Eternity’s Handmaiden (First Edition) by R. Peter Ubtrent.
Stand Alone Book
Alexis Locke gave the first forty-five years of her life to an agency that never gave a second thought to putting her in harm’s way. After fifteen years of voluntarily retirement and seclusion, she is forced to investigate the seemingly accidental deaths of five unrelated scientists, one of whom turns out to be the son she had to give up at birth. Following the clues that lead her from the mega-biotech companies in Kasakhstan to the orbiting O’Neill Colonies, Alexis quickly learns that she is being set up, that her death is wanted by many and that the deaths she’s investigating have a far bigger connection that anyone ever thought possible, eventually forcing her to question her own existence and purpose. And with that questioning, Alexis soon sees that there is a plan as work handed down from the future from which she can not escape.
Review by Jessica Flippen: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. The concepts of this novel are thought-provoking, causing the reader to question the morality of man’s advancements, and humanity’s very existence. A gifted artist, Ubtrent paints a picture of words. His descriptions of untouched landscapes are without flaw. And just as unconquerable as the book’s rugged terrain is the dominative nature of Alexis herself. Schematically brilliant, it leads the reader through a journey of purpose and builds to an insurmountable conclusion. Twisting our conception of cyclical time, it ends where the story begins.
Review by Genevieve Stephens: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A Must Read!!! The author did an excellent job on the difficult task of portraying time travel. I found Eternity’s Handmaiden constantly leaving me wanting to read more. There were times when I wanted to go to bed but I simply could not put the book down. I’m looking forward to Ubtrent’s next book whenever it may be published. Basically, Eternity’s Handmaiden is a must-read book for science fiction fans and, pretty much, anyone who enjoys a lot of excitement. Check it out for yourself.
Review by Nathan Alexander: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Fast-paced futuristic adventure. Set in a future that is not that far away, in either concept or time, this adventure/mystery takes you on a ride whose ending is just one of the many plot twists you’ll experience. Build around a strong lead character and set in a series of worlds one hopes never become reality, Eternity’s Handmaiden will leave you wondering whether the technology we so fervently seek is truly to our mutual benefit. Excellent read. I’d recommend it to everyone.
Paperback: 496 Pages
Publisher: Lulu (January 1, 2004)
Eternity’s Handmaiden (Second Edition) by R. Peter Ubtrent.
Stand Alone Book
Alexis Locke gave the first forty years of her life to an agency that never thought twice about putting her in harm’s way. After fifteen years of voluntary retirement and solitude, Alexis is asked to investigate the deaths of five seemingly unrelated scientists, one of whom happens to be the son she gave up at birth. As she follows the clues to her son’s murderer, Alexis stumbles upon a plot that’s as big as the galaxy and spans the future as well as the past. And then she finds out that she’s the main player.
Paperback: 465 Pages
Publisher: R. Peter Ubtrent; Second Edition (April 27, 2012)
About The Author: R. Peter Ubtrent was born in New York City but moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of eight. Although he has lived in both Florida and California, he seems to have settled in Edgewood, New Mexico for the moment.
Writing since high school, Peter has self-published seven science fiction novels, six in one series called ‘Dark Pilgrim’ and one stand-alone titled ‘Eternity’s Handmaiden.’
Peter has obtained bachelor’s degrees in astrophysics, history, and Secondary Education, has a Master’s degree in military history and has a Doctorate in military studies.
When he’s not writing, Peter works in his gardens or builds wooden and plastic models. He has been married to Genevieve for over sixteen years.
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