Through the Abyss: Supreme Creation Series

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A tense sci-fi thriller with ominous undertones, engaging characters, and exceptional world-building, Sidney Son’s Through the Abyss examines how cooperation between humans and extraterrestrials could work in the face of a pending catastrophe with the potential to destroy the Earth.

Major Jonathan Hawthorne, an exceptional soldier and all-round Renaissance man, is trusted by the US government with leading humanity’s defense against threats that originate from outside the Earth’s atmosphere, which includes working with two alien species—the Reptilians and the Grays—at the subterranean Dulce Research Facility in New Mexico. When two large crystalline structures are detected on opposite sides of the ocean, he is tasked with leading the military investigation into their origin and purpose.

Meanwhile, oceanographer Ariella Marconi is working at the top-secret underwater research facility attached to the Diego Garcia air base, which is located 15,000 feet down in the Mariana Trench. When unexplained seismic activity causes the underwater facility in Puerto Rico to go offline, she is sent to investigate. Ultimately, Jonathan and Ariella will have to work together to unravel the mystery of the crystalline structures and find a way to save humanity from certain doom.

The tension, action, and otherworldliness are front and center from the very beginning of Through the Abyss, with alien species, conspiracies, complex histories, and deadly danger featuring from the outset. Sidney Son has carefully plotted a thrilling sci-fi mystery set in the near future that seems all to plausible due to the detailed world-building and careful character development.

Son has put a great deal of thought into the origins and backstories of the two major alien species featured in the book. The Reptilians were among the original inhabitants of the Earth, coexisting with the dinosaurs millions of years ago before their foresight of an impending extinction-level event caused them to flee to cities constructed below the planet’s surface. They have remained underground ever since, although some Reptilians’ infrequent trips to the surface have resulted in a slightly uneasy alliance being agreed between them and certain human authorities.

For their part, the Grays were once similar in physical appearance to humans, but their drive to evolve through genetic manipulation and biochemical engineering has left them physically altered and devoid of all emotions and desires. The majority work via a hive mind controlled by leaders who have evolved into an almost separate species, although their reliance on cloning rather than procreation has brought them to the brink of extinction. To avoid this, the Grays have come to Earth seeking ways to regain their prior strength and emotion.

Son introduces both these species early on in Through the Abyss, which immediately centers the reader in alternative reality and raises intriguing questions about the roles the aliens will play in the story. Aside from the various extraterrestrials, he has also put a great deal of thought into the numerous technologies featured in the story, which also serves to enhance the sense of place and futuristic vibe of the novel. It all makes for an exciting and compelling story that moves along at a good pace as Jonathan and Ariella seek the answers to questions that might have originated in other times and places.

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Author Sidney Son
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 552 pages
Publisher Bublish, Inc.
Publish Date 28-Mar-2022
ISBN 9781647044329 Buy this Book
Issue June 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy