He recently released a book titled “A Traitor to Dreams”. It’s a great read. I highly recommend my fiction fans out there to pick it up. It’s his debut book, so you already know a lot of sweat and tears went into it.
Check out the summary.
A Traitor to Dreams
Ideomatic, Inc. has perfected humanity. Their Dream Trashcan can create the ideal you.
Elpida Kallistos has everything she wants . . . almost. There is one unfulfilled dream, one desire standing between her and happiness. Enter the Dream Trashcan from Ideomatic, Inc., guaranteed to eliminate unwanted desires while you sleep. All it takes is the click of a button and the desire is gone, permanently.
And it works! But when Elpida has second thoughts and opens up her Dream Trashcan, she finds more inside than circuitry and wires. She finds a whole other world . . . the Dreamscape, a realm where angelic, winged beings called Stewards hunt down desires made flesh. But her presence makes the Dreamscape unstable, and Ideomatic will do anything to get her out.
Chased by Ideomatic’s minions, Elpida must discover her Steward’s true identity, learn the secrets of the Dream Trashcan, and unravel Ideomatic’s plans . . . before she’s devoured by her own desires.
The story follows Elpida Kallistos on her journey in finding the mysterious “Dream Trashcan” that holds an interesting philosophical question toward the end of the book. There are a lot of subtle life messages embedded in the text, as I fully expected from Alex. A Traitor to Dreams will give you plenty to think of with regard to the reality of the world, God, and what we are versus what we could be.
I especially enjoyed the beginning of the book, with respect to Elpida being an older, unhappy, career-woman cat lady. That gave me a good laugh, knowing Alex’s blog writings.
It’s a great read, one with action and some funny moments. It will give you a ton to think about, and it contains an enticing philosophical parallel with what happens to us in this life and the next. At certain points, it almost seems like a movie: action, suspense, unease, back to action. Even other reviewers mentioned that they powered through the book quickly due to the author’s ability to keep and grab attention.
So if you’re into the sci-fi reads, pick this one up. Help a developing writer and get a great read out of it as well.