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Sky Parlor: A Novel

Stephen C. Perkins

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Sky Parlor: A Novel

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Sky Parlor is beautifully written, well-paced, and an interesting take on history, Greek mythology, the future, and the true meaning of utopia and what a life well-lived really means.

Stephen R. Perkins creates a world in which all humankind has been controlled from the beginning of recorded history by two Greek gods who are in a constant love-hate relationship. The state of their relationship is reflected in how humankind treats each other (times of war, times of peace, etc.).

After the Great Rapture a utopia, Sky Parlor, is created. But, as with anything created by two Greek gods, not everything is as it seems.

The characters are engrossing and the plot bends back and forth on itself in interesting ways. Blending historical fiction, Greek mythology, and science fiction into one book sounds like a lot and very contrived. However, Mr. Perkins makes it interesting. He has a beautiful writing style a good sense of pacing that keeps things interesting throughout the book. It makes it difficult to put down.

If you have read and enjoyed any of Mr. Perkins other books, you will definitely enjoy this one. It is fun, entertaining, engrossing, and unpredictable in the best ways possible. Otherwise, if you simply enjoy a solid science fiction novel, it would be difficult to go wrong with this one. This book deftly blends a lot of different genres and has an interesting hook that made it hard for me to put it down and I think it would do the same for you.

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