science Fiction novel and read my official review below. I’m looking forward to the next two books in this trilogy and I hope to share my thoughts on these as well.

Cobalt

by CG Blade

Series:
The Trinity Series Book 1

Read the Official Review of Cobalt


Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: August 27th, 2015
Kindle Price: 2.99
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

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Amazon: US

Book Description:

Science fact. Historical fact. These two subjects combined make up the newest and brightest science fiction novels, The Trinity Series. These wonderful novels are grounded in historical scientific fact and once they start, they never stop their climb towards a dramatic climax and a shocking ending.

Consumed with the studies done in the 50’s and 60’s on human trials, the Atom Bomb, and other subjects, CG used these pieces of history, plucked them out, and inserted them into his novels.

Although the Trinity Series are based in the future, these novels give guidance to ‘what could have happened’ if these studies were used in a far more hideous way years later. Every mind-blowing detail was carefully researched and annotated in these humorous and action-packed stories that include a wide variety of characters that slowly develop their own flaws, some by involuntary means. Is everyone who they seem to be?

We have been told these novels are ‘hard to put down’ and are a vibrant pacey look into a future that could be. Come and join us for a wild trip into a genetically controlled microchip induced panic attack! Hold on tight and please keep your arms and legs inside the book at all times. – Pseudosynth Press

Official Review:

I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Art by Katerina Ventova

Art by Katerina Ventova

As a lover of science fiction, action, and adventure, I was entertained with “Cobalt” by CG Blade. I found it to be imaginative, creative, with equal doses of serious and funny. It is the year 2076 and the United States is not the same as it used to be. Political corruption has taken hold and greedy business has dominated all of America. Patriotism barely exists anymore… Is there no one to stand up for an individual’s rights?

First Lieutenant Petra Kayden Dace, reborn in a test tube and made with the very unusual substance Cobalt, is America personified. Created by and under the guidance of General James S. Cooper, her mission to right the wrongs done to the country will not be an easy one. Mysterious suicide terror attacks have the people panicked, and spies are everywhere. She has her work cut out for sure. Fortunately she is equipped with the arsenal of an entire army, a built-in heads up display (HUD), and an A.I. named Terprise to keep her company as she carries out her orders.

Art by Katerina Ventova

Art by Katerina Ventova

I really enjoyed all the action in Cobalt, especially in the first two chapters. It reminded me of the “tutorial” levels in video games, and we get to experience how Petra uses her abilities and learn some of what her limitations are. Her conversations with Terprise are humorous, in the same way Iron-Man speaks with his A.I., Jarvis. I smiled as I read all the direct and indirect references to a wide variety of sci-fi works. While I didn’t find all the Easter eggs contained within the book (and there are MANY!), there were enough for me to appreciate. Finding out what happens to Microsoft had me laughing out of my chair, and for some reason I found myself caring about what happens to a peculiar set of drones.

Cobalt had me glued to my kindle, wanting to find out what happens next. Nobody is who they appear to be, and the story twists in a number of ways. I highly recommend for anyone who loves action, science fiction, puzzles, and a fast paced read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I look forward to reading Crimson next, and maybe I’ll find out why Petra has such an affinity to Twinkies.

About the Author:

CG Blade

“Without sarcasm, science-fiction is just science” – CG Blade

CG Blade is an author, creative writer, Navy veteran, engineer and robot programmer. He is an avid science-fiction novel and movie enthusiast. Years of back surgeries led to his greatest positive discovery…First Lieutenant Petra Kayden Dace and Terprise. He wanted to create something humorous he had never read before, a science-fiction story based on real life events that were interlaced into a patriotic tribute to our armed forces and lead to different events in pop-culture history. After doing research on actual historical events, people, places and ‘things’ he wove these into the futuristic mystery action-packed tale of the Trinity Series.

He currently lives with his wife and their two cats in Ohio.

Connect with CG Blade:
Twitter | Author Website

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