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In The Martian Hermitage by Blair Wylie the earth continues to deteriorate as natural calamities wipe out the last vestiges of civilization. Mars is a dry, infertile and hostile place but it has more resources than the moon. The people in the Moon base are stranded, and are preparing to evacuate and head to Mars. But Mars had been visited before by a noble race who rescued and studied a Christian roman centurion. More heroes will be needed since the benevolent alien race is fleeing an evil alien race.

Blair Wylie’s intellectually invigorating science fiction books always seem to have something new in each. This is a story filled with wonderfully detailed observations and a mixture of thrilling events, drama and action. I am beyond impressed with this book. The characters are consistently intriguing, ensuring that readers are engaged throughout a story that has great pace and depth.

In this piece of literature the story revolves around a diverse group of human beings who will do everything and anything in order to survive in an extremely dangerous world that is full of violence and hostility. This world is threatened by aliens who want to invade it. There are people in the Moon base who are secretly plotting to leave the moon and go to Mars. But Mars is not as it seems. This developments brings a unique twist that sets an enigmatic and contemplative tone throughout this adventurous novel.

The author convincingly writes futuristic science fiction that feels fanciful yet still grounded. I think the key to Blair Wylie’s engaging writing style is the ability to create characters that feel grounded and are easy to empathize with, if not relate to, and this drives us forward through some wild plot twists.

The Martian Hermitage delivers fantastic science fiction, world building, and engaging enigmas in a unique way that I’ve come to expect in Blair Wylie’s novels. Fans of Blair’s earlier works will find his writing finely honed to deliver more of what they love, in a story that is as cerebral as it is entertaining.

Pages: 262 | ISBN: 978-1-784660-95-8

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