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On the surface, the sixth world of men is a glorious world. It is a world of great technological advancement. It is a world that has been at peace for a hundred years. While the world known as Kosundo by its inhabitants goes about its usual business, an ancient prophesy ominously predicts that the time of the soulless has come. Then, a mysterious man lurks about a secret ci On the surface, the sixth world of men is a glorious world. It is a world of great technological advancement. It is a world that has been at peace for a hundred years. While the world known as Kosundo by its inhabitants goes about its usual business, an ancient prophesy ominously predicts that the time of the soulless has come. Then, a mysterious man lurks about a secret city. A forgotten miscreation is plotting revenge. An emperor is going mad. A terrible weapon threatens to wreak destruction. And finally, a being of absolute evil is planning to make the world his own. But a prophet reveals a beacon of hope and tells of choices that need to be made. Each choice will determine whether another beacon of hope shines forth or if the darkness of evil prevails. A Beacon of Hope is the first book in The Sixth World of Men series.


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On the surface, the sixth world of men is a glorious world. It is a world of great technological advancement. It is a world that has been at peace for a hundred years. While the world known as Kosundo by its inhabitants goes about its usual business, an ancient prophesy ominously predicts that the time of the soulless has come. Then, a mysterious man lurks about a secret ci On the surface, the sixth world of men is a glorious world. It is a world of great technological advancement. It is a world that has been at peace for a hundred years. While the world known as Kosundo by its inhabitants goes about its usual business, an ancient prophesy ominously predicts that the time of the soulless has come. Then, a mysterious man lurks about a secret city. A forgotten miscreation is plotting revenge. An emperor is going mad. A terrible weapon threatens to wreak destruction. And finally, a being of absolute evil is planning to make the world his own. But a prophet reveals a beacon of hope and tells of choices that need to be made. Each choice will determine whether another beacon of hope shines forth or if the darkness of evil prevails. A Beacon of Hope is the first book in The Sixth World of Men series.

30 review for A Beacon of Hope

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    I wasn't planning on writing a review for this book, but after reading a recent review I felt that I should. The writing style of this book gave me pause when I first began to read it. The style is different from the traditional style of modern literature. It's very simple and straight forward. Then I began to understand what the author was trying to accomplish. It was like the characters themselves were telling the story. The style that Agap tells the story is different than the style that Temeo I wasn't planning on writing a review for this book, but after reading a recent review I felt that I should. The writing style of this book gave me pause when I first began to read it. The style is different from the traditional style of modern literature. It's very simple and straight forward. Then I began to understand what the author was trying to accomplish. It was like the characters themselves were telling the story. The style that Agap tells the story is different than the style that Temeos tells the story, for example. The difference is subtle, but it's definitely there. After I realized the intent of the author, I just accepted the style and the book came alive. I've concluded that the style is creative genius. The style compliments the vibrancy of the characters in a way that is unique. If you read this book, just let the characters tell the story. You will be thrilled with the experience.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Larry

    I also read the original version of A Beacon of Hope. This revised edition is better. It has scences that were cut out of the original version making the book flow beautifully. Whether you like fantasy or not, if you like a wonderfully original and intriguing story, this book is a must-read. I also read the original version of A Beacon of Hope. This revised edition is better. It has scences that were cut out of the original version making the book flow beautifully. Whether you like fantasy or not, if you like a wonderfully original and intriguing story, this book is a must-read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Unger

