February 3, 2019
Trent Foster is your seemingly average guy. He’s a personal trainer who loves to help and inspire his clients. However, over the past six months, he began to spiral into a deep depression. When he apartment blows up out of the blue, he feels like his life has completely spiraled out of control, resorting to drinking to get by.
What he didn’t plan on, though, was a crazy old man showing up and declaring that Trent was wanted dead by the Council of 10, a group of powerful beings who protect the galaxy. Not only that, but the Council of 10 has directed their Sentinels to destroy Trent. These Sentinels are badass beings with cool powers. Rainjier, the man who came after Trent, is one of them but thinks that the Council has made a mistake. You see, Trent has some awesome powers himself—pretty much unlimited, actually. In fact, he’s more powerful than all the Sentinels thrown at him. However, there are larger forces at work that Trent must defeat when he realizes what the Council ultimately wants to do with the universe.
Trent Foster and the Council of 10 is more of a soft sci-fi mash-up that has humor, action, and some touching moments that will make you pause. During the novel, there are flashbacks to Trent’s past, and the reader gets to have a glimpse of his troubled past. We get to watch as Trent’s power grow and change as well as how he reacts to these new-found abilities. His friends added a lot of charm and humor, while the different Sentinels that appeared had some great action sequences.
The ending completely blew my mind. Suddenly, a book that I thought was a just fun sci-fi romp, turned into something much more. I’ll explain…
I saw a review online of this book that completely missed the point of the book, and it made me sad. Sure, the book is fun science fiction, but it ends up being much more. I highly recommend this book to people who want a cool sci-fi adventure but also to anyone in the recovery community as well. I will also point out that the book does need some editing work. However, I do not think it detracts from the overall story and theme. If you get the chance, I would pick this book up. It might just change your life.
March 20, 2019
Best of all, it tells a deeply compelling story.
If I had to compare this book to something, I would compare it to the film Guardian’s of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, as it combines humor and heart in a way I was not anticipating yet was left satisfied and eager for more all at the same time. It is imaginative and fun and I cannot recommend this book enough.
Check it out. You won’t regret it. Trust me, you’re in for an amazing time.
March 26, 2019
The story has humor, action and realistic, emotional occurrences which propelled the story for me. The flashback scenes were written well.
Also, a story with someone gaining/having abilities is ALWAYS a plus for me. I won’t spoil what they are, or how Trent obtains them…you’ll have to read the story!
I don’t have any issues with the story. A well written story. I recommend everyone who likes Sci-Fi stories to read it! Support a fellow indie author!
And…what an ending. Great job Matt!
March 19, 2019
The story he paints is vivid, intriguing, and heartbreaking. The message he conveys through his words is inspiring, to say the least.
Fantastic job, Matt. I’m so happy I read your book. You’re not that much of a butthead jerk. You did make me cry though…
I guess I’ll forgive you since I enjoyed your book so much!