Photos from the 2018 Twin Cities Book Festival.
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Laura Richards, a political science professor, and her husband Ben Richards, an astrophysics professor, unexpectedly find themselves at the center of a dark conspiracy after they adopt Chris Lumière, the orphaned son of Laura’s friend Marian. Following the bizarre circumstances of Chris’s birth, Laura and Ben uncover clues revealing an intelligent force surrounding Chris.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The trilogy exposes the secrets behind the Circle of Six and their leader, Aeron Skotino. Each book is a complete adventure and each book reveals many secrets, but only after consuming all three accounts can one appreciate the magnitude of the ticking motivation that drives the Circle. Prepare yourself.
R E V I E W S
Midwest Book Review
A solidly entertaining read from beginning to end. No Such Thing as Evil is a deftly crafted novel of the first order and establishes author Andrew Hunkins as a truly gifted storyteller. No Such Thing as Evil is the first volume in the Circle of Six trilogy and will leave enthusiastic readers looking eagerly toward the next two titles yet to come from Beaver's Pond Press. Very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that No Such Thing as Evil is also available in a Kindle edition.
Really nice and intriguing book. I am not a big fan of sci-fi in general, but that didn't really feel here. It's a mix of thriller, with some futuristic high tech gismos, a bit of iron-man/super hero twist. The story kept evolving and kept me interested all the way through the end. I really enjoyed it and I recommend it to anyone who likes futuristic thrillers.
Jonathan H. DenHartog
My reading list generally consists of technical manuals. Don't read fiction often. This book was a great read. I loved the techno gadgets mixed in throughout the book. Keep an eye out for the Easter Eggs. They are subtle. As you discover the eggs you can see the depth of development. This is a series of three books, can't wait for the next two to come out. Overall a great read.
Midwest Book Review
2015 Finalist - Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal
The award recognizes quality in independent publishing in the Midwest. 198 titles entered in 30 categories. All books were copyrighted in 2015 and entered by publishers from MIPA’s 12-state Midwestern region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).
American Graphic Design USA
2013 Winner - Cover Art Design
GDUSA recognizes a selective top 15 percent with a certificate of excellence.
What secrets are possible if one can see the future and look back? What if the path along infinite futures can be manipulated? What if it depends on what you do? Now. Right now.
Unlike the book’s tension, which waxes and wanes like the portraits of the moon, the suspense pulls you from the very first paragraph and never lets up, ever present, holding you—like gravity.
If good and evil are like the poles of a magnet, what happens when you cut a magnet in two? Aeron Skotino—once one over twelve, now ruler over six. It turns out, good and evil are not at all like the poles of a magnet.
Meet the Characters
From an outsider’s perspective, Chris’s life was completely normal, up until the signs of his unique condition began to emerge. But on closer review, that wasn’t the case. It had started long before that.
The circumstances of his birth made it clear that he was different. But everyone’s child is special, right? Then the signs turned deliberate, and the evidence seemed premeditated—that’s when it all unraveled.
Laura was an average woman, living in an average town, working at an average job. Although, true, it was fortunate to be employed. And the fact that her husband was also employed meant she could have whatever she wanted. Perfect, right?
Something was missing. This is where our story picks up. She didn’t have to go searching for that something—it found her.
Advanced computing combined with astrophysics. Hexadecimal wizardry surrounded by dark energy. Yet, just being a good husband and dad was a bigger challenge for Ben.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marshal all that technology when his wife and son needed help. He possessed the skills to unlock the key to save their lives—and his own.
Circle of Six
Nice try. You’ll have to read the book.
...but if you dare, you might like to just get in the mood by listening to Leonard Cohen's song, You Want It Darker.
Leonard Cohen, may he rest in peace.
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