Imagine the earth in shattered remains of what it is now. Creatures are in a deficit. Humans are fighting for insignificant materials as they neglect what truly matters while their environment falls apart around them. Just when you think it’s the end, hope is found in the strangest of places. A seven-armed Octopod named Septielle sees the world differently than her sea creature counterparts, the way it once was and the way it should be. She has a vision of the earth restored to its former glory but dies before she can see it come to fruition. After her passing, a dolphin named Muriel takes on this mission and enlists a human named Anadare to work alongside her. They strive to fight and speak out against those that are destroying the earth and go to war against pirates who are out to kill the earth and all of those that stand in their way. But will the pirates, tourists, leaders, or even the people on the right or left, be able to put aside their differences to send Muriel on the greatest journey they could ever imagine?

I don’t often stray from my usual interest shelves when it comes to books. I like to stay warm and comfortable in my own little nook that I have of topics I read about and novels I like to read. There’s even a few authors I continue to come back to. But every 3rd blue moon I will pick up a book that is way out of my comfort zone. I guess I like to live on the edge.

This book was definitely out of my comfort zone, genre and topic wise. I am someone coming from a completely different plane as far as knowledge and interest wise. But I will say this book did a fine job in inspiring and acquainting me with this topic that we don’t often pay attention to. Chris Riker gathers all readers together in this book to explore where we are at in our mindset about the environment. He brings to us a fantasy story that goes into great depths of the human race and their roles that they can play in making a difference. This book did a great job in exploring this topic and it does make you think about what we can do more to change our mindset and what we think about the environment. This includes perhaps envisioning a different world all together. The writing and imagery helped exhibit his exceptional writing style. The storyline flows very nicely in this book and I enjoyed a good balance between guessing and finding answers! Overall, this book is one I would recommend to readers who share a passion for caring for our earth and inspiring themselves and others to do the same.


Book Title Come the Eventide by Chris Riker
Category YA Fiction / Adult Fiction, 330 pages
Genre:  YA Eco-Sci-Fiction / Fantasy
Publisher:  Lanier Press
Release date:   June, 2019
Tour Dates: October 14 to October 25, 2019
Content Rating:  PG (There are mature themes, but nothing graphic or gratuitous)



A century has passed since the fall of humanity changed the natural landscape. The oceans are poison, and a fraction of Earth’s magnificent creatures remain. The only surviving humans squabble over limited resources as they cling to a fragile peace. Yet in this bleak landscape hope lives on in Earth’s other intelligent life. It all begins when Septielle, a seven-armed octopod, has a vision of a world restored—a world she will not live to see. Inspired by her vision, a dolphin named Muriel shoulders her mission and enlists any humans who will listen—including Anadare, a young islander with an ax to grind against the oppressive ruling class of tourists turned bureaucrats. An invasion of cannibalistic pirates complicates things as they declare war on a world that rejects them.

As tensions rise to a crescendo, islanders, tourists, and pirates alike must put aside their differences to send Muriel on her greatest journey yet—beyond the sea, beyond form, beyond time itself.

In his first novel, Chris Riker conducts an opus in voce giocoso that grins at the inevitable, but reminds us of the heart that all life shares.



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Chris Riker is a writer, father, and journalist. He grew up in Rhode Island and now makes his home in Georgia with his wife, Ping. He has always loved books, from science-fiction and fantasy to historical novels and biographies. Building on a background in broadcast news, including a stint at CNN, he is now focused on telling stories with strong characters and moral resonance. His premiere effort blends a love for our beautiful Earth and her myriad life-forms with a sense of wonder at our shared purpose and fate.

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2 thoughts on “Come the Eventide by Chris Riker

  1. Yes, it is a scary but rewarding experience stepping out of our literary comfort zones. Glad this was a good experience for you. Thank you for sharing!


  2. I really enjoyed your viewpoint in this review. Yes, I agree I let a LOT of octopodes, dolphins, and mans come and play in this story. Guilty. I just couldn’t say no. I hope folks stick with the main guys and enjoy the ride. I also hope that in some small way, this book encourages people to do one small thing each day to help Planet Earth. Then we will have a great future together!


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