By: Mike Eye
Length: 222 Pages
Published: December 16th 2016
IN A DYING WORLD NOT UNLIKE OUR OWN, two elemental forces are controlling two avatar demigods who seek to perpetuate the planet’s existence by reshaping a new world in a certain way after it has finally fallen to a post-apocalyptic state. On the One side we have Mother Magdalena, a strong and fierce pregnant Hankerhawk woman of the Earthen Bry Dellows who will be faced with the challenge of reviving humanity in a changed, desolate, dark world with no living creature in sight. On the other side we have Al Rodnam, a wise, old Sirian guru mystic who has much love for the dying world of Earth and is the last of his kind, the Godheds, who had helped Mother Magdalena restart civilization One age prior. Both personas will cross paths and have to help each other meet the commands of their elemental forces.
Meanwhile, throughout it all, Magdalena is continuously haunted by the shade of a mysterious man she somehow feels fiercely attracted to and also reminds her of someone important she had met Once, someone she had Once loved… Upon giving birth to her child, Magdalena feels compelled to search for this man, wherever his real person may be, fully believing the man to not only still be alive, but to in fact be the Last Godhed of whom she had been searching for for a long, long time. However, we come to find that the shade of this familiar man, although not in fact the Last Godhed, is indeed the Last Godhed’s fully manifest Shadow Identity toying with the Mother. Once the prerequisites for Magdalena and her High sisters are met, Al Rodnam must use his High powers to help beckon the Mother to his Shadow. But first, there must be a divine transformation through a magical pond located at a secret, special spot upon the ruins of the destroyed Earth, a spot that’ll help shift the gears of the story up a couple of notches in an extremely powerful and enchanting way, but not consciously quite exactly the way in which either avatar was ever expecting…
Many time when it comes to the Science fiction genre I find them to be overbearing with terminology in which I am unfamiliar with, but with Mike Eye’s creations of The Aqueous Transmission he easily blends the craftsmanship of the spacecraft and equipment while building a world in which has not been built yet.
I found this book to be one that was easy to read, easy to understand and easy to like. Eye took a great deal to provide the details needed to make this come alive in your mind. While the world building I found to be spectacular, the plot itself did take time to build up and develop. Perhaps the singular character, in the beginning, was the demise of that. Even with that aspect once that passes and other characters are become introduced you find yourself wanting to learn more about them.
The book is written in 3rd person following Magdalena and her mission to repopulate. At moments she is enjoyable but often I found her to be very full of herself. Which She should be, I mean the world in which she inhabits is under her mercy to expand with growth. She is a strong character with a strong ego to match. Just not very likable I suppose.
It was pleased however to see an author stretch just beyond the normal base of world creation. Throughout the book I found myself being swept away to Magdalena side. While some parts became strangely exotic it all seemed to work within the bindings of this story.
The Aqueous Transmission is a great blend of science fiction and fantasy, which is not something I read often. But if I came across more work similar to Mike Eye’s writing style then it would be something I couldn’t find myself turning down.