Book 2 of the Black Swan Planet Trilogy
Size: 5.50 x 8.50 in
Raka Varoule survived the events of Black Swan Planet and returns to Earth, but things have changed. What has happened to the people he knew and cared for, and is Marco still wearing assless chaps? Find out in Black Swan Antithesis
Tropes: Conspiracy, Fish Out of Water, FTL, Galactic Civilization, Redemption Arc
Word Count: 100000
Setting: Earth, Space
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
I told him almost everything. About the Empire, Caligula, Marco, Maven, Nicholai, the battle of the three ships in the orbit of Uranus, Magnus Aldis and why I destroyed the shuttle. I decided not to tell them all the details of Maven and why she had man-parts, as it complicated things more than needed, and I didn’t want him thinking I was into that kind of stuff, anyway. Hours passed, and Tomkin brought me water from time to time and some bread I now knew how to eat. Travis produced some fruity oaty bars from a pocket, giving one to Tomkin and me. He kept one for himself and chewed on it while listening. When I finished, a silence fell over the room.
Travis stood and took several steps one way, stopped and walked back. He rubbed his chin as if in deep thought. “Well, fuck me. “Christ, dude, that’s some messed up shit.”
“Tell me about it,” I said.
“Do you have any proof? Any way to substantiate your claims?”READ MORE
I pulled out my wallet and handed him a driver’s license with an expiration date of 1969. “I have this, and Tomkin might be able to lead you to the spot he found me. There’s still a crater there. Otherwise, my implants allow me to learn a new language very quickly. Any chance there’s someone around here who doesn’t speak English? I can talk with them, and you’ll see.”
“Grandma Peggy. She still speaks the old language of the bush,” Tomkin said. “I understand most of the words, but I can’t speak it the way she does.”
“Lead us to Grandma Peggy,” Travis said.COLLAPSE
Christopher Ohn on Amazon wrote:
Good sequel to the original Black Swan. The character of Raka goes through a lot of stuff and slowly becomes a more interesting character. My only issue is that when I got to the end I immediately wanted more. Can’t wait for the next one.
This was definitely better than the first, and continued in the same vein as the first book. It's hilarious from beginning to end, and I highly recommend it. Like the first, if you like satire, comedy, and even action, I recommend you pick up a copy of this sci-fi romp immediately. Oh, and it can stand alone, so you don't have to read the first to understand this one. Again, this was well-written, obviously professionally edited (copy and story), and is a refreshing deviation from your usual self-published works.