Book Review: Dawn of Destiny by Lee Stephen

Book Review

Dawn of Destiny (Epic Book 1) by Lee Stephen

5 Stars

Fantastic World Building. Spectacular Characters. Aliens and a war to save Earth.

Dawn of Destiny kicks off the story of Scott Remington, a young man following a calling to war. Sacrificing a promising life that could’ve been, he embarks on a journey to follow his destiny and make a difference regardless of where it takes him. It’s a story of perseverance amidst trials and tribulations–a journey of faith into the fog of war. This is high-action and intensity wrapped up in the reality of the human experience. It’s the introduction to an epic.

Load your assault rifles…you’re about to drop into a hot zone.

Lee Stephen claims this book:

… is the deepest, most gripping, most adrenaline-fueled series you’ve ever experienced. Leave your sense of tranquility at the door. This runs on 94 octane.

I happen to believe him.

If you’re a fan of audio books, this is one you HAVE to listen to (get it here). I don’t listen to a lot of books, but since this one is FREE, I did. Such a great production.

Whether you read this book, or listen to it, you’ll find something truly special.

I was almost scared away when we’re told that Scott Remington’s path is completely led by his faith in God, but I didn’t and was more than glad I didn’t quit. Scott’s faith is epic_1-250x388simply a part of his character, not a means for the author to preach throughout his tale. And his tale is fantastic.

Dawn of Destiny is just that, the dawn of Scott’s path in a war with two Alien races who fight each other as much as they fight the race whose home is planet Earth. While no one knows what either alien species wants, or why they’ve come to Earth, they’re still forced to battle when attacks are made on the cities of Earth. Scott sets himself apart early in his military career, and the story is off running.

Set in a not-to-distant future/alternative present, we follow the rise of rookie soldier Scott and his seemingly prescient intuition about war. Lots of great battle scenes, and interpersonal development, Dawn of Destiny sets us up for the coming series.

I haven’t been so excited about new books coming out since- well, I can’t think of when (this is before I read The Kingkiller Chronicles). There’s everything in Epic Saga (Mr. Stephen, if you’re seeing this, you’re killing me waiting for Book 6!!). Fantastic fight sequences. Heart-wrenching tragedies. Political intrigue. Suspense. Laughter. Tears…

Happy Reading 🙂

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