Blog Tour: Book Review: A New Birth of Freedom by Robert G. Pielke

It has taken centuries to recognize that all humans possess certain unalienable rights. There will come a time when we have to consider whether others deserve those rights as well. That time will come on July 3rd 1863.

When a stranger carrying a shiny,metalic valise steps aboard a train carrying Abraham Lincoln home from a 2 year stint in Congress, everyone stares, wondering about the stranger’s odd clothing and strange footware with the word Nike emblazoned on them.

When the strange man shows up in Lincoln’s office at the White house 14 years later, still wearing the same clothes, carrying the same valise and looking not a day older, the president and his staff know something is odd.

But when Edwin Blair opens his valise and projects a 3d image of the Earth on Lincoln’s wall, then proceeds to tell a fanciful tale about time traveling aliens preparing to land at Gettysburg on July 3rd, they are sure they’ve met a lunatic.

Unfortunately for them, they’re wrong.

A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor, is the first book in a new science fiction series that follows the adventures of Edwin Blair and the aliens known as Pests as they chase each other through all the centuries of Earth’s past.

This book was not at all what I expected. I was expecting Historical Fiction but didn’t expect the time-travel, alien, science fiction elements. Had I read the summary above I would have had a better idea of what to expect.

The first 50 pages of this book I was confused and not at all interested in the story. It did pick up once I got further into the story but I just didn’t love this book. I know there is a target audience who will really enjoy this, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. It was just a little too far fetched and bizarre for me to really get into the storyline.

It seemed like the Historical Fiction portions of this book were very well researched and portions of it were interesting to me.  If you enjoy Science Fiction with a historical twist and want to read a story about time travel and aliens at Gettysburg give this book a try, you’ll probably love it because it is well written.

Content: Clean

Rating: 3 Stars

Source: From Tribute Books as part of a Blog Tour