    I don't generally review or even read fantasies, but after reading the revised editions of volumes one, two and three of The Sixth World of Men by Walter E. Mark, I found that I was absolutely absorbed in the story. The first book of this long epic series was quite good for a beginning volume, but the second and third volumes were what sold me on this series. I found myself intrigued and fascinated by the story, and the characters sprang off the pages. I can imagine that these characters will gr I don't generally review or even read fantasies, but after reading the revised editions of volumes one, two and three of The Sixth World of Men by Walter E. Mark, I found that I was absolutely absorbed in the story. The first book of this long epic series was quite good for a beginning volume, but the second and third volumes were what sold me on this series. I found myself intrigued and fascinated by the story, and the characters sprang off the pages. I can imagine that these characters will grow right before the readers’ eyes as the series progresses. I found myself rooting for the heroes and heroines and properly disdaining the villains while on the very next page I found myself laughing out loud at some droll comment by a character or a comical action. It is shaping up to by a truly wonderful series. This book is different from many fantasies with which I am familiar because of the ease with which I was able to assimilate myself into the wonderful world that Walter E. Mark paints. It was very easy to become emotionally connected to each of the characters, empathizing with the characters through each turn in the story. It was inspiring to watch them grow and change and become a whole new person. Yet, the characters never lost their identity through their metamorphosis. The character was still the same person, but definitely changed by his or her experiences. The series has enough forks in the road to keep a reader guessing, but Mr. Mark doesn’t make events conveniently appear out of nowhere. Instead, Walter E. Mark uses brilliant foreshadowing that doesn’t tip his hand, but makes the events seem natural, even when they surprise you. This series has kept me guessing right up to the last page of the third volume and has left me hungry for more. I am greatly anticipating hearing more about these characters in the future books of the series as well as anticipating the arrival of other secondary characters that need their story told. The plot is very strong, but the characters put true life into the pages of this series. The series that makes you feel laughter, sadness, anger and all of the other emotions it is that we feel in our lives. What more can be asked from a book? If you love fantasies, you shouldn't miss this one. Even if you are not into fantasies, you should give this one a try. Perhaps it will change your mind as it changed mine.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jon

    Let me start out the review stating, it is never good in any circumstance to heighten your hopes for a book/movie before you read/watch it as chances are, your expectations for the book will fall short. I did that with this book, seeing a 4.6 rating on Goodreads and thinking it must be close to the invention of sliced bread. I think I may have enjoyed it a bit more otherwise. For future readers of the book, keep this in mind. The author does have different writing styles for various characters in Let me start out the review stating, it is never good in any circumstance to heighten your hopes for a book/movie before you read/watch it as chances are, your expectations for the book will fall short. I did that with this book, seeing a 4.6 rating on Goodreads and thinking it must be close to the invention of sliced bread. I think I may have enjoyed it a bit more otherwise. For future readers of the book, keep this in mind. The author does have different writing styles for various characters in the book. At first when I was reading it, I got extremely frustrated by the straight-forward, almost Jr. High School style writing of some chapters. Once I realized that the way each chapter was written was an insight into the way that character thought and acted, that helped me enjoy the rest of the book much more. One other thing I disliked was how short the book really was, however this may be more of a personal thing as I'm used to reading books that are 500-1000 pages in small print, versus the 350 large print pages that A Beacon of Hope is. I'm sure other people would enjoy the shorter book format. Either way, I'd still recommend the book to anyone who enjoys Science Fiction, but I think having some "ground rules" set down for the book before reading it could definitely heighten the experience.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    I've never read a book that is written so simply, yet has the depth that A Beacon of Hope has. I got a pre-release copy of the book from the preview website for the series(www.sixthworldpreview.com). It didn't take long to read. I found myself reading along quickly because of the pace of the book. I re-read the book and found little bits and pieces of the story that I missed the first time. It's has an interesting story, but the thing I really like is the pace of the book. It doesn't bog you down I've never read a book that is written so simply, yet has the depth that A Beacon of Hope has. I got a pre-release copy of the book from the preview website for the series(www.sixthworldpreview.com). It didn't take long to read. I found myself reading along quickly because of the pace of the book. I re-read the book and found little bits and pieces of the story that I missed the first time. It's has an interesting story, but the thing I really like is the pace of the book. It doesn't bog you down with large sections of details, yet I came to believe that I know the characters of this book as well as I've known any character of any book. It's as if the author is describing someone that I already know. I don't know if that makes sense, but that is the feeling that I got. The author has managed to give the reader a lot to think about in only 368 pages. After I read and re-read the book I felt satisfied, yet hungry for more. I'll be watching the preview site to see we the next book of the series is available there.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    A Beacon of Hope has a little bit of everything that I like in a book. It has mystery and intrigue mixed with some romance. It has believable science and technology that is just a little bit ahead of our own. The writing style moves along and captivates your attention. The characters seem real. You get the feeling that you know someone just like certain characters. The people of Kosundo come to life in your mind and it is easy to relate to their stories. The characters also leave you no choice b A Beacon of Hope has a little bit of everything that I like in a book. It has mystery and intrigue mixed with some romance. It has believable science and technology that is just a little bit ahead of our own. The writing style moves along and captivates your attention. The characters seem real. You get the feeling that you know someone just like certain characters. The people of Kosundo come to life in your mind and it is easy to relate to their stories. The characters also leave you no choice but to invest emotion in them. You find yourself pulling for some characters and hating others. Still others have you screaming at them as they have you both loving and hating them. The world that the book emerses you in has just enough differences from our world to let your mind accept those differences. You find yourself in the world of Kosundo.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Thompson

