Convergence 2012

Rated 4.81/5 based on 16 reviews
Tim Christenson, an addicted street thug attempts to rob the wrong man... Forced into a journey of epic consequences by the enigmatic Kuthanaga, Tim learns of the devastating fate in store for all of humanity and must come to terms with the sins of his past. More
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 117,170
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452489315
About Robert Ricks

I enjoy writing but make a living as a professional designer. I create websites, logos, print projects, etc. You can see samples of that at http://www.robertricks.com...

Between 2004 and 2007, I created and published a collectible card game called the STREET WARriorS which was by far one of the hardest things I had ever done [up till now :) ]. (The whole experience is up at http://www.thestreetwars.com) While creating the game we decided to move to Utah since we found out my third (and final) child Zach was soon to come into the world.

Zach was born in 2004 and after the experience with the STREET WARriorS came to an end, I started working full-time for other companies. In 2007 I found myself unemployed and doing nothing but freelance work. That made things very difficult for my wife and I.

The economy continued to get strained... Mid 2009 as I was juggling several projects I began having a series of odd dreams that wouldn't leave me alone (truth be told they still pop in). As I pondered those dreams over the next couple of weeks I decided to write Convergence 2012. I recently completed it.

So the short version of who is Robert Ricks? Just a pixel pushing computer nerd who is heavily into games and his family. Yeah, I guess that about sums it up!

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Review by: vanessa lim on May 22, 2012 :
Very nice and likes it very much but there is some spelling and grammar error...
Hope there will be more from you (author) especially one that revolves around this story. Same but different..
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Christoph Micklon on March 28, 2012 :
First the book was a great distraction and I kept on finding myself saying, do I have 5 minutes to get in a few pages. I know I like a book when I think about it all day.

The character development is great, but I feel there is something missing from the believability standpoint of the two main human characters. I am just not sold that Tim was a hardened criminal. His transformation after being cleansed by Kuthanaga (super alien) is simply not believable. Not to say I can't wrap my head around an alien fiddling around with a human's makeup, just that Tim's new life is not based on enough practical psychology.

There are parts in the storyline that seem to jump too far, and make too many assumptions on the readers' knowledge, while so many other steps seem like the author is agonizingly keeping the pace down to a minimum to ensure the reader understands the plot. Almost like two authors were writing this book.

In short this is worth reading even for a second time, and I hope to see more from Mr. Ricks.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jane harfeld on March 18, 2012 :
I would have given this book 4 stars for the story but unfortunately there were some grammatical errors and typos that I couldn't distract from.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jamie Coleman on Nov. 01, 2011 :
I liked this book. I don't know why but the book went by pretty quick. Took me nearly two weeks and that's pretty fast for me. I usually take about a month to finish. If you like your stories colorful and not predictable you'll like this. There were some typos and there is some harsh language but neither really bothered me all that much.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Alex Parkerson on Aug. 24, 2011 :
A really good book. I enjoyed it. There's a few typos I found but nothing that detracted from a solid story. Highly recomended.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Maile Tran on Aug. 15, 2011 :
really really good book. i liked it very much. keep up good work.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Mark Jameson on Aug. 15, 2011 :
Straight dope! Loved it... Nuff said.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jack Duncan on Aug. 15, 2011 :
I wasn't sure what to expect with the story. A friend of mine referred it to me after he read it. He knows that I'm a conspiracy nut and also deep into the whole 2012 Mayan prophecy. This is a story of fiction that uses the backdrop of aliens, conspiracy and mythology as a nicely woven tapestry.

I found myself laughing out loud at a few of the conspiracy references and have to give the author props. Some of the stuff in this book a LOT of people will gloss over, but to us conspiracy nuts we'll catch everything he throws at us.

This is an easy read and you can't beat the price. The book is solid with good character development and continuity was maintained. I will keep an eye out for the next volume.

I loved it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Bobbie MacKeon on Aug. 08, 2011 :
I would advise anyone thinking about buying a book to get this one. This book is best started on a Friday evening when you are off the weekend because you won't want to put it down once you begin reading it. I became attached to the characters and can't wait for the next book to come out. I recently finished my second read of Convergence 2012. I enjoyed both the early version but the final version was even better. Rob has always had a talent for creating stories starting as a teenage "Dungeon Master" back when he and friends played D&D late into the evening. We knew one day we would be buying his books!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dave Driver on Aug. 07, 2011 :
If you're reading this wondering if you should get it, stop wondering and GET IT. I got it for free and to be honest I wouldn't have minded spending $2.99 for it. Very good read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Angelica Jones on Aug. 04, 2011 :
A friend recommended this book to me and I'm glad she did because it was a really REALLY good. She sent me a coupon code and it was half off so it was a steal for only $1.50! Hey Robert Ricks, keep up the good work and add me to your list of "Marked"! I wanna be saved!!!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jack Benshaw on Aug. 04, 2011 :
I had been listening to the podcast version of the book for the last few months on iTunes and was chomping at the bit to get my hands on the book so I could find out how it all ended. So damn good. I read nonstop and now I'm sad because I have to wait for the next book to see what happens to Tim, joy, Kuthanaga and Xanari!!! Please hurry and finish! Loved it!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Mike Justice on Aug. 03, 2011 :
I really really like this book. Fast easy read. Some of the things in this book scare me. Predictions of stock market around 3,500 and massive quakes... (I live in the Bay Area so we're no strangers to quakes). One of the things I really liked about the book is the fact that some of the things you'd expect to happen don't. I highly recommend.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Irene Fernandez on Aug. 03, 2011 :
Wasn't sure if I was going to like it. There was a lot of F-bombs in it but then I guess that was to be expected. I loved the character Kuthanaga. I have to admit, it was a great story. If you like gritty fantasy in a modern setting, this is a good book to read. I look forward to more from Mr. Ricks.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Rod Sias on Aug. 01, 2011 :
I started reading this Saturday morning and literally couldn't put the damn thing down. It was an easy fun read. I could see what the author was trying to convey about the danger of honor and duality that exists in all of us. This is a hybrid of Fantasy and Sci-Fi. Great book!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Ryan Johnson on July 26, 2011 :
I know the author and am happy to be the first to review his book. I read an early version and just bought this final version. I am a conspiracy nut and I really love how Rob ties mythology and aliens into a believable context. The development of the characters is good and I really cared about them. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a good read! Not just because I know him, but because it's really good.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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