This is a phenomenal science fiction book! I have always been a huge science fiction fan and it honestly can be really hard to find quality books in this genre. Glass Dawn was a fantastic read because not only did it have an interesting, well though-out plot, but it had spectacular animation to go along with it. I was thoroughly impressed with the visual support that these graphics added to the book.
The book’s story is all about 3 cyborgs and their creator, Dr Silane, who all live on a planet called Teralon. Their adventures are fast-paced and exciting throughout the entire story. There are elements of danger, happiness, achievement and struggle that you would expect to find in a robust sci-fi plot, accompanied by well-developed characters. All of their escapades eventually lead them to save the entire world from nuclear war and be deemed as heroes by those on Earth.
As aforementioned, the thing that I personally found unique and valuable with this book is the animations. There has been some brilliant work beyond the creation of the story’s plot line in developing visual support in the forms of graphics and film. See this link to watch the promotional or sneak peak style video I found on Stahla’s Youtube page: http://youtu.be/K62wc-bNTGs. Stahla succeeds in capturing his audience by not only providing them with an interesting, action-packed story, but by showcasing his unbelievable talent in the development of video and graphic animation, as well as unique music, to accompany the story line.
I love the fact that Stahla has produced a website and Youtube channel (see http://www.Star3TV.com and http://www.youtube.com/user/Star3TV?feature=watch) to really put together a comprehensive package for his readers. On his website, there is more stellar graphic design work, interactive elements to learn more about the story, a quick book summary, and more. On Stahla’s supporting Youtube page, there are numerous videos that further showcase his immense abilities in graphic design and animation.
Overall, I am thrilled that I chose to read this book. I found the planet of Teralon captivated me and left me wanting to learn more about this revolutionary universe. The animations were a hugely impactful addition that is unique to Glass Dawn and I can only hope to see more of this in the future! This story would be an outstanding candidate for development in to a film or TV show.
(reviewed the day of purchase)