    I received this book through the Good Reads First Reads program. I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if the quality of writing was higher. The plot was good, although I much preferred the events towards the end of the book, because I think that's when things started getting interesting. But I just couldn't overlook the constant repetitive wording, or the many typos and grammatical errors. Since I'm a writer myself, I might judge these things harsher than other readers, but it was difficult I received this book through the Good Reads First Reads program. I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if the quality of writing was higher. The plot was good, although I much preferred the events towards the end of the book, because I think that's when things started getting interesting. But I just couldn't overlook the constant repetitive wording, or the many typos and grammatical errors. Since I'm a writer myself, I might judge these things harsher than other readers, but it was difficult for me to enjoy the story, which otherwise would be a solid science fiction work. The author went into great detail. The world felt very realistic, and I liked the characters, for the most part.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kay Cower

    Wonderful book! I cannot wait to read more novels written by Walter E. Mark. What an immensely satisfyng read! The book has the feel of an adventure, the mystery of a mystery, the wonder of a fantasy and the gadgets of a science fiction novel. In short, it has something for nearly everyone who likes a good wholesome adventure. The book is suitable for older children, yet has enough excitement and intrigue to keep an adult engrossed as well. Wonderful book! I cannot wait to read more novels written by Walter E. Mark. What an immensely satisfyng read! The book has the feel of an adventure, the mystery of a mystery, the wonder of a fantasy and the gadgets of a science fiction novel. In short, it has something for nearly everyone who likes a good wholesome adventure. The book is suitable for older children, yet has enough excitement and intrigue to keep an adult engrossed as well.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jody

    I really liked the original version and was worried what this revised version might be, but first my fears were put to rest and then I was overwhelmed by the newness that this book achieves without altering the base storyline. A wonderful revision. You get the idea that this book was what Walter E. Mark wanted the original version to be. I really liked the original version and was worried what this revised version might be, but first my fears were put to rest and then I was overwhelmed by the newness that this book achieves without altering the base storyline. A wonderful revision. You get the idea that this book was what Walter E. Mark wanted the original version to be.

  10. 5 out of 5

    George

    Loved this book! It has lots of wonder, intrigue and even a touch of humor. The characters are believable as is the plot and the world. This is one writer who takes the time to get things right. You don't have to stop and scratch your head and wonder why a character would do something or how the fantasy elements works. Great Job!! Loved this book! It has lots of wonder, intrigue and even a touch of humor. The characters are believable as is the plot and the world. This is one writer who takes the time to get things right. You don't have to stop and scratch your head and wonder why a character would do something or how the fantasy elements works. Great Job!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lou

    Nice! Anything I say won't do this book justice so I'll just say, you gotta read this book! Nice! Anything I say won't do this book justice so I'll just say, you gotta read this book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kim Cunder

