Review: The Red Serpent Trilogy – Rishabh Jain
The existence of Vampires emerged as a surprise to the entire human race. Yet no one ever expected them to try and wipe out humanity in order to become the master race. While the Vampires’ true origins are not really known, those remaining are are aware, to some extent, of how such microscopic organisms evolved into the calumnious race they now are.
What’s left of humanity now lives deep in space on a space station called Regnum. This place is the only home the survivors have known since the Vampires carelessly ravaged their beloved Earth and have now made the planet their own. Yet none are willing to give up on the hope that they’ll once again walk across their beloved planet’s soil.
Amongst the races, it has been prophesied that one known as ‘The Falsifier’ shall be born who will one day decide the fate of these two races. He will walk amongst the Vampires and live as humans live. Within this being’s hand, the world as they all know may just cease to exist. Yet there’s also hope for humanity. For ‘The Falsifier’ may just be their savior in more ways than one.
Unbeknownst to Alexander, a boy who is human but possesses traits that resemble those of a Vampire, he is the catalyst that will bring on a slew of changes to both the human race and the Vampires. While he sees himself as an ordinary boy with unique qualities, his uncle knows exactly who he and what he is. The secrets of his nephew’s legacy was entrusted to him long ago and John knows that he’ll need to help Alexander as much as he can if he’s to set all wrongs to right.
Yet as the secrets surrounding his true existence come to light, Alexander isn’t sure as to whether he can carry out the expectations of his people and still remain true to his beliefs. Tensions are rising and both the humans and the Vampires want to claim him. He knows the very fate of their existences lies within his hands. If there is to be peace, he must reconcile the differences that exist between both factions. Unfortunately, he isn’t sure if he can do what he needs to do and still come out of it unscathed.
This was truly a very different take on all things vampires. I found it very intriguing. I really did.
We find the characters in the midst of a war between humans and vampires, each vying for the right to become the ‘master’ race. Granted, the vampires have severely decimated the humans, but the race’s survivors aren’t willing to give up, just yet. They’re willing to fight for their beliefs and aren’t afraid to try and do everything within their power to gain the upper hand.
I did note that there were a couple spots within the story that could use a little further editing/polishing, but the story itself is riveting. It pulls the reader in despite the fact that it’s a very quick and short read. It’s definitely worth reading.
“The evils of the World in which Anaxagoras shall come will be caused by the unworthy people of the world. Our race shall come unto the Earth and bravely wage war with them . . .”
In 2021, the Vampires attacked Earth and decimated the human population. After a fierce and bloody battle, war commander John Howe led the forced evacuation of the humans to the gigantic orbiting space station Regnum, and the human refugees have been there ever since. Then one day, General Howe’s orphan nephew, Alexander, uncovers a terrible secret about his past and that he may be the subject of prophesy. “Two decades later, a new kind of evil, a Falsifier, shall come unto the Earth…” The boy’s world is turned upside down when Gareng, the Vampiric General, reveals his own family ties to Alexander.
As the two grow closer, Gareng begins to question the wisdom of his people waging Vampiric war on the humans. But Gareng’s own son will stop at nothing to seize control and eliminate the humans once and for all . . . “There will be a second coming of Anaxagoras, when the sun is blocked by the moon . . .”
After learning his true origins, Alexander finds himself in an impossible situation: he must choose whether his allegiance lies with his mother’s people, or with his father’s—and condemn the other to certain doom. “In the End of Days, the Falsifier shall challenge Anaxagoras for the fate of the world . . .” But Migra is thicker than water, and as Alexander embraces his role as Falsifier, he begins to hope that there could be another way.
Can Alexander forge a peace between the two warring factions? Could he and Gareng ever convince the Vampires to agree? Or will prophecy reach its bloody final chapter as Earth is plunged again into unrelenting war?
About The Author:
Rishabh Jain was born in the city of Kanpur, in India, in 1990. From a young age, he displayed remarkable traits of creativity and inventiveness. When a young boy of 8 or 9 years old, Rishabh left his father (himself an electrical engineer) shocked and speechless one day, when he managed to make an asymmetrical and unbalanced structure made of blocks, with which he was very fond of playing, stand stable for 2 to 3 minutes, blissfully unaware that the laws of physics and mechanics made it impossible.
Rishabh entered Pathways World School in 2003, an International Baccaulaureate School on the outskirts of New Delhi, in the 8th Grade. Here, his multidisciplinary talents and interests blossomed in the creative environment of an International Level School. He was awarded an Academic Merit Scholarship from Pathways World School, for the academic years 2004-05 and 2005-06 (his 9th & 10th Grades). Being an absolutely ardent fan of and enamored by the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the Harry Potter series, it was his dream to write a story of his own as a “Trilogy.” This was the inspiration from which he conceived the genesis and plot of this current book, The Red Serpent Trilogy, and he finally realized his dream and completed the book in 2006 and was issued the copyright to the same in January of 2007.
Rishabh completed his High School (10th Grade) in 2006, with an award of Distinction from IGCSE, Cambridge. He participated in “Harvard Model Congress Asia” (a three-day student conference organized by Harvard University, where selected students were invited from around the world to take part in simulations of the United States Congress) in Bangkok, in September 2006. He also was a participant in Ryan International School’s Indian Model United Nations (INMUN) in 2006, which was a three-day simulation of the United Nations, wherein he received a Certificate of Achievement.
While studying for the International Baccaulaureate Diploma (11th & 12th Grades) in the same school, Rishabh participated in and won 1st prize in
two competitions (one for extempore speaking and the other for debate) in VIVUM Bangalore (India). He also built a Bio-Gas plant during a Community Service Project in a village of Rajasthan near Rathambore National Park. Rishabh was democratically elected by the student body for a period of two years (2007 & 2008) as a member of the Student Council (consisting of a total of twelve members representing the whole school) – a most responsible and keenly contested and coveted position.
Due to the peer recognition of his multidisciplinary talents in Creative Writing, English, Literature, and General Knowledge, and his unique ability to relate to people, Rishabh was also elected as the Editor of the Annual School Magazine Rewind. In June 2007, Rishabh participated in “GLOBAL YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE” (GYLC) in Washington & New York. This was a global conference, where approximately 200 international students from various countries around the globe were invited to attend. The conference lasted two weeks, with one in Washington and one in New York. He was awarded “Youth Leadership Award” in recognition of meritorious achievement in scholarship, leadership and citizenship.
Due to his exemplary performance in GYLC in 2007, he was invited to attend a week-long program, and as a special guest among a very few selected international students, attended the appointment and swearing-in ceremony of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the USA, in January 2009. After earning his International Baccaulaureate Diploma (11th & 12th Grades) in 2008, from among a large number of offers from various prestigious Universities, Rishabh entered the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he presently resides and is currently pursuing his engineering degree. Amid his grueling schedule of Engineering studies, Rishabh has almost completed a 2nd book, which is a space science fiction adventure & love story.
Connect With Him Online:
The Red Serpent Trilogy Blog Tour Site: http://theredserpenttrilogy.blogspot.com