I was given an e-copy of The Xeno Manifesto by Brysen Mann for review.
The best description for this book would be for me, Ancient Aliens meets The X Files, and that's a good thing. It feeds my literary addiction for stories that fall under the heading of "conspiracy theory". I love it.
Aliens, Bigfoot, lost technology, government cover-ups. It's all here. Sci-Fi fantasy with just enough technology to be interesting but not overwhelming. Lots of twists and turns. Violence, suspense, mystery and redemption. I really enjoyed how the tables were turned in this tale. How, you ask? You know me better than that, no spoilers here. The main character, Frank, is not the most sympathetic character, but the author does develop him well, we easily understand him and his motivations.
My negatives? The file I received was not that clean. Many typos that should have easily been caught by proofreaders. Stylistically I had a bit of difficulty with the author switching from a third person narration to first person action. This left me a bit unsettled at times. The back story on Frank while very interesting and compelling on it's own, was very lengthy and distracted from the main story because it took so long to resolve.
Negatives aside, I found The Xeno Manifesto very interesting and fun. A cleaner version would probably have received a higher rating. Fans of aliens, Bigfoot, cover-ups and intrigue will like The Xeno Manifesto by Brysen Mann. Enjoy!