Born in 1963, Michael Hicks grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth glued to the television watching the original Star Trek series and other science fiction movies, which continues to be a source of entertainment and inspiration. Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader, he has been heavily influenced by writers ranging from Robert Heinlein to Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, and David Weber to S.M. Stirling. Living in Florida with his beautiful wife, two wonderful stepsons and two mischievous Siberian cats, he is now living his dream of writing full time.
Larry B. Gray
on Oct. 09, 2014 :
From the first page until the last page, From Chaos Born (The First Empress, Book 1) (In Her Name 9) by Michael R. Hicks, grabbed me by the seat of my pants and would not let me go. This action packed, sci-fi book will take your breath away.
The author did an excellent job of developing a storyline that was realistic and fast paced. It was full of plot twist and turns which kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next. I really liked the author's style of storytelling, it made the tale come to life.
Michael R. Hicks did an excellent job of creating his characters. They were both realistic and easy to identify with. Even though they were very alien I found them easy to follow. Again the author's style of storytelling created this world and its characters to be believable and relatable.
I totally enjoyed From Chaos Born * The First Empress, Book 1) by Michael R. Hicks. It is an excellent book and I highly recommend it to all readers.
(review of free book)
Machiel Bijl, van der
on May 22, 2013 :
Great book, great writer. This book gives an interesting view into the Kreelan history. Very much enjoyed it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)