Book Review: The Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins (.99 from 6/12 – 6/16)

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Today, I’m sharing a book review and an alert: Sean Robin’s sci-fi thriller, The Crimson Deathbringer is only .99 as a Kindle download from 6/12 thru 6/16. Check it out @ Amazon where it was HOT NEW RELEASE earlier this month. I read the book last week and have posted my review below. Scroll down to see it… and you can check out the author’s website for more information on his books and news.

The Crimson DeathbringerThe Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alien Invasion! Future Coming Faster Than We Think! Hold On To Your Senses! My experience in this realm consists of Star Trek and Star Wars, plus a handful of other books I’ve read in the sci-fi genre in the past year. It seems I might like this genre more than I thought… after a few excellent authors I’ve added to my list this year, I’m adding another one with Sean Robins, writer of The Crimson Deathbringer, published in 2019.

When I first read the title, a bloody crash came to mind. After starting the book, I thought… this doesn’t seem all that sci-fi. It’s more post-apocalyptic world settling, but then… all hell breaks loose. What I commend the author for most… is starting with great characters and a solid story. I was immediately pulled in by the first couple of characters we’re introduced to. And then, when the aliens invade, I felt even more connected with the story. There are two different alien races, and I had to choose which one I liked. Rather than provide more details on the actual plot, here’s what you need to know: Young love. Strong female fighters. Bonds of friendship. Trust in a species you haven’t ever encountered before. Cool technology with mind altering systems. Betrayal. Humor. Just the beginning of this series.

Interested? Sounds kinda intense, and it is… but don’t think there aren’t laugh out loud moments and some good old-fashioned romance. Robins includes tons of references that even a clueless guy like me picked up on. I knew several from Star Wars, Star Trek, and Game of Thrones. There were others I vaguely knew of, but it all made for a witty and clever approach to telling the story. Love blossomed between unlikely characters and world domination was a clear theme. Has it hit too close to home? Possibly, but only in the good ways.

I like Robins writing style. It’s easy to digest without the clunk of super-sci-fi stories that sometimes go over our heads. There is A LOT of all that futuristic stuff, but it’s described in a very understandable manner and it makes you kinda interested in exploring it more. Until, of course, death happens. No alien invasion can be successfully thwarted or pulled off without pain and loss. I’m happy to say that 1 of my 2 fave characters survives this international / foreign / outer galaxy war, but I did have to hold back a tear or two when some bad things happened. As an author, I know what it’s like to do that to someone you’ve created whom you love… which tells me I know Robins painfully made this decision, and probably because it was the right one.

We’re left with a bit of a “what could happen next” moment at the end, but I’m along for the ride. Looking forward to the sequel!

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About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are four books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, and Mistaken Identity Crisis. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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25 thoughts on “Book Review: The Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins (.99 from 6/12 – 6/16)

    I’m not usually a straight sci-fi fan, but this sounds great Jay.

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    June 12, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Interestingly enough, I am quite into sci fi at the moment, Jay, but more on the dystopian, we destroy ourselves side. A fabulous review.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 13, 2019 at 7:15 AM

      It’s an interesting genre… I’m finding I appreciate it more now than when I was younger.

      Liked by 1 person

      seanrobins300 said:
      June 13, 2019 at 7:44 AM

      You started your comment exactly how I started my previous comment:) Interestingly enough, a lot of people commented on how my book starts off like a dystopian story until the enemy fleet shows up:)

      Liked by 1 person

      robbiesinspiration said:
      June 13, 2019 at 11:54 AM

      I think it makes sense that we appreciate it more when we are older and have a greater understanding. The concept are frequently advanced and difficult.

      Liked by 1 person

    Shalini said:
    June 12, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    I like sci-fi according to my mood

    Liked by 1 person

    foodinbooks said:
    June 12, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    The title alone would make it worth reading. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Noriko said:
    June 12, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    I’m currently on a huge sci-fi kick, so this might be right up my alley! Thanks for the great review, Jay!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 13, 2019 at 7:17 AM

      You’re welcome. Hope you enjoy it. You do love aviation, I remember that!

      Liked by 1 person

        Noriko said:
        June 13, 2019 at 7:19 AM

        That’s really sweet of you to remember that! On top of that, I’m so into the whole Moon to Mars project right now lol

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      seanrobins300 said:
      June 13, 2019 at 8:21 AM

      If you like sci-fi AND aviation, then this book is for you:) There are several dogfight scenes, and I had to consult a few fighter pilots to get them right:)

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        Noriko said:
        June 13, 2019 at 8:40 AM

        Thank you!! Yes, your book sounds like right up my alley! I’m going to get my copy now!

        Liked by 1 person

      seanrobins300 said:
      June 14, 2019 at 1:53 AM

      Great!! Thanks a lot. I hope you enjoy reading it. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts:)

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        Noriko said:
        June 14, 2019 at 3:28 AM

        You’re very welcome! I’m so excited to read it! I think this will make a perfect summer read for me!

        Liked by 1 person

    Jessica Belmont said:
    June 13, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Yep. Loved this one. Great review!

    Liked by 1 person

      seanrobins300 said:
      June 14, 2019 at 1:54 AM

      Hi Jessica. Fancy seeing you here:) Thanks for your review too:)

      Liked by 2 people

        Jessica Belmont said:
        June 14, 2019 at 7:26 AM

        Of course! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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