    A marvelous beginning to an epic fantasy. I love the visual nature of the writing, it drew me in at the Prologue. The characters are real, not plastic as in some fantasies that I've read. There is humor embedded in the dialogue and actions of the characters, but it's not overdone. It's just enough to make you smile every so often, unless you're prone to being especially jolly, then it might make you laugh out loud. (My sister is one of those people.) The story paints a what-if end time scenario u A marvelous beginning to an epic fantasy. I love the visual nature of the writing, it drew me in at the Prologue. The characters are real, not plastic as in some fantasies that I've read. There is humor embedded in the dialogue and actions of the characters, but it's not overdone. It's just enough to make you smile every so often, unless you're prone to being especially jolly, then it might make you laugh out loud. (My sister is one of those people.) The story paints a what-if end time scenario using a parallel world with issues and beliefs that are parellel to earth. I totally get it, and it's done well. I gave it four stars instead of five only because the first chapter after the prologue drags just a touch. There's a lot of musings from the main character in this chapter. I believe the author made us privy to this characters musiings to give needed background for the world. I was tempted to skip over the musings, but I'm glad I didn't because it let me understand the events of the book much more clearly. There were also three or four little hiccups that the editing missed, but I've seen more errors other books of with better-known authors. The type of errors that I saw were the type that are very easy to overread and not catch so I don't even know why I mentioned it really. There is more interaction with other characters in the succeeding chapters, and I enjoyed that interaction greatly. The story really picks up momentum when other characters are introduced later on, because the real action of the book seems to be away from the main character at first. This first book left me hanging a bit, but that's what a good series does to a person. I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in the series, but I've decided to wait for the revised edition. It's supposed to be out soon. I liked the extra scenes in the revised version of Beacon very much.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    What a really good book! It began with several different scenes and settings which were gradually brought together to create the bigger picture, the "beginning of end times" as prophesied in this sixth world's holy text; it's analogous to some of the stories we read which explore what might happen if Earth's end times were to begin coming to fruition. The reader really got to know the characters, enough so that he/she is concerned about their futures when the impending big event happens -- which What a really good book! It began with several different scenes and settings which were gradually brought together to create the bigger picture, the "beginning of end times" as prophesied in this sixth world's holy text; it's analogous to some of the stories we read which explore what might happen if Earth's end times were to begin coming to fruition. The reader really got to know the characters, enough so that he/she is concerned about their futures when the impending big event happens -- which looks to be in the 2nd book in this series! Initially I felt that the writing (sentence structure, grammar, some descriptions) was simplistic in nature, but knowing that the author has written stories for his students while teaching at the secondary level put it into context. In the first 25% of the book I noted quite a few grammatical and punctuation errors; they appeared to be of the type where the writer suddenly comes up with a better way to phrase an idea, but then forgets to delete all or part of the discarded phrase. It may be from the added sections for this edition of the book; not having read the original I cannot say for sure. There are no overt sexual references, making it a more than appropriate read for a teen (and possibly mature tween); while it is most appropriately placed in the YA genre, I feel that many adults who like a good sci-fi read will enjoy it, too, although the book didn't grab me from the start (stick with it, and it gets a lot better). I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd book in this series and will place it in my goodreads queue; unfortunately I have a couple of books that I've been anticipating for awhile, but I'd like to know how the Beacon's characters' stories continue!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Erin Friend

    To use the vernacular of Kosundo, Bumvoce Walter E. Mark! What a drus read! Erith! I didn't know that books like this one were written anymore! Now that I have that out of my system, I'll explain why I feel this way. The book is simple to read and will appeal to casual readers, but the book is DEEP! I see so many deeply entrenched parallels in this book that it bears some resemblance to The Lord of the Rings. There, I said it. Now, hear me out before you chastize me. I counted seven major lines of To use the vernacular of Kosundo, Bumvoce Walter E. Mark! What a drus read! Erith! I didn't know that books like this one were written anymore! Now that I have that out of my system, I'll explain why I feel this way. The book is simple to read and will appeal to casual readers, but the book is DEEP! I see so many deeply entrenched parallels in this book that it bears some resemblance to The Lord of the Rings. There, I said it. Now, hear me out before you chastize me. I counted seven major lines of parallelism just in this first book. There might be more that are cloaked within some of the minor story arcs that will be revealed in later volumes of the series. There are societal parallels, moral parallels, and religious parallels woven into each story arc. Yet, these parallels don't get in the way of the story. They enhance the story by making you think along with the characters. To borrow from the book's backmatter, On the surface A Beacon of Hope is a great adventure tale able to be read by young readers, but beneath it's surface, it has enough depth to allow a college professor to develope a course around it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Allan Fisher

