Arklight: Force Interdiction Review

This ARC review was courtesy of Lindsay Merkel and can be found on Goodreads.

5 of 5 Stars!

“Arklight: Force Interdiction” – Spear Team is back with even more action, adventure, and time travel in this second installment of the Arklight series! The story also introduces new characters, a wicked Big Bad, and more historical mysteries to solve.

Using the ancient Knights Templar journal from their first mission, the new novel sees Spear Team working to uncover and obtain another piece of the “ultimate weapon,” which is tied to historical works of art that are hiding critical secrets. The story unfolds across time as the large cast of characters engages in separate-but-related missions in World War II, the Civil War, and modern day 2016.

As the sequel to “Arklight: Operation Nightfall,” “Arklight: Force Interdiction” is a strong followup to the first novel. Like the first book, the story is well-written and the plot is robust – in fact, I think there is even more happening here in “Force Interdiction.” There are so many layers to this story! Like it’s predecessor, “Arklight: Force Interdiction” is a multi-themed book, blending together military, history, and spirituality elements. When combined, these themes create a novel that is equal parts exciting, interesting, and inspiring. And while there is a lot information to absorb, the threads of the plot come together steadily throughout the book, offering suspenseful moments to intrigue readers, and then delivering on resolution so we aren’t left behind as the story continues to jump between missions and eras.

“Force Interdiction” also sees a minor character from the first novel rise up as a major player, who contributes to making the second book decidedly gorier and raises the stakes for Arklight by way of his cruelty and a mission of his own. Along with this villainous figure, “Force Interdiction” includes several female characters in each time period who fill some smaller, strategic roles. Their presence is a fresh addition to the action, showing us some diverse ways in which women contribute to the missions of Arklight!

With its solid writing, detailed storyline, and variety of characters, “Arklight: Force Interdiction” is a novel that will appeal to a wide audience. In addition, its unique blend of thematic elements puts the Arklight series into a genre of its own. I say “series” because it seems there is still more to transpire for Spear Team and company, and I look forward to the continuation!

The ARKLIGHT Story Continues!

In preparation for the release of Arklight: Force Interdiction, I have completed a newly revised version of Operation Nightfall! I took a few liberties, adding a few sprinkles that will carry the story into Book 3 – Task Force Crusader.

I’m about two-thirds of the way into the initial write and the story is truly turning into a bitter battle of good versus evil. There’s so much history to discuss! The Nazis, Hitler’s escape from Berlin, the Alsos Missions, the Order of the Black Sun, the Teutonic Knights, and the Order of the Knights Templar. What an incredible journey!

Readers’ Favorite has already given two reviews, calling Interdiction “Powerful, Epic, and well-written.” The plot was described as “complex”, the characters “rich”, and the settings “brilliant” by the reviewers. Self-Publishing review and a few more should be coming out in the next couple of weeks!

Arklight: Force Interdiction is available on Amazon for Kindle Pre-release and the Paperback will drop August 13th, 2018

Arklight: Operation Nightfall will be FREE from August 10th – 12th for Kindle – It’s always FREE to Kindle Unlimited Subscribers!

Interdiction’s First Professional Review

Reviewed By Author K.J. Simmill for Readers’ Favorite (5 Stars)

In everything there must be a balance; against the forces of evil, there must rise a counter force of good. The plans for an ultimate weapon have been uncovered, and there are those who drive for its completion, drive for a world of scientific supremacy, and who will destroy all those who dare obstruct, challenge, or stand against them. They are the dark, and Arklight is a force for God, defending the light. Rescuing the brilliant mathematician, Professor Amaldi, was just the beginning. Coding and hidden messages in artwork bring more questions than answers, but one thing is certain – what they discover cannot be allowed to fall into enemy hands. The very future hangs in the balance as past, present, and future unite to fight the most important battle of all time.

If you’re looking for a graphic and descriptive wartime/religious fiction story, then J.M. Myrick’s Arklight: Force Interdiction may be the book for you. The entire book focuses on an epic quest and a battle of such impossible proportion that it spans time itself. Clear indications of time periods ensure the reader doesn’t become lost in the flow, as time lines converge, agendas align, and intervention exposes secrets to ensure that what will be can come to pass. This is the kind of book that possesses a steady pace, but there’s always something important happening. The characters are rich, the plot complex, and there are as many reasons to like it as there are threads and diversions. Well written to conjure up brilliant and atmospheric imagery, Arklight: Force Interdiction is an enjoyable read. Whilst this is the second book in the Arklight series, the previous book recap at the front expertly fills in any important need to know history to help the reader embrace the story if they’re joining part way through.

K.J. Simmill is an award winning author of several books.

 

A FREE First Look!

Coming Soon!

It’s time to give everyone a sneak peak of what I’ve been working on –  I give you The Prologue to Arklight: Force Interdiction. Just click on the link below to view it in PDF. Look for the entire book to release on Amazon, August 13th, 2018.

There’s still time to read Arklight: Operation Nightfall – the one that started this incredible journey (4.8 out of 5 Stars on Amazon). The prologue picks up about 6 months after Nightfall ended, but is a stand-alone story all it’s own.

Buckle up Nashville! Magnus O’Keefe is one nasty hombre, hell-bent on vengeance. Arklight is humanities only weapon against this deadly foe. A battle like no other looms on the horizon – Fight for yesterday… Hope for tomorrow…

Force Interdiction Prologue

Force Interdiction Releases in 1 MONTH!

I am very happy to announce that Arklight: Force Interdiction is complete and will release August 13th, 2018! This second installment of the Arklight series will delve much deeper into the mysterious world of the Knights Templar and the origins of Arklight itself. The cover art was laid out to give you a few clues about the content and characters. I’m very proud of this installment, and I think the plot twists should keep anyone entertained.

Prepare to find out more about the coin given to Captain John Steadman by Ensign John Bell. Who translated the binary code on the Adam panel of the Ghent Altarpiece? What is the ultimate weapon and why was it created? What really happened during the Alsos Missions? So much to cover and don’t forget that the Storm on the Sea of Galilee is still up for grabs. What’s the significance? I can’t wait to share the next set of clues!

In preparation for the release on Force Interdiction, I’ll be offering Arklight: Operation Nightfall free to all kindle users on August 10th -12th and it’s always free on Kindle Unlimited! The ARCs are going out today, so thanks to the readers!

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Happy Independence Day!!

I heard a wonderful rendition of this song recently. If you apply the context of the lyrics, written by Julia Ward Howe in 1861, as she looked over the thousands of federal troops about to deploy for the American Civil War, it has a very deep meaning. While the Civil War represented a terrible time in our history, it also represents the fact that our republic is worth fighting for at all costs. Have a safe and most excellent 4th of July!

The Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,
“As ye deal with my contemners, So with you my grace shall deal;”
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
Since God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.