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La Tombola

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Sub-genres: Spy-Fi
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Earth was dying, time had run out. In a fractured world cooperation was non-existent. A dedicated group humanity saw a way out and Operation Plymoth Plantation was born.  

  

This tale deals with a group of colonists departing a dying earth, some mature themes will be found throughout. 
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  • Action Packed 5
  • Addictive/Pacing 6
  • Characters 8
  • Chills 3
  • Cliffhanger 2
  • Compelling 7
  • Feel-Good 3
  • Humor 1
  • Smoldering 2
  • Tearjerker 5
  • Unique 7
  • World Building 7

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  • P. Prologue
    • 129 Words
    • 1,972 Views
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  • 1. Chapter 1
    • 3,295 Words
    • 2,082 Views
    • 23 Comments
  • 2. Chapter 2
    • 3,044 Words
    • 1,711 Views
    • 18 Comments
  • 3. Chapter 3
    • 2,680 Words
    • 1,899 Views
    • 16 Comments
  • 4. Chapter 4
    • 4,953 Words
    • 1,505 Views
    • 18 Comments
  • 5. Chapter 5
    • 3,118 Words
    • 1,189 Views
    • 20 Comments
  • 6. Chapter 6
    • 2,406 Words
    • 1,146 Views
    • 14 Comments
  • 7. Chapter 7
    • 2,985 Words
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  • 8. Chapter 8
    • 2,424 Words
    • 1,329 Views
    • 15 Comments
  • 9. Chapter 9
    • 2,744 Words
    • 1,314 Views
    • 16 Comments
  • 10. Chapter 10
    • 2,405 Words
    • 1,431 Views
    • 12 Comments
  • 11. Chapter 11
    • 2,849 Words
    • 951 Views
    • 14 Comments
  • 12. Chapter 12
    • 3,640 Words
    • 948 Views
    • 14 Comments
  • 13. Chapter 13
    • 1,703 Words
    • 1,439 Views
    • 19 Comments

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Albert1434

· Edited by Albert1434

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

What can I say but that this powerful story is clearly written and wondrous to read! Powerful dialogue and amazing description that bring this story to life. :yes: There was love with no boundaries so rich to see. And of course, there was, Mithras, a force to be reckoned with!

Thanks for sharing this great story:worship::thankyou:

Response from the author:

Thanks for a wonderful review!

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PBax

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

What if God required human sacrifice? Would it be more palatable if that God talked to you, wasn't capricious and kept promises? Once I started this story I wasn't able to stop reading. The characters' questions became my questions. Does God ask too much? Am I strong enough? Do I get enough now? Can I withstand the weight of waiting for future promise? 

The story is compact, totaling less than 40,000 words. Perfect for me. For any naysayers, I assure you there is a complete emotional orchestra ready to play for you. Several moments of the story made me cry before I realized what was happening. The imagery and emotional presentation were beautifully overwhelming. Sometimes it made me sad. Sometimes it made me happy. I think some real care went into the characters in this story.

The alternate earth, space, future, science fiction type tags of any story make me very hard on the first few pages. If it doesn't quickly read approachable and comfortable, I'm out. This story is easy to read, wants to be read, and I felt like it asked me to sit down and immerse myself in the story.

This is a fantastic story. Wonderfully written. Highly recommended.
 

Response from the author:

Thank you ever so much for your review, it is payment worth it's weight in gold!!! I would strongly recommend you read Shirley Jackson's short story called The Lottery, it provided the genesis for the story. 

Once again thanks for your kind words they are deeply appreciated!!!

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raven1

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

La Tombola is an amazing story, complex and compellingly written. When the Operation Plymouth Plantation colonists arrive at their destination, they find a paradise free from the pollution and destruction they knew they had left behind.  They started their settlement only to find that their technology was quickly failing.  Their supplies and backup ships were destroyed and they were facing a quick death in paradise.  Their rescue by the Gnos who introduce them to Mithras is only the beginning of this tale that spreads over a millennium.

This story is written with great care and love.  The plot is quite unique and inspires discussions of life, sentience, relationships and gods.  There are many times you will laugh, cry, get angry and feel great relief.  The characters express complexity and reality in well written dialogue and internal thoughts. Most of all they will capture your heart. This is one of my favourite SciFi novels on GA.  

Response from the author:

Thank you Raven1 for your review, your thoughts and comments are gratefully appreciated!!! 

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CincyKris

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

This is a well written, unique take on sci-fi fantasy.  Or it's a character driven mystery.  Or it's an epic romance spanning decades.  It's all of these rolled into a tight, cohesive tale.  Regardless of your favorite genre, you won't be sorry you read this wonderful story.

Response from the author:

Thank you, your review is appreciated!

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