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Book Review: Eternal Shadows

What would you do if the world was going to end in ten years? For Jennifer Epstein, a by-the-books senior researcher at SETI, there is only one answer: prevent the apocalypse from happening. Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus were destroyed by an alien threat. The deck was stacked against humanity before the cards came out of the box.
But Jennifer isn’t alone. She has Samantha Monroe, her excitable but brilliant colleague. From South Africa, CEO Muzikayise Khulu of Khulu Global supplies his vast resources to the ultimate race for survival. The three find themselves in an unlikely alliance while political brinkmanship, doomsday cults, and untested technologies form ever-growing obstacles.
Will humanity unite to face the greatest challenge of their time, or will it destroy itself before the alien ship arrives?

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Eternal Shadows was absolutely wonderful. This very science heavy novel creates the perfect tone and atmosphere to keep you truly invested in the story. The plot is incredibly intriguing and original. 

I loved how the story takes place over several years. Most stories take place over a day or a couple of days, but this one was very unique. It progresses over a long period of time and makes the effects of their choices feel more realistic. Even though this book was drawn out over such a long period of time, there was never a dull moment. 

I could easily see this being turned into a series. I would love to see where Williams would take the story. It doesn’t really leave you with many unanswered questions. Everything gets answered no matter how big or small. You don’t get the answers in one big arc either. William’s answered them slowly through the whole book and overall it just felt very real and natural.

I really enjoyed this book, and I hope I get to see more from this author. He has a captivating writing style and knows how to keep a long suspenseful novel full of constant chaos. 

Thank you so much to Trevor Williams for such a wonderful novel and to NetGalley and Trevor Writes for allowing me to review this title.


Image and synopsis taken from NetGalley.