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EXODUS by Kenneth G. Bennett – A Review

EXODUS 2022 CoverI have never come across a story like this,  it is unique and one of a kind.
The story is told from several viewpoints – from a marine life and from a number of humans. I found some chapters distressing to read due to bloodshed and violence and the injustice of it all, but this was necessary to the plot! And it only made the story stronger and exhilarating to read.

The story is of an orca-a whale species called Mia who contacts Joe Stanton with her mind. She is on a mission and only he can help. But there is danger and his name is Sheldon Beck, a hardcore soldier who likes to kill. He is a multi-billionaire and revels in the fact that he is feared by everyone. His influence, terrifying as it is, gets him what he wants and he wants Joe.

To  capture  Joe’s thoughts is his aim, through his thought waves, to know what this whale wants and what her plan is. With a team of experts he sets about with this new phenomenal discovery.

Joe Stanton and Ella, his girlfriend,  are a lovely couple but what happened to Joe on on the day Mia contacted him, brought him problems after problems. As they run from Beck and his men, Joe receives messages from Mia and he tries his best to accommodate her wishes.

Going away from the multiple murders and chasing,  we are taken into Mia’s mind and see life from the point of view of a marine animal. There, we feel deeply connected with this blissful whale and we are relaxed in her company,  as we swim with her and her family.

What happens three quarters down the story is extraordinary in itself but what happens later is better still.  In a literal sense, it is out of this world.

The author’s research to bring the story full circle is evident and we can see his hard work through character development and plot structure.

My favourite characters are Mia, the beautiful orca whom I fell in love with, and Joe and Ella, whose relationship is sacrificed. But I won’t tell you how, that is up to you to find out!

A truly phenomenal piece of writing,  I applaud Kenneth G. Bennett. I am hoping there is a sequel as I want to know what happens next!


About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of EXODUS 2022! Here’s what you need to do…

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That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the first gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other two prizes will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official EXODUS 2022 tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

About the book: Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Or so it seems.
Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs.
What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast—from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound—are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns.
With the help of his girlfriend—the woman he loves and dreams of marrying—Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. As the couple begins to perceive its significance—and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity—they must also outwit a billionaire weapons contractor bent on exploiting Joe’s newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the time bomb ticking in Joe’s brain
Get EXODUS 2022 through Amazonor Barnes & Noble.

About the author: Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels, THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA, and the new sci-fi thriller, EXODUS 2022. A wilderness enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys mysteries, science fiction, action adventure stories and, most especially, novels that explore the relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son and two hyperactive Australian Shepherds.
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1 thought on “EXODUS by Kenneth G. Bennett – A Review”

  1. Thanks for your review and for being part of the tour!

    If you have a moment to cross post to Amazon and/or Goodreads, I know the author would really appreciate it.

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