    Score 8.9 On the surface, the sixth world of men is a glorious world. It is a world of great technological advancement. It is a world that has been at peace for a hundred years. While the world known as Kosundo by its inhabitants goes about its usual business, an ancient prophesy ominously predicts that the time of the soulless has come. This is Walter E Mark’s first novel in an estimated decology, which will see Paths of Intimate Contention, and The Beginning of Sorrows published in the next year Score 8.9 On the surface, the sixth world of men is a glorious world. It is a world of great technological advancement. It is a world that has been at peace for a hundred years. While the world known as Kosundo by its inhabitants goes about its usual business, an ancient prophesy ominously predicts that the time of the soulless has come. This is Walter E Mark’s first novel in an estimated decology, which will see Paths of Intimate Contention, and The Beginning of Sorrows published in the next year. A Beacon of Hope is set on the planet of Kosundo. A planet not too dissimilar to Earth and in many ways imitates life, religion and culture here too. It is a world, which will feel familiar and alien at the same time. At first we are introduced to the idea of an ancient prophecy, which will either lead to damnation or salvation for the people of Kosundo. It is the choice which they must make, which will ultimately choose their fate. This is a book with an easy and understated style to it. It has an unusual feel and yet the style seems to work in driving this modern day parable forward. I believe this is the author’s intention and Mark is exploring a similar path with this tale, which we as a race are following... Here with full review on Fantasy book review.... http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Wa...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Steven Douglas

    A Beacon of Hope is my kind of book. It moves along although it's a set up book. I liked the simple style. I suppose that if your used to more wordy styles, this fresh style will catch you off-guard. Yet, this unassuming style let me go along with the characters as a whole world is set up before your eyes. There is just the right amount of detail to allow me to imagine the world and the characters without bogging down the story. In addition, the style emphasized the innocency of some of the char A Beacon of Hope is my kind of book. It moves along although it's a set up book. I liked the simple style. I suppose that if your used to more wordy styles, this fresh style will catch you off-guard. Yet, this unassuming style let me go along with the characters as a whole world is set up before your eyes. There is just the right amount of detail to allow me to imagine the world and the characters without bogging down the story. In addition, the style emphasized the innocency of some of the characters. It seems that this naiveté will be short-lived as an evil begins to cast a shadow over this innocent world. The story itself is very unusual without being weird, and the intrigue of the stroy is second to none. It seemed like the book was short, but according to my calculated guess, it has between 94,000 and 97,000 words. It's just that the book reads so easily, it makes it seem shorter. I read somewhere a 70,000-word work is considered a novel, so it appears that the book is long enough after all. Anyway the book accomplished a lot in the amount of words that were used. The author wasted no words. I've read books that were a lot longer that didn't accomplish as much. The book introduces three definite storylines and over a dozen charaters as it took the plot to key points in each storyline.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    A Beacon of Hope has a little bit of everything that I like in a book. It has mystery and intrigue mixed with some romance. It has believable science and technology that is just a little bit ahead of our own. The writing style moves along and captivates your attention. The characters seem real. You get the feeling that you know someone just like certain characters. The people of Kosundo come to life in your mind and it is easy to relate to their stories. The characters also leave you no choice but A Beacon of Hope has a little bit of everything that I like in a book. It has mystery and intrigue mixed with some romance. It has believable science and technology that is just a little bit ahead of our own. The writing style moves along and captivates your attention. The characters seem real. You get the feeling that you know someone just like certain characters. The people of Kosundo come to life in your mind and it is easy to relate to their stories. The characters also leave you no choice but to invest emotion in them. You find yourself pulling for some characters and hating others. Still others have you screaming at them as they have you both loving and hating them. The world that the book emerses you in has just enough differences from our world to let your mind accept those differences. You find yourself in the world of Kosundo. The only thing that the book needed was more chapters. The next book of the series can't come quick enough.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Marc

    If you don't care for books with multiple sub plots, then this book might not be your cup of tea. But...if you love a simple style combined with a great plot that includes a great deal of intrigue, then this is definitey up your alley. This series promises to be a memorable one. A Beacon of Hope sets up this series beautifully. There are numerous subplots, but they are tied together masterfully. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more subplots to come. The book is writtten simply, yet with an i If you don't care for books with multiple sub plots, then this book might not be your cup of tea. But...if you love a simple style combined with a great plot that includes a great deal of intrigue, then this is definitey up your alley. This series promises to be a memorable one. A Beacon of Hope sets up this series beautifully. There are numerous subplots, but they are tied together masterfully. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more subplots to come. The book is writtten simply, yet with an intelligent edge. The world is familiar, yet strange. Those are just a couple of apparent paradoxes that seem to be true in this book. I'd call Walter E Mark's writing style a cross between Hawthorne, Robert Jordan and maybe J R R Tolkien thrown in. It's simple yet has a wonderful depth to it. I'm sold on this series. I believe that it will be a memorable one. I think it should be considered on several best of lists and my vote will go that way.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Swantje

