Steps (Book Review)

Book Details

  • Title: Steps
  • Author: Eric Trant
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Format: Kindle & Paperback
  • Length: 288 pages
  • Publication Date: June 16, 2014
  • Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Steps

By Eric Trant

BOOK REVIEW by M.C. Simon

Steps

“We should have left when I said so, but you didn’t listen. You never listen.”

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that starts with what appears to be a domestic argument. Not that I love these kinds of arguments, but the book definitely hooked me by starting out so differently compared to many others.

I, therefore, meet a family who seemed to be stuck in a foreign place because of a flood and an imposed martial law.

I met Edwin, a man who had to take care of his scared and starving family, blocked into that lost place. At the moment when this man refused to eat until his family was done eating, his character had conquered me. He became my favorite from then on. But… when Man and Woman appeared on the scene… I was not sure whom I preferred more.

It took me some time to understand why the family was forced by life to stay there. Moreover, when I finally understood, my adrenaline level had already risen inside me.

When I first received the book, I was wondering how much time I would need to finish reading it. However, after a while I understood that no matter what other urgent things I had to do, I will not be putting this book down. I simply could not take a pause from reading it.

I find the author to be very good at keeping me busy, almost fascinated by his piece of art. The characters, the reasons behind their actions, all these succeeded to make me cross many feelings while stepping together with them into the weird, new world they were now living.

I recommend this read to anyone who is drawn to the science fiction genre filled with lots of dramas caused by a ravaging virus and many other hooks the author planted inside it. I recommend this book to any reader who, behind a very well written story, will maybe see more about “the Man and the Woman who are the only Father’s sons”. Five stars from me for this spiritual thriller.

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Synopsis

Steps is a well written science fiction novel you won’t want to put down. Following the Peacemaker family through their battle of survival will keep you on the edge of your seat as you wait to see what obstacle is next.

Society is falling to a ravaging virus, and the Peacemaker family is stranded in the mountains of Arkansas. Forced to band with a group of deserted soldiers, they battle to survive starvation, apocalyptic cataclysms, and a growing number of dangerously infected wanderers.

As their dwindling number struggles against ever-increasing odds, they realize they are not alone in the wilderness. A large creature is present in the hills, at first seen only as a fleeting shadow.

Now the family not only faces impending death from the unstoppable virus, they must also deal with the mysterious giant, whose footprints signify that he knows where they are.

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About the Author

Eric W. Trant

Eric W. Trant is a published author of several short stories and the novels Wink and Steps from WiDo Publishing, out now!

See more of Eric’s work at
EricTrant.com
Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

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4 Comments
  1. Thank you, Crystal! You’re words are much appreciated.

  2. SO glad you enjoyed the book; great review!!!!

    Hugs,
    ~Crystal

  3. Thank you for writing this book and giving me the chance to read “Steps”.

  4. Much thanks! Yours was my most anticipated review. Why? Because this is a new release, and yours is the first professional review of it. My pins and needles thank you for such a kind and generous review.

    – Eric

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