    I received this book as a First Reads lucky winner! I'm glad that I entered the drawing and got to read the book. The people in the story live on a different planet, but their society is similar enough to ours that I could relate to it well, but different enough to make it really interesting. There are many technological advances that enhance their quality of life (I love the one where you can create the interior design of your room buy just pointing and selecting using a computer interface, I wo I received this book as a First Reads lucky winner! I'm glad that I entered the drawing and got to read the book. The people in the story live on a different planet, but their society is similar enough to ours that I could relate to it well, but different enough to make it really interesting. There are many technological advances that enhance their quality of life (I love the one where you can create the interior design of your room buy just pointing and selecting using a computer interface, I would like to have something like that.). And others threaten to destroy the world to leave it in chaos and misery. The Sixth World is different enough from our world to make the book really interesting. But on the other hand one can relate to the issues they are going through and draw one's own thoughts for our world. I would like to find out how the story continues in the second volume.

  20. 5 out of 5

    George

    Although A Beacon of Hope started out a bit slow for me, I found the plot that was being developed fascinating. I began to feel the uncertainty of the characters and the intrigue of the plot in the fourth chapter and it just kept building as the book went along. Walter E. Mark lists the second book of the series,Paths of Intimate Contention, in his profile. I can't wait until that book becomes available. Although A Beacon of Hope started out a bit slow for me, I found the plot that was being developed fascinating. I began to feel the uncertainty of the characters and the intrigue of the plot in the fourth chapter and it just kept building as the book went along. Walter E. Mark lists the second book of the series,Paths of Intimate Contention, in his profile. I can't wait until that book becomes available.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Steve Rogers

    I couldn't help but chuckle at a couple of the reviews listed here that talked about the grammar in the book. First, the grammar is better than a lot of fiction that I've read. Second, any obvious grammar miscues are more the responsibility of the publisher than the author. Third, sometimes grammar miscues are purposely made because a particular character's grammar isn't perfect. With that off my chest, let me tell you why I gave this book five stars. A Beacon of Hope is brilliantly original. It I couldn't help but chuckle at a couple of the reviews listed here that talked about the grammar in the book. First, the grammar is better than a lot of fiction that I've read. Second, any obvious grammar miscues are more the responsibility of the publisher than the author. Third, sometimes grammar miscues are purposely made because a particular character's grammar isn't perfect. With that off my chest, let me tell you why I gave this book five stars. A Beacon of Hope is brilliantly original. It is intriguing. It has a great plot that moves forward rapidly after introductions are made to the world of Kosundo. Finally, it sets up the series perfectly, having a nice background to story ratio. I anticipate a great series. The kind that only comes around once in a very great while.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Larry

    Best book that I've read in quite while. Only book that I've read recently that I've given 5 stars. The world that this book places you in is amazing. The world if similar enough to our world that the differences in flora, fauna, technology and customs stand out, giving you a deep understanding of the world and its characters. The book moves along so quickly that I finished it in two days...I don't do that. My only regret is that the book was not longer. I can't wait for the next book. By the way, t Best book that I've read in quite while. Only book that I've read recently that I've given 5 stars. The world that this book places you in is amazing. The world if similar enough to our world that the differences in flora, fauna, technology and customs stand out, giving you a deep understanding of the world and its characters. The book moves along so quickly that I finished it in two days...I don't do that. My only regret is that the book was not longer. I can't wait for the next book. By the way, this book doesn't come out until November. I got my copy from www.sixthworldpreview.com.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    I admit that I am giving this book five stars because of the potential of the series. This is a series I can see myself being absolutely immersed in. The book itself is solid though. It's a world that is earth but not earth. The book has intrigue upon intrigue and I believe the series promises a lot of action. At the same time, this is a thoughtful book, yet not heavy. It is simply written but the fact adds to the believability of the story. The more I think of it. I think the five stars are meri I admit that I am giving this book five stars because of the potential of the series. This is a series I can see myself being absolutely immersed in. The book itself is solid though. It's a world that is earth but not earth. The book has intrigue upon intrigue and I believe the series promises a lot of action. At the same time, this is a thoughtful book, yet not heavy. It is simply written but the fact adds to the believability of the story. The more I think of it. I think the five stars are merited.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sue Diandi

    I've read the first three books of the series and I am an avid fan. This first book is a table-setter, so it doesn't have the excitement of the other books of the series. Still, it's extremely interesting. I've follow the series very closely via the newsletter and the official website of The Sixth World of Men. Walter E Mark held a book signing event near my hometown of Mt. Zion, Illinois and I came away very impressed with the man. He is not only a good author, he is a good man. I am proud to le I've read the first three books of the series and I am an avid fan. This first book is a table-setter, so it doesn't have the excitement of the other books of the series. Still, it's extremely interesting. I've follow the series very closely via the newsletter and the official website of The Sixth World of Men. Walter E Mark held a book signing event near my hometown of Mt. Zion, Illinois and I came away very impressed with the man. He is not only a good author, he is a good man. I am proud to lend my voice in support of his works.

  25. 5 out of 5

    David Schwan

    I received this as a free book through Goodreads First Reads. A story about a coming war between numerous continents. There is a human-like creature that was thought dead in a gene splicing lab, a mad emperor that creates a secret weapon, and may not be mad after all. Lot's of spies for the various factions, and a large underwater city built by a peaceful (think Swiss) society. This book sets up the storyline for future books in the series. Lot's of intrigue. I received this as a free book through Goodreads First Reads. A story about a coming war between numerous continents. There is a human-like creature that was thought dead in a gene splicing lab, a mad emperor that creates a secret weapon, and may not be mad after all. Lot's of spies for the various factions, and a large underwater city built by a peaceful (think Swiss) society. This book sets up the storyline for future books in the series. Lot's of intrigue.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Nona

    The book moves along quite well even in the discriptions. The characters are unforgettable and the plot keeps me guessing. The author knows how to keep a reader interested,there is no dull moment in this book. Generally I enjoy reading mystery and horror, but I'm very excited to read more of this series. The book moves along quite well even in the discriptions. The characters are unforgettable and the plot keeps me guessing. The author knows how to keep a reader interested,there is no dull moment in this book. Generally I enjoy reading mystery and horror, but I'm very excited to read more of this series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mike Swanson

    Although this series is not really a Christian series in the purest sense, it is a series that a Christian can read without any regrets. In fact, some of the characters are downright inspiring. I heartily recommend this series to anyone who is searching for a read that delivers great entertainment without any tinge of guilt.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Darlene Thompson

    Great book! I can't wait to read more books in this series, specifically the revised versions of volumes two and three that are supposed to be out soon. This being the first book of the series is a set up book, but it's filled with enough intrigue to make you yearn for the action that is set up by it. Great book! I can't wait to read more books in this series, specifically the revised versions of volumes two and three that are supposed to be out soon. This being the first book of the series is a set up book, but it's filled with enough intrigue to make you yearn for the action that is set up by it.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    I got this book from the preview site, www.sixthworldpreview.com. It is great. It's easy to read, yet it really makes you think. If your looking for a book that won't take forever to read, but it still really worthwhile, A Beacon of Hope is the book for you. I got this book from the preview site, www.sixthworldpreview.com. It is great. It's easy to read, yet it really makes you think. If your looking for a book that won't take forever to read, but it still really worthwhile, A Beacon of Hope is the book for you.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Howie

    I wasn't sure that I was going to like this book very much until I reached chapter four. The pace of the book picked up there and I was mezmorized. The book is the first book of an epic series, so you have to give it a chance. I was very glad I gave it a chance. I wasn't sure that I was going to like this book very much until I reached chapter four. The pace of the book picked up there and I was mezmorized. The book is the first book of an epic series, so you have to give it a chance. I was very glad I gave it a chance.

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